2 faculty positions, tenure-track, at Miami University – deadline 15 November 2008

Position Description:

The Department of Communication at Miami University seeks two Assistant, Associate or Full Professors starting August, 2009 to research and teach the latest developments in digital/new media and information communication technologies and their application in one or more contexts or areas (e.g., emerging information and communication technologies, including wireless and mobile communications; the relationship between new media or communication technologies and behavior for individuals, groups, social networks or organizations; global media; political economy of media; policy/regulatory issues; web usability; and telecommunications), and provide service to the institution.

The candidates should be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the theory and practice of digital communication. The ability to teach one or more other courses that contribute to any of our three undergraduate programs (mass communication, speech communication, strategic communication) is expected. An interest in undertaking extramurally funded research is desired.

The faculty in the Department of Communication have a tradition of successful involvement in multiple interdisciplinary programs. We value diverse forms of scholarship: inquiry, discovery, creativity and practice. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are rooted in the liberal arts tradition and encourage the application of theory in a variety of contexts. Humanities, social science and/or critical perspectives are welcomed and represented in the Department.

Require: PhD; ability to work in an interdisciplinary collaborative environment; expertise with new media and communication technologies; ability to build or continue building a vital scholarly and/or creative record; and evidence of a successful teaching record.

Qualifications must be commensurate with rank: high quality research and teaching with publications for appointment as Associate Professor; distinguished and ongoing record of both research and teaching that would merit appointment as tenured Full Professor.

All applicants must send vita, three letters of recommendation, samples of scholarly work, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a cover letter discussing qualifications, research agenda and teaching philosophy to:

Search Committee Chairperson
Department of Communication
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056

Contact phone number is 513-529-7472. E-mail contact is gshulman [at] muohio.edu. Screening of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the positions are filled. Miami University is an EOE/AA employer with smoke-free campuses. For information regarding campus crime and safety, visit www.muohio.edu/righttoknow. Hard copy upon request.