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Associate/Assistant Professor of Communications - Two Positions (Job Search Status: Currently Accepting Resumes)

The Department of Communications at Mount St. Mary's University seeks outstanding teacher-scholars for two tenure-track appointments to begin in August 2014. Rank: Associate Professor and Assistant Professor, the former to serve as Chair of the department. Areas of specialty are open, but the department has needs in rhetoric, public address, writing, and media. The department seeks colleagues who will be able to contribute to the Communications major and to the Veritas Program, the university's common liberal arts curriculum.

A successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the campus community. A Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, Composition, Professional Writing, Media Studies, or related field is expected; ABD candidates will also be considered for the assistant professor position. Candidates with experience in new media, social media, computer-mediated communication, and/or writing center administration are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will share our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and the value of intercultural understanding.

Communications is the most popular major within the College of Liberal Arts. The department oversees a Writing Center and writing instruction is central to the Veritas Program. Successful candidates will be expected to work with faculty from other disciplines on the teaching of writing. Candidates for Associate Professor/Department Chair position are invited to articulate their vision for the department and its role within a Catholic liberal arts university.

Mount St. Mary's University, the second oldest Catholic university in America, seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our Catholic identity. Application materials should discuss how you might contribute to the University's Catholic liberal arts mission, how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition, or how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar. Please send a cover letter, vita, writing sample, and evidence of teaching excellence to or to the following address:

Joshua Hochschild, Dean
College of Liberal Arts
Communication Studies Searches
Mount St. Mary's University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727

Letters of recommendation and transcripts will be requested of candidates who are identified for on-campus interviews. Application review will begin October 15; applications received by this time will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. The first round of interviews, by Skype, is expected in early or mid-November.

The Mount is a comprehensive, nationally recognized Catholic university, where Faith, Discovery, Leadership, and Community describe our collective calling and promise. The University enrolls 2,300 students and has a 14:1 student to faculty ratio. We seek to build an inclusive faculty that can engage the interests of an increasingly diverse student population; we welcome applications from minority candidates.


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