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College of Liberal Arts
School of Communication, Media and Journalism (CMJ)
Rhetoric - The School of CMJ seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in contemporary rhetoric. We are particularly interested in candidates whose specialty lies in environmental communication, political communication, and/or critical theory. The successful candidate should be capable of teaching courses in Debate, Persuasion, Rhetoric Criticism, Communication Theory, and Research Methods. Additional teaching assignments will include other courses based on school need and candidate expertise. Other responsibilities will include research, service and advising.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field is required. ABD candidates with a completion date by September 1, 2022 will be considered. Candidates with a promising research agenda and a record of recent publications are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidates will also have experience teaching at the college level and working with diverse students.
Positions are ten-month, full-time, tenure-track assignments at the rank of Assistant Professor effective for the Fall 2022 semester, unless otherwise indicated. Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include day, evening, weekend and online courses. Courses may be taught at the Union campus, Kean Ocean, Kean Skylands or other locations. Faculty positions located in the Nathan Weiss Graduate College may require evening hours for graduate course assignments.
All tenure-track faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and an on-going program of research and publication or creative and performance activity. Participation in curriculum development, student advisement and service at the departmental/school, college, university and community level is also required. Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. Proficiency in the Learning Management System, Blackboard and Online Learning Pedagogy is required, consistent with University guidelines. Kean may offer free voluntary Blackboard workshops to otherwise qualified applicants.
Please submit cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Official transcripts for all degrees are required before appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.
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