Assistant Professor of Communication

Mount St. Mary's University
Emmitsburg, MD
Oct 15, 2021
Oct 17, 2021
Full Time
General Position DescriptionThe Department of Communication at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication with a specialization in Digital Media and Social Movements. Beginning in fall 2022, the ideal candidate will have research and/or teaching experience in quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods of communication research. Candidates with backgrounds in Communication/Media Studies, Digital Humanities, Rhetorical Studies, and related fields will be considered. The successful candidate will teach the department's core courses, help develop the curriculum in digital and new media, and offer courses on social movements, social reform, and change.The department seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar who can diversify and complement our tracks and competencies in media literacy, rhetoric and writing, digital/new media, cultural diversity, and communication ethics. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory communication courses and courses in the candidate's area of specialization. The candidate will have Ph.D. in hand by August 2022, a record of scholarship and teaching in their discipline, and a student-centered philosophy of teaching consistent with a teaching-focused liberal arts college. Candidates with lived experience as part of a traditionally-underrepresented group will be given preference.For first-round review of applications, we request the following materials: Curriculum Vitae Cover Letter Statement of Teaching Philosophy (no longer than 2 pages) Statement of Research Agenda (no longer than 2 pages)Second-round candidates will be asked to provide additional materials, including a scholarship sample, diversity statement, and letters of recommendation.Who we areMount St. Mary's University is the second oldest Catholic university in the country. Located in a serene mountain setting in Emmitsburg, Maryland, yet near major metropolitan areas, the Mount is a comprehensive, nationally recognized Catholic university with an enrollment of over 2,000 students and a 13:1 student to faculty ratio.We seek to build an inclusive faculty that can engage the interests of an increasingly diverse student population. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The university has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational programs and employment practices; we actively seek and welcome applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.Successful candidates will share our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons, the value of intercultural understanding, and will be able to articulate how they can contribute to the Mount's Catholic liberal-arts mission.Salary Full-time position beginning August 2022 Full benefits and annual, holiday, and sick leave Competitive salary commensurate to experienceWays to ApplyPlease forward requested documents to: received by October 30, 2021 will be given full consideration.Mount St. Mary's University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, differently abling condition or national origin. Mount St. Mary's hires only US citizens and lawfully authorized aliens. EOE