Assistant Professor

Department of Communication Studies

Vacancy #13F010
Position #3538

The UNCW Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in new media to begin August 2013.  Ph.D. required or obtained within the first academic year of employment.  We will have a table at NCA for those who are interested in the position.  If you will be attending NCA, please send a CV and letter of intent to the address below by November 7th so we can begin to schedule meetings.  Being at NCA is not a requirement or expectation to be fully considered for the position.

Position Description:  We seek a generalist in communication studies with a concentration in human communication technology including such areas as new media, visual communication, rhetorics of technology, social media, multi-media and web design.Our department emphasizes praxis.  Therefore, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to design and teach theory courses as well as professional application labs utilizing and teaching relevant software (e.g.; Adobe Creative Suite).  All courses should be taught within the department’s integrative framework described in the next paragraph. Opportunities exist to teach in secondary areas of interest as well. Preference will be given to candidates who can articulate how they will ground their pedagogy in relevant theory, and identify current courses in the department’s catalogue that they can teach in addition to providing new courses. Productivity in research, scholarship and/or artistic achievement is also expected.

UNCW’s Department of Communication Studies offers a vibrant undergraduate program. We enroll approximately 500 majors who must complete a two-course gateway sequence and core courses along with additional coursework chosen from several subdisciplines within our program. Curriculum in the elective courses is designed to integrate and expand on content introduced in gateway and core courses. The department resources include an iMac lab, an edit suite, a TV studio, and classrooms equipped with media stations, internet access and data projectors.  We are a collegial and collaborative faculty who care deeply about engaged teaching, scholarship and artistic product, meaningful service and regional engagement.  UNCW is located on a beautiful 640-acre campus that is just minutes from a historic downtown and the intracoastal waterway and Atlantic Ocean.     

To apply, please complete the online application process available on the Web at  Your application should include the following: 1) your current vita, 2) cover letter which details your qualifications for the position, 3) a one-page summary of your current/intended research program, 4) your teaching philosophy, and 5) contact information for three references. Do not mail or email any application materials. The chair of the search is David Weber, Ph.D., and he will correspond with you about relevant details as the search moves forward.  For questions regarding the online application process, contact Debbie Whiting at (910) 962-7744.  Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 14, 2012, but will continue to be considered until the position is filled. 

UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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