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Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor, Communication Studies

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants should submit electronically: 1) letter of application which includes a statement indicating how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your research, teaching, and/or service; 2) CV; 3) research agenda statement; 4) teaching philosophy statement (limit 2-3 pages each); and 5) contact information for 3 professional references. Deadline for submission is October 9, 2017.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Department Department of Communication Studies
Department Web Address http://www.unr.edu/cla/commstudies/
Full Time Equivalent

1.0

Position Type Academic Faculty
Comp Grade II or III
Tenure Track Tenure Track
Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure-track position in Communication Studies at the rank of advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. The department seeks candidates whose research and teaching specializes in Relational Dynamics. Within this area, we are seeking candidates to fulfill our current instructional needs in the specializations of interpersonal, organizational, small group, facilitation/deliberation, or conflict/peace studies. Successful candidates will also help develop and enhance the recently reactivated MA program, and have a strong orientation towards social justice or community engaged scholarship.

Diversity is central to the mission of Communication Studies. Our faculty, staff, and students strive to foster an environment that is conducive to exploring, engaging, and expressing diverse perspectives and is respectful of diverse identities.

Communication Studies at UNR is a member of The School of Social Research and Justice Studies (SSRJS) within the College of Liberal Arts. Other units in the School include the Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Criminal Justice (http://www.unr.edu/ssrjs/). Faculty in Communication Studies have also developed interdisciplinary research and teaching partnerships with the SSRJS departments, with the Interdisciplinary Social Psychology PhD Program (http://www.unr.edu/social-psychology), and with the Gender, Race, and Identity Program (http://unr.edu/cla/gri). The Department is also active in the Composition and Communication in the Disciplines initiative, which seeks to provide students with intensive communication and writing experience in their discipline of study. Our growing department also houses our top-ranked and award-winning National Parliamentary Debate Association team. The department also has an active Lambda Pi Eta Chapter, and collaborates with the surrounding community through service-learning and outreach programs.

The University of Nevada, Reno is the land-grant institution of the Nevada System of Higher Education with a student population of approximately 21,000. UNR is an equal opportunity employer which also offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners and spouses. The university offers 70 M.A. and Ph.D. programs in nine colleges. Reno, the “Biggest Little City in the World” is a vibrant, growing city of 250,000 located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, about 200 miles east of San Francisco. The city is only 30-45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and major ski resorts. Reno is rated as one of the top locations in the US for living and outdoor recreation. The University and its metropolitan area enjoy a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community. For more information about the city and the surrounding area, please visit www.cityofreno.com and www.visitrenotahoe.com

Deadline for submission is October 9, 2017.

Required Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD in communication studies or closely related field. The candidate must have a record indicating a strong potential of professional and academic leadership, and a distinguished reputation in research.

Preferred candidates will have already obtained the rank of Associate Professor, but we will consider strong Assistant professor candidates.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates who specialize in interpersonal, organizational, small group, facilitation/deliberation, or conflict/peace studies preferred. Candidates with service learning, community engagement or social justice orientations are preferred. Previous experience with graduate programs also a plus. All methodological orientations are welcomed.

Contact Information for this Position

Search Chair: Sarah Blithe, sblithe@unr.edu (775) 784-6826
Search Coordinator: Amilia Culpepper aculpepper@unr.edu 775-784-6839

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit electronically: 1) letter of application which includes a statement indicating how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your research, teaching, and/or service; 2) CV; 3) research agenda statement; 4) teaching philosophy statement (limit 2-3 pages each); and 5) contact information for 3 professional references. Deadline for submission is October 9, 2017.

Job Open Date 08/29/2017
Job Close Date 10/09/2017
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72796
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Statement of Research and Plans
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents