Author Topic: Assist Prof of Pol Comm/Rhetoric, Journalism/New Media & instructors of p spking  (Read 2706 times)

kelly young

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The Wayne State University Department of Communication is pleased to announce that we have recently received approval for several new positions for Fall, 2011.

Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Political Communication/Rhetoric

We are seeking a rhetorical scholar with particular interests in political communication, political campaigns, presidential communication and the role of the media.  We are especially interested in candidates working at the intersections of political communication, with other areas such as social movements, popular culture, visual communication, media and/or new and interactive media and who focus on production, dissemination, procession and effects of communication within a political context.  Ph.D. in Communication is required although we will consider ABD applicants. The candidate is expected to engage in an active and productive program of scholarship as befits a Carnegie I Research Extensive Institution. The successful candidate’s teaching load will include public speaking, argumentation and debate, or the rhetoric of social movements.  In addition, the successful candidate will teach and develop courses in his or her specialty, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, publish in high quality venues, contribute to the intellectual life of the department, and provide appropriate professional service. For further information, please contact Prof. Mary Garrett, Rhetoric Search Committee Chair at mary.garrett@wayne.edu.

Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Journalism and New Media

We are seeking qualified candidates with education, scholarship, and experience in the area of journalism and new media. We prefer that the candidate have a Ph.D. in journalism. We will consider ABD applicants. We are especially interested in candidates who also have significant professional experience in online journalism including blogs, on-line publishing, social networking and related areas.  The candidate is expected to engage in an active and productive program of new media research as befits a Carnegie I Research Extensive Institution. The successful candidate’s teaching load will include the basic news writing courses grounded in new media methodology. In addition, the successful candidate will teach and develop courses in his or her specialty, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, publish in high quality venues, contribute to the intellectual life of the department, and provide appropriate professional service. For further information, contact Prof. Ben Burns, Journalism Search chair at aa5200@wayne.edu.

Lecturer (2 positions), Introduction to Public Speaking

We are seeking exceptional teachers with substantial experience in teaching public speaking at the college level. These are one year renewable appointments. At minimum, we require an MA in Communication or closely related field with a Ph.D preferred.  A minimum of three years teaching public speaking at the college level is required. The successful candidate’s teaching responsibilities will be COM 1010 Oral Communication: Basic Speech, which fulfills the oral competency general education requirement. The position has a 4-4 teaching load and appropriate professional responsibilities. Candidates should demonstrate clear evidence of effective teaching at the college level and a willingness to mentor undergraduate students from diverse populations. The successful candidate(s) will work closely with the Basic Course Director in the ongoing development of our public speaking curriculum. For further information, contact Professor Pradeep Sopory, Public Speaking Search chair, at psopory@wayne.edu.

All positions are full-time and would begin no later than August 18, 2011. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience.

Applications are made through the WSU Online Hiring System at http://jobs.wayne.edu. The formal postings will be available online shortly. The on-line portion of the application must include: letter of application, curriculum vita, names and contact information for three references, and writing samples. In addition, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness should also be included. All written materials should be uploaded into the online system.

THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION offers programs leading to the BA, MA, and PhD in Communication with majors in communication education, media arts and studies, film, journalism, broadcast journalism, public relations, dispute resolution, and communication studies. The faculty comprises 24 full-time and 30 part-time members who serve a student body of approximately 600 undergraduates and 175 graduate students. The Department’s facilities include specialized student computer labs, oral communication labs, broadcast-quality video studios, and digital video editing suites. Students in the Department participate in professional internships with nationally affiliated broadcast media, national advertising and public relations firms, and major daily newspapers. In addition, Wayne State’s nationally ranked and recognized Forensics program is housed the Department. For more information, please visit http://www.comm.wayne.edu

THE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY: The Department of Communication is one of five departments in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts; the other constituent units are the departments of Art and Art History, Dance, Music, and Theatre. The College’s faculty offer degrees ranging from the BA and various undergraduate professional degrees through MA, MMus, and MFA degrees to PhD programs in both Communication and Theatre. Wayne State University is a research extensive, urban institution enrolling more than 32,000 students in 400 undergraduate and graduate programs offered through the university’s 13 schools and colleges. The campus is located in Detroit’s Midtown Cultural Center, and recent construction on the campus includes three new undergraduate dormitories, the University Bookstore and Welcome Center, and the Danto Engineering Development Center.

Wayne State’s neighbors in the Midtown Cultural Center include the Detroit Public Library, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Science Center, Charles Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Historical Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art–Detroit (MOCAD), Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Michigan Opera Theatre. The nearby New Center and Downtown areas are also home to active theatres, galleries, professional sports stadiums and entertainment venues ranging from Hard Rock Café to Detroit Artist Market and the Fox and Fisher theatres.

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Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Communication
Wayne State University
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