Faculty Careers - Communication/Design/Media, Faculty Careers - Fine and Performing Arts, Faculty Careers - Other
We are welcoming candidates for a dynamic scholar and teacher to the join the Department of Communication Arts. Gordon College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant or associate professor of communication to complement and expand our work in rhetoric, film, media studies, journalism, and strategic communication. Position to begin August 2018. Rank will be commensurate with experience.
The Department of Communication Arts at Gordon College is the fifth largest major on campus with over 100 students and four faculty members (three full-time and one part-time). Located in the Division of Fine Arts, the Communication Arts department values the intersection of theory and practice. Our students take classes in visual storytelling, communication theory, digital media, rhetorical criticism, documentary film, and journalism. Our graduates work in a variety of roles applying their communication skills and critical perspectives, including in public relations, social media, print journalism, advertising, nonprofit management, digital media, film (writing, producing, editing), corporate communications, and graduate programs in production and criticism.
A successful candidate for this position will value the role of communication in the Christian liberal arts; display a passion for scholarship and the teaching and mentoring of undergraduate students; and demonstrate a spirit of collegiality and value for diversity in a small department that is positioning itself for future growth. Some experience in one of the following areas is preferred: civic communication and rhetoric; digital media; or film theory and production.
The ideal candidate will have:
a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree completed by the time of appointment;
a passion for teaching and mentoring students;
a demonstrated mature Christian faith and strong commitment to the Christian mission of the college;
a value for diversity and inclusion as demonstrated in their teaching and scholarship;
collaborative skills that cross departmental and disciplinary boundaries;
a commitment to integrating undergraduate research into their own research agenda;
full-time classroom teaching experience;
and a spirit of collegiality and sense of humor.
Gordon College is recruiting accomplished faculty who demonstrate the ability to combine outstanding scholarship with a passion for teaching and mentoring, and who are dedicated to preparing thoughtful Christian men and women for lives of service and leadership worldwide.
As one of the country's top liberal arts colleges with a vibrant Christian community, Gordon is uniquely positioned to lead the conversation at the intersection of faith and cultural engagement. We need scholars with a depth of understanding, a breadth of knowledge, and the desire to be part of the dialogue.
Interested applicants need to submit a Curriculum Vita that includes the names with contact information of three references, a sample of academic writing, and a letter of application that addresses their fit with the Christian mission of Gordon College and with the specific position.
The review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Gordon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes that diversity is necessary to our ability to achieve our goals and educational mission. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.