Job posting for tenure-track position: Assistant Professor of Advocacy and Social Change
Assistant Professor of Advocacy and Social Change
The School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago is looking for a tenure track assistant professor specializing in advocacy and social change, with an emphasis on digital communication.
Applicants should have significant training and demonstrated expertise in one or more of these; rhetorical theory, public advocacy and argumentation, or critical/qualitative approaches to the study of culture, society, and political discourse, situated within a world where digital technology has become of primary importance.
The prospective candidate who can build upon these foundational qualities with expertise in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: political communication, social movements and new media, digital literacy, issues of privacy, security policy, digital rights, diplomacy, social justice, environmental advocacy, civil society discourse, cybercultural studies , ICTs for development/global advocacy, conflict management & mediation. Successful candidates will have a demonstrable research program relevant to these areas and will be prepared both to teach existing courses in the Advocacy & Social Change track and to develop new courses in that area.
The School of Communication serves 750 undergraduates, offers a master's program in digital storytelling and enjoys a new facility, including a state-of-the-art convergence studio; a collegial faculty distinguished by a mix of professional and academic achievement; and a location just steps away from the nation's leading ad agencies and media outlets.
A Ph.D. is required and candidates should demonstrate the potential to be an outstanding teacher and productive scholar.
Applicants are asked to submit (1) a letter of interest, (2) resume, (3) names and contact information of three individuals prepared to provide professional references. Submit applications to www.careers.luc.edu. Starting date is August 2015 with initial review of applications beginning Fall, 2014.
Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC's mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/missionandidentity. For information about the university's focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.