Department Description: The Department of Communication Studies is committed to faculty members who are innovative in their pedagogical and research approaches to investigating communication. Our faculty members represent the breadth of the discipline. We seek candidates who respect diverse approaches to studying the process of communication, and who recognize the social and political implications of the communication process. Candidates should be able to contribute to the diversity of USD through their teaching, research, and/or service.
Detailed Description: The University of San Diego, an independent Catholic institution, invites applicants for a tenure track, assistant professor position in strategic communication beginning in the Fall of 2020. Candidates should have expertise in the principles and application of public relations and/or advertising, as well as teaching and research interests in one or more of the following areas: content strategies, campaign design and evaluation, strategic media planning, communication management, data analytics, crisis management, or media policy. The selected candidate must be capable of teaching introductory courses in the departmental core curriculum and developing upper-division courses in their area of expertise. The ideal candidate will not only have a strong background in strategic communication, but a deep understanding of current trends in the communication field, a commitment to ethical communication that values human dignity, and a familiarity with the academic debates and criticisms surrounding public relations.
Job Requirements: The preferred candidate will have a completed Ph.D. at the time of appointment, university-level teaching experience, and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates are also expected to have a strong research agenda, participate in University service, and advise undergraduates. Employment is predicated on a pre-employment background check. USD is an Equal Opportunity employer, offers same-sex domestic partner benefits, and is committed to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Posting Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
For full consideration, candidates should submit applications prior to October 15, 2019.
Applications must consist of the following: 1. A letter of application 2. Curriculum vitae 3. A teaching philosophy which (a) addresses the specific challenges of a liberal arts, undergraduate program; and (b) includes a sample pedagogical exercise used in class 4. Two samples of scholarly writing (e.g., published articles, reports, or convention papers) 5. Contact information for three references.
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Additional Details: The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and providing a top-notch liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. USD is located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The campus is renowned for its beauty, and features Spanish Renaissance-inspired architecture.