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Assistant Professor – Communication

Villanova University

This is a Full-time position in Villanova, PA posted October 24, 2021.

Assistant Professor
– Communication

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

All application materials will be collected online, at .

Review of applications will begin as soon as the job is posted.

The deadline for application review is Oct.

22, 2021.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted virtually.

We hope to hold finalist interviews in person in late November/early December, but that decision will need to wait until early Fall.

Applications must include: Cover Letter / Letter of Interest, Resume / Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Summary of Teaching Evaluations, Transcripts, Writing Sample/Publications, Statement of Research Interests, Statement of Contribution to Mission, Statement of Contribution to DEI, and contact information for three references who will be contacted via email to submit confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted.

For more detailed description of the Department, please consult .

Please direct all questions regarding the position to Dr.

Sherry Bowen, at sheryl.bowen@villanova.edu or Dr.

Qi Wang, at q.wang@villanova.edu, search committee co-chairs.

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Posting Number: 2021840F Position Title: Assistant Professor
– Communication Position Type: Faculty Location: Villanova, PA Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants Work Schedule: full-time/9-months Department: 145-Communication Position Summary: The Department of Communication at Villanova University seeks applicants for a tenure track position in Interpersonal/Intercultural Communication at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2022.

With one of the largest undergraduate majors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Communication Department offers course work leading to the B.A.

in Communication with opportunities to concentrate in one or more of eight different areas of the discipline.

In addition, the Department supports a thriving M.A.

program in Communication.

Our faculty prides itself on excellence in teaching and research and seeks to cultivate a supportive, collegial work environment.

Diversity and inclusion are hallmarks of our Department and College as well as an integral component of Villanova University’s mission.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order.

Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities: Our new colleague will teach undergraduate and graduate courses on a 3-2 teaching load and pursue an active program of research.

Service responsibilities will include student advising and mentoring, as well as curriculum development and assessment.

Candidates must be willing to support the University’s strategic plan of Inclusive Community .

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Basic requirements: Ph.D.

    in Communication.

    Emphasis on interpersonal/intercultural communication preferred ( ABD considered, with degree in hand by August 2022). 

  • We seek candidates whose teaching, scholarship, and service has prepared them to address systemic inequities and to contribute to our commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion , as demonstrated in our Department focus on communication as instrumental for social justice. 
  • Successful candidates will have college-level teaching experience. 
  • We are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship examines and innovates in any of the following areas, especially within underserved or underrepresented groups: intercultural communication and social media/technology, intercultural/intergroup dialogue, interpersonal/intercultural communication competence, negotiation, conflict management, leadership, health, language, deception, affect, among others. 
  • Successful candidates will also be able to contribute to required undergraduate courses such as qualitative or quantitative research, and intro-level communication theory, as well as to update elective courses in their area(s) of specialization such as Relational Communication, Family Communication, Gender & Communication, and to develop new courses. 

Preferred Qualifications: Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours: Special Message to Applicants: All application materials will be collected online, at .

Review of applications will begin as soon as the job is posted.

The deadline for application review is Oct.

22, 2021.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted virtually.

We hope to hold finalist interviews in person in late November/early December, but that decision will need to wait until early Fall.

Applications must include: Cover Letter / Letter of Interest, Resume / Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Summary of Teaching Evaluations, Transcripts, Writing Sample/Publications, Statement of Research Interests, Statement of Contribution to Mission, Statement of Contribution to DEI , and contact information for three references who will be contacted via email to submit confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted.

For more detailed description of the Department, please consult .

Please direct all questions regarding the position to Dr.

Sherry Bowen, at sheryl.bowen@villanova.edu or Dr.

Qi Wang, at q.wang@villanova.edu, search committee co-chairs.

Posting Date: 09/02/2021 Closing Date (11:59pm ET): 10/22/2021 Salary Posting Information: Competitive Salary Band: Job Classification: faculty

References Needed

Minimum Number of References Needed 3 Maximum Number of References Needed 3

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Documents needed to complete your application:

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Summary of Teaching Evaluations
  • Transcripts
  • Writing Sample/Publications
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Statement of Contribution to Mission
  • Statement of Contribution to DEI

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