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Assistant Professor of Multicultural Branding

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APPLICATION PROCEDURE: (on-line applications only) Applications must include:  1. A cover letter that addresses interest in and qualifications for the position, including a statement explaining the candidate’s teaching philosophy and research interests, 2. a curriculum vita, 3. evidence of teaching effectiveness, 4. evidence of successful professional expertise and 5. names, addresses, e-mail, and phone numbers of at least three references.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 201101493
Position Title Assistant Professor of Multicultural Branding
Employment Status Full Time
Position Status Regular
If Limited Term (End Date of Assignment, Project, or Grant)
Position Type Faculty
Position Overview

The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication includes departments of Communication Studies, Digital Media and Performing Arts, Journalism and Media Studies, and Strategic Communication; and faculty are provided robust funding to support research and teaching. The faculty is dedicated to bringing strategic communication to life by combining an innovative curricular structure with engaging teaching, robust research and strong industry integration.

The Department of Strategic Communication in the Diederich College of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track position for an assistant professor beginning August 13, 2018 with a teaching and research concentration in Multicultural Branding, with secondary interests in health communication and/or data analytics. The position is part of a cohort hire, which will contribute to a new cross-disciplinary Race and Ethnic Studies program. The candidate, once tenured, would be are encouraged to aspire to leadership within the department and the college. Further, program development, advising students and leadership within the new Race and Ethnic Studies program will be encouraged. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is interested in making a positive difference in the world of branding and the lives of the students she or he touches.

Duties and Responsibilities

The ideal candidate should be able to teach classes and conduct research in Multicultural Branding and one potentially of the secondary interest areas. Teaching responsibilities will include, Multicultural Branding and courses within one of the secondary interest areas and may also include introductory courses in Advertising or Public Relations.

As a new hire, the candidate will have the opportunity to be one of six inaugural hires within the cross-disciplinary Race and Ethics Studies cohort. This is an exciting opportunity for a new faculty member to shape a burgeoning program, while adding depth and breathe to the department of Strategic Communication. The candidate would also have opportunities to teach in the graduate program; and will be responsible for advising undergraduate and graduate students, serving on college and university committees, while establishing and maintaining a research agenda. Leadership opportunities also exist within the new Race and Ethnic Studies program; and faculty within the Race and Ethnic Studies program will work collaboratively to develop programming, while advising students within the program. This is an exciting opportunity for a scholar who is interested in making a positive difference in the world of branding and the lives of the students she or he touches.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Earned doctorate or a terminal degree. Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and high quality research.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The candidate should hold a Ph.D. advertising, strategic communication, branding, mass communication, race and ethnic studies, or a field related to one of the secondary areas of interest noted above and should be prepared to teach in these areas. She or he should demonstrate potential for teaching excellence and high-quality research. Professional experience is a valued asset.

Department College of Communication
Posting Date 08/23/2017
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: (on-line applications only)

Applications must include: 
1. A cover letter that addresses interest in
and qualifications for the position,
including a statement explaining the
candidate’s teaching philosophy and
research interests,
2. a curriculum vita,
3. evidence of teaching effectiveness,
4. evidence of successful professional
expertise and
5. names, addresses, e-mail, and phone
numbers of at least three references.

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Other Document 2
  5. References
Optional Documents

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