The Communication Studies Department at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles seeks applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Media Studies, beginning Fall 2024. This position requires: 1) expertise in digital media studies, 2) a focus on the ethics of emerging media industries and technologies, 3) expertise in quantitative or mixed-methods approaches to communication research, and 4) experience in digital media production. All candidates are invited to share how they meet the requirements of our position and inform our collective work as a scholarly community.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Communication in hand at the time a contract is offered. Final appointment is dependent on a confirmed terminal degree status. Applicants who have not yet completed their doctorate must demonstrate progress verifiable by evidence and substantive enough to ensure completion of their degree at the time of appointment.
Candidates must be able to develop and teach required introductory, advanced, and capstone courses in our major’s media studies area as well as support our curriculum development efforts in digital media cultures and industries. Candidates are also expected to teach introductory courses in communication theory and research methods as well as propose new upper division courses to expand our offerings. Candidates are expected to contribute to the University core curriculum.
Candidates are required to have evidence of a strong record of university or equivalent teaching excellence. Application materials should clearly demonstrate the ability to teach anticipated courses in our curriculum. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to enrich existing and newly developed courses through innovative pedagogical approaches, such as applied, experiential, community-based, or other inventive, critical, and anti-racist pedagogies.
The successful candidate will be expected to adopt a teacher-scholar model of professional engagement with a commitment to service and an established (or promise of a) productive agenda of research and scholarship. We value a diverse array of professional and practical experience in addition to the required academic qualifications.
Communication Studies is one of the largest undergraduate programs at LMU. In keeping with LMU’s mission, our department emphasizes the ethical and effective deployment of communication in pursuit of a more just and humane world. We also strive to help students foster the knowledge and skills necessary to develop more satisfying personal and professional relationships. Our faculty is committed to scholarship and service projects that support our mission and reflect a critical orientation toward the discipline. We are committed to developing a culturally diverse environment for our faculty and students.
A complete application portfolio requires: 1) a letter of application, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial transcripts (submitted as a single pdf), 4) one example of representative scholarship (such as a published article, key dissertation chapter, competitively selected conference paper, or manuscript submission), and 5) evidence of teaching excellence (a two-page summary of teaching evaluative criteria, evaluator type such as students, advisors, employers, etc., and results).
Candidates should be prepared to submit the following materials upon request should they advance further in the search process: official transcripts, complete copies of original teaching evaluations (including qualitative comments) or other evaluations reflecting most recent years of university-level or equivalent teaching, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi related to the position, three letters of recommendation, and if the candidate does not have a doctorate, evidence of timeline and anticipated completion.
All interested applicants MUST apply online. Inquiries (including those regarding required materials) should be directed to Dr. Jason Jarvis, Search Committee Chair (Jason.Jarvis@lmu.edu). For fullest consideration, all materials should be received by October 15, 2023.
Reasonable expected salary: $73,000.00
Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experience, and beliefs to apply. (Visit www.lmu.edu for more information.)
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