Postdoctoral Fellow in Communication, Race & Technology

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Posting Number:2020763F
Position Title:Postdoctoral Fellow in Communication, Race & Technology
Position Type:Faculty
Location:Villanova, PA
Recruitment Type:Internal/External Applicants
Work Schedule:full-time/9-months
Department:145-Communication
Position Summary:The Department of Communication at Villanova University seeks applicants for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow, to begin fall 2021. This is a one-year fellowship renewable for up to three years.This new initiative in our Department is designed to foster the professional development of recent PhDs on their journey to faculty positions. Successful candidates will gain formal teaching experience, as well as support and mentorship from Communication faculty. We are particularly interested in expanding studies at the juncture of communication, technology and race which may include intersections with gender, sexuality, ability, transnationalism, and/or other components of identity.With one of the largest undergraduate majors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Communication Department offers course work leading to the B.A. in Communication with opportunities to specialize in eight different areas of the discipline. In addition, the Department supports a thriving M.A. program in Communication. Our faculty prides itself on excellence in teaching and research and seeks to cultivate a supportive, collegial work environment. Diversity and inclusion are hallmarks of our Department as well as an integral component of Villanova University’s mission.Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.
Duties and Responsibilities:Our new colleague will teach core undergraduate courses such as communication theory and/or research methods, in addition to elective courses (existing or new) that complement their area(s) of research specialization. The position involves a 3-3 teaching load and limited service responsibilities that benefit the candidate’s professional development. Candidates must be willing to support the University’s strategic plan of Inclusive Community. For more information visit: https://www1.villanova.edu/university/strategic-plan.html
Minimum Qualifications:Ph.D. in Communication (ABD considered, with degree in hand by August 2021).We seek candidates whose teaching, scholarship, and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as demonstrated in our Departmental focus on social justice, dialogue, and storytelling. For more information visit: https://www1.villanova.edu/university/liberal-arts-sciences/programs/communication/guiding-principles.html
Preferred Qualifications:College-level teaching experience preferred, but not required.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours: 
Special Message to Applicants:All application materials will be collected online, at https://jobs.villanova.edu.The application should include:Cover letter (Please indicate in your cover letter if teaching evaluations are not available e.g., if you don’t have teaching experience or have not been an instructor of record)Curriculum vitaeStatement of teaching philosophyTranscriptsStatement of contribution to the University’s misson and how you would contribute to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the departmentSummary of teaching evaluationsWriting sample/publicationsStatement of research interestsContact information for 3 references who will be contacted via email to submit confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted.Review of applications will begin as soon as the job is posted at https://jobs.villanova.edu. The deadline for application review is March 8, 2021.For more detailed description of the Department, please consult our website at https://communication.villanova.edu. Please direct all questions regarding the position to Dr. Raka Shome, raka.shome@villanova.edu or Dr. Bryan Crable, bryan.crable@villanova.edu, Search Committee co-chairs.
Posting Date:01/27/2021
Closing Date (11:59pm ET):03/08/2021
Salary Posting Information: Competitive
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Job Classification:faculty

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