Assistant Professor – Communication
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Category: Media and Communication Studies
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The department seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar who can diversify and complement our tracks and competencies in media literacy, rhetoric and writing, digital/new media, cultural diversity, and communication ethics. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory communication courses and courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The candidate will have Ph.D. in hand by August 2023, a record of scholarship and teaching in their discipline, and a student-centered philosophy of teaching consistent with a teaching-focused liberal arts college. Candidates with lived experience as part of a traditionally-underrepresented group will be given preference.
For first-round review of applications, we request the following materials:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (no longer than 2 pages)
4. Statement of Research Agenda (no longer than 2 pages)
Second-round candidates will be asked to provide additional materials, including a scholarship sample, diversity statement, and letters of recommendation.
Who we are:
Mount St. Mary’s University is the second oldest Catholic university in the country. Located in a serene mountain setting in Emmitsburg, MD, yet near major metropolitan areas, the Mount is a comprehensive, nationally recognized Catholic university with an enrollment of over 2,000 students and a 13:1 student to faculty ratio.
We seek to build an inclusive faculty that can engage the interests of an increasingly diverse student population. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The university has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational programs and employment practices; we actively seek and welcome applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.
Successful candidates will share our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons, the value of intercultural understanding, and will be able to articulate how they can contribute to the Mount’s Catholic liberal-arts mission.
· Full-time position beginning August 2023
· Full benefits and annual, holiday, and sick leave
· Competitive salary commensurate to experience
Mount St. Mary’s University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, differently abling condition or national origin. Mount Saint Mary’s hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized aliens.