Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Villanova University, Department of Communication is hiring two tenure-track Assistant Professors starting Fall 2010. We seek candidates who can teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of expertise, as well as other required and elective courses across the Communication curriculum. Candidates must have: Ph.D. (completed by August, 2010), an active research program, and collegiate teaching experience.

Position 1: Assistant Professor, Journalism/Media Studies. In addition to research and teaching interests in Journalism/Media Studies, the ideal candidate will have background and interest in new media, and will have research and teaching interests that demonstrate the potential of journalism and media studies to address issues of social conflict and/or social justice. Journalistic experience preferred, but not required.

Position 2: Assistant Professor, Rhetoric. The ideal candidate will have research and teaching interests that demonstrate rhetoric's potential to address issues of social conflict and/or social justice.

NEW: INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING: Except for official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, which must be mailed, applicants must apply online at, and provide a cover letter (indicating NCA availability), c.v., evidence of excellence in teaching, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Transcripts should be mailed directly to Search committee chair, Position Name, Department of Communication, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085-1699.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Because of the tight turnaround with NCA, candidates attending the conference should email cover letter and c.v. as soon as possible to the rest of the application to follow as per the above instructions), so that they can be considered for pre-interviews during the conference.

Villanova University is a Roman Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order, located in the ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse Philadelphia metro region. An AA/EEO employer, the Communication Department values dynamic and diverse faculty members who are committed to teaching, scholarship, and service in a collegial atmosphere-and who can contribute to the university's conversation regarding truth, community, values, and social justice. For more detailed description of the position and Department, please consult


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