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Position Announcements


Assistant Professor, Department of Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of Memphis seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor beginning in August 2017 with a specialization in rhetoric and public address, women’s/gender studies, and rhetorical theory and criticism. PhD in communication is required. The successful candidate will have an active research agenda; demonstrated excellence in teaching; interest in interdisciplinary teaching and research; willingness and ability to advise MA and PhD students across the different foci of the department and to teach courses in both face-to-face and online formats.

The Department of Communication offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees, with doctoral specializations in the areas of rhetoric and media studies, and health and relational communication.

Please see the Department’s website at www.memphis.edu/communication for more information. Applicants are required to upload a cover letter, CV, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, unofficial transcript and contact information for three references online at http://workforum.memphis.edu. Review of applications will begin October 30, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Craig Stewart, Search Committee Chair, at craig.stewart@memphis.edu.

Department Chair, Department of Communication

The Department seeks an applicant with a national reputation who has made a significant contribution to the discipline of Communication.  Our department focus areas include rhetoric and media studies, health and relational communication, and film and video production. The Chair is responsible for leading our department in strategic planning and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, recruitment, external funding efforts, community engagement, supervising and evaluating faculty and staff, and stewarding off-site campus locations, including online programming. The Chair will teach two courses per academic year and serve on graduate committees, including directing PhD dissertations. The Chair represents the Department in the College of Communication and Fine Arts, the University, and the Memphis community and is charged with leading processes that shape the curriculum and articulate the departmental and college mission to internal and external constituencies. Applicants must hold a PhD in Communication, have a strong record of scholarship, experience teaching and advising at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and provide clear evidence of administrative experience in the areas of strategic planning, curriculum development and assessment, budgeting, external funding, recruitment, personnel and external relations.  Demonstrated achievement and national distinction in his/her area of specialty sufficient to warrant appointment at the rank of Full Professor with tenure. 

With an enrollment of 20,000 students, The University of Memphis is a leading metropolitan research university, noted for drawing on the strengths and challenges of our urban setting and region. One of six departments in the College of Communication and Fine Arts, the Department of Communication includes 19 full-time faculty members, approximately 50 graduate students (MA and PhD), and 270 undergraduate majors. The Chair of the Department of Communication must oversee a growing program at the University of Memphis-Lambuth, as well as satellite and online programs. At the undergraduate and MA levels, we offer concentrations in Communication, and Film and Video production. At the PhD level, we offer programs in Rhetoric and Media Studies, and Health and Relational Communication. The Department houses WUMR, the only exclusive jazz radio station format in the Memphis area, TV/Film production studios, and sound and graphics labs.

For more information, please visit the Department’s website at www.memphis.edu/communication

Applications are to be submitted online at http://workforum.memphis.edu. Applicants should include a cover letter, CV, Chair’s philosophy statement, and a reference list that includes names, phone numbers, and email addresses. The search committee may request other materials at a later date.  For questions or additional information, please contact Joy Goldsmith, Search Committee Chair, at jvgldsmt@memphs.edu.  Applications will be accepted until November 18, 2016.  Appointment begins August 2017.

The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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