[Air-L] Job>Tenure Track position

Joy Pierce joy.pierce at utah.edu
Wed Sep 9 15:24:06 PDT 2009

he Department of Communication at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning July 1, 2010. As a truly integrated academic unit, the department seeks applicants with a strong new media background who can further develop the vibrant area of new media studies while contributing to the intersections of new media and other core and emergent areas of emphasis within the department. Specifically, strong candidates will have teaching and research expertise at the intersection of new media and one or more of the following areas: strategic communication, convergence journalism, environmental communication, health communication, and/or organizational communication. Successful applicants will demonstrate the capacity to contribute to the graduate and undergraduate programs in both new media studies and the area(s) of intersection as claimed and teach courses that are theoretical and issue oriented as well as those that emphasize practical application.

Highly qualified applicants will have attained (or nearly so) a Ph.D. in communication or a closely related discipline or interdisciplinary program and they will demonstrate appropriate technical knowledge; a record of or demonstrated potential for teaching excellence; and the promise or clear evidence of a productive research or creative scholarship program.

The Department of Communication is an intellectual community that is committed to diversity, features a broad array of interests, and pursues a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary projects. The University of Utah features a collegial academic environment, contributes to a culturally rich metropolitan area, and enjoys an extraordinarily beautiful natural setting.

Review of applications begins November 15, 2009 and continues until the position is filled. Applicants must submit an application letter, vita, three letters of recommendation-solicited and confidential, samples of scholarly and/or creative activity, a complete graduate transcript, and evidence of teaching excellence to:

Professor Tim Larson, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, 255 S. Central Campus Drive, Room 2400, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0491.

The University of Utah is fully committed to policies of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity and vigorously pursues affirmative action in all programs, activities, and employment with regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, and status as a person with a disability. Religion, sexual orientation, and status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era also are protected under nondiscrimination and equal opportunity employment policies.

The Department of Communication is active in removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enrich our campus diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional and personal success while they are here. The department has a broad-based commitment to social justice and community engagement. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.

Joy Pierce, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Utah
Department of Communication
255 S. Central Campus Dr., Rm 2400
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
joy.pierce at utah.edu
801-585-6255 (fax)

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