Trinity University

Communication
One Year Visiting Faculty Appointment
Fall 2019 – Spring 2020
Department of Communication
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

Communication: Trinity University. One-year visiting faculty appointment in Communication, Fall 2019. Ph.D. preferred; ABD required by August 12, 2019 start date. Teach three undergraduate courses each semester (18-20 contact hours/year) in Communication with primary teaching responsibilities in the department’s core courses of Mass Media and Media Texts. The visiting faculty member would also be given the opportunity to teach at least one Special Topics course in her/his primary area of study during the year appointment at Trinity.

A successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of teaching expertise and a passion for mentoring undergraduate students.

Trinity University is an independent, highly selective, primarily undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution with an ideal student-faculty ratio, and excellent facilities, equipment, and services. Embracing the liberal arts and sciences mission of the university, the Department of Communication stresses an integrated, non-sequenced approach to its curriculum. Students in Communication at Trinity build their major upon three core courses: Mass Media, Media Texts, and Media Audiences. They complete the major by undertaking a Senior Capstone Seminar where they synthesize their understanding of communication theories and practices into a substantial academic, professional, or creative project.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, June 14, 2019. Women, minorities, and applicants who demonstrate interdisciplinary or liberal arts experience are encouraged to apply. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references, a sample of written work, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations to Dr. Jennifer Henderson, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212-7200, jennifer.henderson@trinity.edu. Electronic submissions preferred. Trinity University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Texas A&M University

Department of Communication, Lecturer, Journalism Studies

The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University invites applications for a Lecturer in Journalism Studies starting in the fall semester of 2019 ending the spring semester of 2020 (9 months, one academic year) in print and multimedia journalism.  Completed M.A. or Ph.D. in journalism or related discipline is required or Bachelor’s degree with relevant professional experience in the field of journalism. Successful candidates should be able to teach entry-level skills courses in journalism such as introduction to mass media and media writing as well as upper-level classes such as advanced media writing, editing, and reporting with the possibility of also teaching upper-level courses in area of expertise.  Demonstrated teaching excellence at the college level is preferred.

The department offers the PhD, MA, BA and BS degrees, and has 27 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 15 non-tenure track faculty, more than 45 graduate students, and approximately 1600 undergraduate majors. Further information regarding the department is available at: http://comm.tamu.edu. Texas A&M University is a research-intensive flagship university with more than 64,000 students, including 10,000 graduate students, making it the sixth largest university in the United States. The student body includes 26% African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaskan Native students, as well as approximately 5,000 international students from 130 countries.  The Department of Communication embraces the development of a socially and culturally diverse intellectual community and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and groups that are historically underrepresented in our field.  Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness or supervision and mentorship, and names and contact information for three references to: J. Kevin Barge (comm@tamu.edu). Please use subject line: Lecturer-JOUR, Department of Communication, 4234 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4234. We request that the cover letter should address the applicant’s fit with the position and offer evidence of a demonstrated commitment in the areas of diversity and inclusion as it applies to their teaching or supervision and mentorship.

Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

The Texas A&M University System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/ Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Texas Tech University

College of Media & Communication, Department of Communication Studies

Assistant Professor of Practice (Up to 2 Positions) REQ# 16751BR

SUMMARY:
The College of Media & Communication, Department of Communication Studies at Texas Tech University seeks up to two non-tenure track Assistant Professors of Practice with demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, professional currency, and service. Appointment begins September 1, 2019 (Fall 2019), with faculty on duty August 22, 2019.

The Department of Communication Studies is a rapidly growing program. In the past three years, the number of undergraduate majors has grown from 150 to more than 400. Additionally, the Department teaches a number of service courses at the University and generates more than 7,500 student credit hours per semester. As such, the Department seeks to hire up to two Assistant Professors of Practice. Welcome areas of expertise may include organizational and/or health communication. Other areas of teaching may include intercultural communication, argumentation and debate, and fundamentals of communication.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must have completed an advanced degree (M.A., M.S. or Ph.D.) in Communication or a closely allied field of study as outlined above by September 1, 2019. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level in a variety of contexts (face-to-face, online, hybrid) and class sizes (large lecture, lecture, and seminar). A demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Our intent is to bring outstanding and collegial faculty who value excellence in teaching, and who can make positive contributions in service, outreach, and engagement. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. The standard teaching load is six to seven courses per academic year, depending upon service responsibilities. Although summer teaching is not guaranteed, it can be requested, and, when available, would warrant additional compensation. The appointment will comprise 80% teaching and 20% service.

COLLEGE OF MEDIA & COMMUNICATION:
The College of Media & Communication (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/) at Texas Tech University offers bachelor’s degrees in Advertising, Communication Studies, Journalism, Creative Media Industries, Public Relations, and Media Strategies. It offers master’s degrees in Mass Communication, Communication Studies, and Strategic Communication (online), and a Ph.D. in Media and Communication. The college has approximately 2000 undergraduate majors, 250 MA students in three programs, and 40 Ph.D. students. Recent graduates of the doctoral program have begun their careers at universities in the Big 10, Big 12, ACC, and SEC, as well as applied research positions with media companies such as the Disney MediaScience Research Lab.

CoMC ranks among the nation’s top colleges in media and communication. As of 2018, CoMC is rated 34th in the world for communication research by the Shanghai Global Academic Research Index Ranking and is the highest ranked research unit at Texas Tech among all other units. It is home to the Center for Communication Research (CCR) (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/ccr/), one of the world’s premier, state-of-the art research facilities in media and communication research. It features labs useful for audience testing, content analysis, surveys, eye-tracking, focus group, and psychophysiology. These research facilities provide a great environment for further advancing an exciting and productive research agenda. The college is also home to the Outpost Social Media Lab, a major center for the study of new and emerging media (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/outpost), and the Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication, a center of teaching, research, and community outreach in Hispanic and International Communication (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/hihic). Additionally, the college has launched the Communication Training Center (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ctc/), a facility focused on training university faculty and graduate students how to enhance oral and visual communication skills.

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY:
Texas Tech University is a public research university with an enrollment of over 35,000. It offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 100 masters and 50 doctoral degree programs. Texas Tech is the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of Texas and is the state’s only campus with an adjoining research university, law school, and medical school. Texas Tech students come from almost every county in Texas, all 50 states and more than 100 different countries. The university has recently exceeded 25% Hispanic enrollment, achieving Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) enrollment status, and Texas Tech’s current Quality Enhancement Plan is “Bear Our Banners Far and Wide: Communication in a Global Society.” (www.depts.ttu.edu/globalcommunications). Texas Tech University is recognized as a Carnegie Tier 1 Research University and is a member of the Big 12 Athletic Conference. The university is located in Lubbock, Texas, a vibrant city of over 250,000.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply online at www.texastech.edu/careers, referencing the Requisition Number 16751BR. They will be asked to provide a letter of application describing their research interests, teaching experience, and professional experiences, a current curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, and a list of three references with names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States. The search committee chair is Dr. Katie Langford, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Questions may be addressed to her at katie.langford@ttu.edu or by calling (806) 834-1815.

EEO:
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Please visit the college’s website for more information: www.depts.ttu.edu/comc