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About the Department
The mission of the Communication Department at WWU is to teach communication that nurtures inclusive civil discourse and encourages cooperative solutions in a diverse world. The Department currently has 7 full-time and additional part-time faculty serving approximately 150 undergraduate majors. We seek a critical scholar of Media Studies who combines a focus on digital media with an inter-sectional approach to Latina/Latino/Latinx studies. Applicants must also be qualified to teach at least one of the following required classes: our introductory survey of Communication Theory, our Research Methods in Communication course, or our capstone Communication Ethics seminar.
About the Position
The successful candidate will teach existing courses at the undergraduate level, including some combination of Advocacy through Media, Introduction to Media Studies, Issues in Media Studies, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Communication Theory, Research Methods, and/or Communication Ethics, as well as other classes as needed. The teaching load is six courses per academic year. Members of the Communication Department actively engage in research that enhances effective instruction and expands the knowledge base and creative vitality of the discipline. In addition, active service to the department, the College, the University, the profession, and the community is an important component of a faculty member's role at WWU.
Evidence of successful undergraduate teaching of Media Studies
Demonstrated commitment to an active and successful program of scholarship
Ph.D. - Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in Communication no later than the 15th of June 2019
Critical Media Studies scholar
Focus on digital media (cable, streaming media, social media)
An inter-sectional approach to Latina/Latino/Latinx studies
Ability to teach our introductory survey of Communication Theory, our Research Methods in Communication course, or our capstone Communication Ethics seminar
Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of students and faculty
Evidence of commitment to university and/or community service
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
United Faculty of Western Washington
Candidates should upload a letter of application specifically addressing the qualifications, along with a CV, a diversity statement, evidence of successful teaching, and graduate transcripts.
Letters of recommendation are required, and will be requested of your referees via the PageUp system.
Finalists may be asked for student course evaluations. For questions regarding the position, application process, or department, contact Ms. Michelle Reed Oppenheimer at 360-650-2294.
Closing Date Notes
Application review begins November 30, 2018; position is open until filled
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