Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Communication, Civic Engagement, and Race/Ethnicity

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Communication, Civic Engagement, and Race/Ethnicity
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Department of Communication, University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado, USA
October 23, 2015


Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Communication, Civic Engagement, and Race/Ethnicity


The Department of Communication in the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado-Boulder invites applicants for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Communication, Civic Engagement, and Race/Ethnicity, with the ability to make connections in the College across units and to contribute to the required curriculum in one or more of the three departmental areas: Discourse and Society, Organizational Communication, and/or Rhetoric. Eligible candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas, working from an intersectional perspective: critical race studies, ethnic studies, Native American and indigenous studies, and/or transnational politics. The candidate will be expected to help build outreach on and off campus as part of BoulderTalks, a new center to foster community and knowledge through democratic engagement. An ideal candidate will have experience working in, facilitating, consulting, advocating, and/or publicizing communities mobilizing around racial/ethnic justice. A PhD is required at the time of appointment, as is a record of excellence in service, teaching, and research.


The position involves 40% research, 40% teaching (i.e. 2 courses per semester) and 20% service, and it will start August 2016. Salary will be commensurate with the level of experience. To apply candidates should submit: a letter of application; a current CV; a copy of 1-2 published articles or chapters; evidence of teaching excellence; and contact information (email address and phone) for three qualified reviewers. Applications are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/107957, position number F02923. 


Review of applications will begin October 23rd, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  For full consideration, letters of recommendation will be due no later than October 27th, 2015. Additional questions may be emailed to Professor Phaedra C. Pezzullo, Search Chair at COMMsearchcmte@colorado.edu.


The College of Media, Communication and Information is the first new college at CU in 53 years. CMCI is at the forefront of the revolution in communication and digital technology, and is a distinctive, collaborative, interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial enterprise where students engage with world-class faculty to learn, create and analyze media content in all its many forms.  CMCI is establishing a new standard for teaching and scholarship in communication, media and information, and we are seeking faculty to join our growing enterprise and who can contribute to building a diverse educational environment through research, teaching, and/or service. 


The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ADA@colorado.edu. CU Boulder Benefits include Domestic Partners and health insurance coverage for hormone replacement therapy: http://www.colorado.edu/glbtqrc/resources/cu-and-state-policies .