The Communication Program at Lasell University in Newton MA seeks to fill two separate openings for Associate or Assistant Professors of Communication. Applicants should have expertise in EITHER Digital Media (e.g. Social Media, Media Analytics, Communication Technology) OR within one or more of the following: sport communication, public relations, journalism, speech or professional communication. Preferred start date Fall 2021.
We seek a candidate who is passionate about teaching, dedicated to student advising, committed to productivity and scholarly inquiry, engaged with faculty governance and community service, and enthusiastic about shaping the future of a nimble, ever-adapting program to meet the evolving changes in the Communication field.
Given Lasell’s commitment to fostering an intellectually enriching and inclusive educational environment, our expectation is that the successful candidate will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in fulfilling their roles and interacting with students and employees who are broadly diverse with regard to various aspects of identity, such as race, ethnicity, ability status, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, nationality, and religion.
The statements below are intended to describe the principal duties of the person assigned to this role. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. Lasell University has the right to add or change the responsibilities at any time.
Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise and courses within the Communication program’s core.
Successful candidates will demonstrate an avid interest in utilizing a project-focused approach to teaching. Our growing undergraduate and graduate programs are looking to enhance and diversify offerings. The successful candidate will have the ability to work both within and beyond the program to shape the ongoing development of undergraduate and graduate programs in response to new potential markets.
Faculty in all disciplines at Lasell may have the opportunity to teach in our Honors Program as well as the Core Curriculum, which could include teaching First Year Seminar, a Knowledge Perspective course in one of four areas, a sophomore multidisciplinary course, or a section of the junior Ethics Experience. See http://www.lasell.edu/academics/academic-catalog/undergraduate-catalog/core-curriculum.html. Interest in intergenerational issues is also welcome, as this is a focus throughout the University.
Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, and the information of three (3) references using the forms on our website. Review of candidates' submitted materials begin immediately; applications are accepted until the position is filled.
Lasell University offers a competitive salary and benefits package for eligible employees. This includes but is not limited to outstanding time off benefits, health, dental and vision insurance, benefits for legal domestic partners, a 403B with a matching contribution after one year of service, tuition benefits, pet insurance and more.
Lasell University is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.
A doctorate or a terminal degree in Communication is strongly preferred but ABD will be considered. Candidates with a Master's in Communication and college-level teaching experience, or candidates with extraordinary equivalent professional experience, will be considered.
Lasell seeks faculty and staff who appreciate the value diversity brings to a campus community and are eager to foster an inclusive environment at the University. Employees who represent various areas of diversity of our student body are key contributors to our strategic vision.
About Lasell University
Lasell University is a private university in Auburndale, Massachusetts. Lasell offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional fields of study.