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Assistant/Associate Professor, Communication Studies, Specialization in Sports Communication

Rowan University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 10, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Media Studies, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Speech & Rhetoric
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Full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication Studies with a specialization in Sports Communication.


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, 2022.

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 Communication Studies courses, the successful candidate will teach courses in the Sports CaM 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 Edelman CCCA.

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 basis.

Starting Date: September 2022

Salary: Competitive

Application Process:

Interested candidates must apply through our online application system at:

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

Rowan University

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,, 856-256-5494. Rowan strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.

Applications close: When position is filled

Advertised: Nov 10 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

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