The Communication Studies Department at Gonzaga University invites applications for two tenure track Assistant Professors with expertise in digital media, communication technologies, and culture. We wish to welcome humanities-based teacher-scholars to join a growing department with an innovative curriculum grounded in rhetoric, media, and cultural studies. We hope for applications from teacher-scholars who adopt a critical approach to contemporary media and culture. We wish to collaborate with a colleague who possesses strong pedagogical, theoretical, and methodological abilities in digital media and culture, with particular emphasis on linking technologies and their cultural meanings within and across diverse communities; who explores the impact of digital media on society, politics, and community; who addresses questions of diversity, equity, and social justice broadly considered; who understands communication technology as a constitutive material, social, cultural, and political endeavor; and who possesses a broad awareness and appreciation of rhetorical foundations of the discipline and the areas of research and teaching represented in the Department. We envision applicants whose teaching and scholarship explore intersections of digital media and culture with one or more of the following areas:
digital citizenship and affective publics
activism and social movements
race/ethnicity/gender and media
civic and global political engagement/disengagement
surveillance, privacy, and publicity
identity assemblage as impacted by digital media and communication technologies
postcolonial theories of digital media Applicants should be comfortable working in a liberal arts setting that fosters faculty collaboration and student engagement both inside and outside the classroom. Thus, we seek a colleague with potential for interdisciplinary collaboration with departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences such as Women's and Gender Studies, Native American Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, as well as emerging minors in Film Studies and Critical Race Studies. Candidates should also demonstrate potential for contributing to College of Arts and Sciences initiatives including the Center for Digital Humanities, The Center for Public Humanities, and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry. All members of the department contribute to and participate in student advising, peer review of teaching activities, department assessment and evaluation, committee work, and special projects. The successful applicant will be invested in creative pedagogy and curriculum development. All faculty in the department share responsibilities for teaching the first-year, Core curriculum course, COMM 100: Communication and Speech. The teaching load is 18 credits per academic year. The Communication Studies Department is committed to inclusive excellence and to increasing the diversity of the campus community. In alignment with Gonzaga University's mission, we expect applicants to demonstrate a strong commitment to issues of social justice, diversity, global engagement, and care for/solidarity with vulnerable and marginalized communities. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the departmental ethos and campus climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to issues applicable to diverse populations and to working with underrepresented and minoritized students through teaching, mentoring, or administration are preferred.
A Ph.D. in Media Studies, Rhetoric, or Communication Studies – ABD considered, with the expectation the candidate will have completed the degree by August 1, 2018
Evidence of effective and reflective college-level teaching
Evidence of multicultural and inclusive teaching practices
Gonzaga University is a private four-year institution for higher education located in Spokane, Washington. Established in 1877, the university continues to use their education model of educating their students as a whole person- mind, body, and spirit. At Gonzaga, students discover how to integrate science and art, faith and reason, and action and contemplation. Gonzaga is a nationally ranked univ...ersity and one of the top regional universities in the west. Home to over 7,800 students, Gonzaga offers a variety of undergraduate and master’s degrees, as well a Ph.D. and Juris Doctor through the school of law.