The School of Media and Public Affairs invites applications for two positions in strategic communication. The department is looking to fill one tenure track position at the assistant professor level and one tenure track position at the level of assistant, associate or full professor. We seek promising scholars with a strong research profile or demonstrated scholarly potential and teaching interests in strategic communication with a focus on political campaigns, advocacy and interest groups, social movements and/or crisis communication in the domestic or international context.
Appointment begins September 1, 2012. Responsibilities include teaching 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 (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); 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; potential for teaching excellence as demonstrated by teaching evaluations or research presentations; ability to teach strategic communication courses for MA program. Appointment as an associate or full professor requires submission of evidence related to teaching and scholarship sufficient for that appointment.
Preferred Qualifications: One or more peer-reviewed or other scholarly publications; prior teaching experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching as evidenced by teaching evaluations; professional experience in strategic communication.
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 Steven Livingston, 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 focused on strategic communication. 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.