Full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication and Creative Arts, Rowan University.
The Department of Communication Studies welcomes applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor, to join the department September 1, 2019.
The successful candidate will specialize in Rhetoric of Science and teach in the Department of Communication Studies, as well as the College’s nascent interdisciplinary major in Health and Science Communication. The ability and willingness to teach other courses in the Communication Studies department (particularly in the Rhetoric/Cultural Criticism specialization and our core curriculum) is expected. Those applicants with an interest in technology or environment are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to develop courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise for inclusion in the new interdisciplinary major. This major brings together offerings from Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising, Radio, Television, & Film and Writing Arts.
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. The candidate should have a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. In addition, the successful candidate will be asked to contribute to the department and university through service including, but not limited to, mentoring of students, curriculum development, and program assessment.
The Department of Communication Studies is one of six departments in the College of Communication and Creative Arts. We are dedicated to a collegial atmosphere in which both intellectual curiosity and a sense of humor thrive. The department’s atmosphere reflects the invigorating environment at Rowan University. We are especially committed to fostering and enabling a community that embraces diversity and equity in thought, action and person. Thus, we welcome faculty who share this value and seek to be a member of such a community.
Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with over 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 90 public research universities and the 7th fastest growing research institution in the nation.
The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in communication or related discipline with experience teaching at the collegiate level. ABD candidates with dissertation nearing completion will be considered. The terminal degree is required at the time of appointment.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.
Applications received by October 19, 2018 will receive full consideration.
Submissions must include a single .pdf file containing a letter of application, a curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and description of research agenda. Where appropriate, candidates are encouraged to speak on how their teaching, service, and research activities show commitment or contribution to diversity efforts in their application materials.
Three current letters of recommendation, and other relevant material should be sent directly to
Dr. Joy M Cypher, Search Committee Chair,
Department of Communication Studies,
Glassboro, New Jersey 08028
Representatives from Rowan will be contacting select applicants for pre-interviews at the NCA convention in Salt Lake City.
For more information, please contact search chair, Dr. Joy M. Cypher at email@example.com
Rowan University is an equal opportunity employer that offers same sex benefits and encourages and celebrates diversity within its community.
Candidates must demonstrate authorization to work in the United States.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.
Internal Number: 493236
About Rowan University
A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service. Through intellectual, social and cultural contributions, the University enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region.