Assistant or Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs
The School of Media and Public Affairs invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek a promising scholar with a strong research profile or demonstrated scholarly potential and teaching interests focused on media law or media history.
Appointment begins September 1, 2012. Responsibilities include teaching courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level; conducting a successful program of research; advising students; and performing department and university service.
Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. in field related to media and public affairs or J.D (ABDs will be considered but must complete the PhD by August 1, 2012 to be appointed as an assistant professor; otherwise, the initial appointment would be at the rank of instructor with the understanding that the Ph.D. must be completed by May 31, 2013.). Applicants must have potential to establish a sustained program of scholarly research resulting in a strong publication record as evidenced by scholarly publications, works in progress, or letters of recommendation; and potential for teaching excellence in area of specialization as demonstrated by teaching evaluations or research presentations. For consideration at the associate level, must have Ph.D or J.D., at least six years of college teaching or commensurate experience, documented evidence of excellence in teaching as evidenced by teaching evaluations and a strong research record as demonstrated by scholarly books and/or publications in leading peer reviewed journals.
Preferred Qualifications: One or more peer-reviewed or other scholarly publications; prior teaching experience and professional media or journalism experience.
Application Procedure: Send curriculum vita, samples of scholarly work, a statement of current and future research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of potential for teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Janet Steele, Search Committee Chair, School of Media and Public Affairs, 805 21st Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20052. Review of applications will begin on October, 17, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.
An internationally recognized center for research and teaching in political and international communication, The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs is a dynamic, interdisciplinary program based in the heart of Washington, D.C., where media, public affairs and politics intersect. We offer two undergraduate majors (journalism/mass communication and political communication) as well as an MA degree in media and public affairs. We also offer an MA degree in Global Communication jointly with the Elliot School of International Affairs. More information on the School can be found at http://smpa.gwu.edu/.
The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among the faculty. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply.