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Assistant Professor - Communication Studies
DATE:   1/28/2014
JOB TITLE:   Assistant Professor
WORK LOCATION:   Dunleavy Hall
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Chair - Communication Studies
DEPARTMENT:   Communication Studies
SECTOR:   Academic Affairs


The Communication Studies Department at Niagara University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Media Studies to begin in fall 2014.

Responsibilities: Candidates should have a strong critical media studies focus, with the ability to teach a variety of courses that incorporate a media literacy approach. The capacity to teach courses in media writing/production areas and/or industry experience is also desirable. The teaching load is a 3/3 with the opportunity to develop a new course in the candidate’s area of specialization. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in departmental and university duties, including student advising and committee work.

The Communication Studies Department applies the teacher-scholar model and holds an expectation of an active program of scholarly research and publication, as well as service to the University, the profession, and the community. The department’s maximum class size is 35 students, and it values a close-knit collegial community amongst both faculty and students. The successful candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in Communication or Media Studies in hand by the time of appointment.

About the Department: The Communication Studies Department at Niagara University has a curriculum built on principles of social justice, and seeks to instill in its students the important contribution that mass media can play in bettering the human condition. The program is designed to give students a strong background in both the liberal arts and professional approaches to understanding mass media. Niagara University, founded in 1856, is a private Catholic institution sponsored by the Vincentian community. The university overlooks the Niagara River on the U.S.-Canada border, just north of Niagara Falls, NY, and is in close proximity to both Buffalo and Toronto.

 To Apply:

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Additionally, please email the following materials as attachments to Dr. Doug Tewksbury at dtewksbury@niagara.edu:

(1) letter of interest, (2) CV, (3) teaching statement, (4) research sample. Please also have three recommenders email their letters to Dr. Tewksbury directly.

Additionally, Niagara University uses an online application template that is common to all of its academic and non-academic job openings on campus, which is required for the university’s Human Resources reporting. In the online system, please only fill out the required items, which are marked with an asterisk, and leave the rest blank. The search committee will solely be evaluating your candidacy based on your emailed materials.

Review of applications will begin March 1st and will continue until the job is filled. Niagara University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Individuals identifying with historically marginalized populations are particularly encouraged to apply.

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The University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, age, marital status, predisposed genetic disorder, Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status, disability or other category protected by law. The University also does not tolerate any actual or attempted reprisals or retaliation against an employee who raises a sincere and valid concern regarding harassment or discrimination. All such discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation is, therefore, strictly prohibited. This policy protects and covers the conduct of all employees, without regard to job title or status. Anyone engaging in the above mentioned conduct is subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge or termination of any other status.

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