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Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

The Department of Communication Studies at Mount St. Mary’s University seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar for the position of Assistant Professor of Communication (tenure track) beginning August 2015.  Communication Studies is the most popular major in the College of Liberal Arts and offers five concentration areas: Journalism, Public Relations, Catholic Media, Writing, and Human Communication. 

The ideal candidate will be able to teach one course per semester in Catholic Media, such as The Role of Communication in the Catholic Church or Writing for the Catholic Media.  Additionally, our new colleague should be able to teach at least two of the following subjects:  Public Speaking, Media Writing, Social Media, Broadcasting, Public Relations, Composition.  Teaching load is seven courses per year, ordinarily with no more than three preps per semester.  Scholarship, advising, and service are expected and valued.  The department also oversees a Writing Center and serves the university’s Veritas Program. The successful candidate will teach the Veritas Symposium (a common humanities course in the Veritas Program) or in other ways work with faculty from other disciplines on the teaching of writing.

Ph.D. strongly preferred, but exceptional ABDs will be considered.  Candidates who are collegial and have a sense of humor are especially encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will share our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and the value of intercultural understanding. 

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 a teacher and scholar.  Send a cover letter, vita, two writing/scholarship samples, and contact information for three references to (with the subject line “Communication Studies Search”) or to the following address:

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

Application review begins October 24; applications received by this date will receive full consideration.  Short-list candidates will be interviewed via Skype in early November, with finalists invited to campus soon thereafter.  The search remains open until the position is filled.

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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