Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Fri Aug 25 2017 Job Description:
Western Kentucky University's Department of Communication invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible, Assistant Professor position in Digital Communication, at the intersection of communication and emergent technology. The nine-month position begins on August 15, 2018. Successful candidates will present active research agendas in areas such as digital storytelling, influencer engagement, user experience, social listening and analytics, and audience analysis. We welcome novel methodologies, new theoretical perspectives, and an interest in collaborating with community organizations. Candidates must be able to teach or create theoretically informed, project-based courses in two or more of the following areas: advertising, communication studies, organizational communication, popular culture studies, and public relations. Potential course assignments include user experience, digital production, persuasion, visual communication analysis, and communication theory as well as subjects related to the candidate's expertise and the department's needs. Graduate teaching is expected in WKU's MA program in Applied Organizational Communication, as is mentoring of graduate students and serving on thesis or capstone committees.
The successful candidate will join a vibrant team of teacher/scholars, all of whom have active research and creative agendas, collegial aims, and professional ambitions.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field and show potential for excellence in teaching, research/creative activity, and service.
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