Full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of
Communication Studies with a specialization in Sports
The Department of Communication Studies in the Ric Edelman College
of Communication & Creative Arts at Rowan University welcomes
applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant or
Associate Professor, to join the department September 1,
The successful candidate will specialize in Sports Communication
and teach in the Department of Communication Studies, as well as
the College's Sports Communication and Media (Sports CaM) major.
This interdisciplinary major brings together offerings from four
departments in the College, including Communication Studies;
Journalism; Public Relations & Advertising; and Radio,
Television & Film.
Along with core
courses, the successful candidate will
teach courses in the Sports
major, including Sports Communication, Culture, &
Identity, Rhetoric of Sport, and Images of Athletes in Popular
Culture, as well as Senior Seminar in Sports Communication and
Media. There is also room for the successful candidate to develop
courses in their areas of expertise.
The successful candidate will be expected to play an active role as
the Communication Studies representative for the Center for
Sports Communication & Social Impact
housed within the
Candidates with critical, qualitative, or rhetorical perspectives
of Sport and Communication Studies are encouraged to apply.
Candidates with interests in areas of diversity and sport (such as
race, gender, class, LGBTQIA+ identities, and/or disability rights)
are especially welcome to apply.
As a department with a strong history of teaching excellence, we
seek a colleague who values and excels in teaching. This tenure
track position also carries an expectation of successful scholarly
research and publication, with efforts to seek external funding. In
addition, the successful candidate will be asked to contribute to
the department, college, and university through service including,
but not limited to, mentoring of students, curriculum development,
and program assessment. There is likewise an expectation for
service to the wider professional community.
The Department of Communication Studies is dedicated to an
inclusive atmosphere in which intellectual curiosity, collegiality,
and senses of humor thrive. The department's atmosphere reflects
the invigorating environment at Rowan University.
The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in communication
studies with experience teaching at the collegiate level.
Candidates with Ph.D. in related disciplines and/or ABD candidates
with dissertation nearing completion will also be considered. The
terminal degree is required at the time of appointment. Candidates
must be legally authorized to work in the US on a full-time
Interested candidates must apply through our online application
Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis with the first
review on December 15, 2021. Candidates will be contacted for
pre-interviews to be held via Zoom (or similar virtual meeting
platform) in January 2022.
Submissions must include:
- letter of application
- curriculum vita
- statement of teaching philosophy
- description of research agenda
- statement of diversity and inclusion
In their statement of diversity and inclusion, candidates should
speak to how their teaching, service, and research activities show
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Three current letters of recommendation and other relevant material
should be sent directly to:
Dr. John Feaster, Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication Studies
Glassboro, New Jersey 08028
Rowan University celebrates diversity and is committed to creating
an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to age, ethnicity, race, religion, sex, gender identity or
expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin,
(dis)ability status, military status, and other NJ protected
classes. Rowan University does not discriminate on the basis of sex
in its educational programs and activities, including employment as
required by Title IX. Rowan is committed to providing access, equal
opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with
(dis)abilities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact
Christy Mroz, Administrative Assistant, OEE@rowan.edu,
856-256-5494. Rowan strongly encourages applicants from
underrepresented groups to apply.
Applications close: When position is filled
Nov 10 2021 Eastern Standard Time