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Assistant Professor in Sports Communication

Company: Emerson College
Location: Boston
Posted on: September 14, 2017

Job Description:

Assistant Professor in Sports Communication Emerson College seeks a tenure track faculty member in the area
of Sports Communication to join the Department of Communication
Studies at the Boston campus. This is a tenure-line position at the
assistant professor rank. The appointment will begin August 23,
2018. A Master's degree in a communication-related field is
required, and a terminal degree (Ph.D., MFA) is highly
Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and
ongoing engagement with diversity-in people, in the curriculum, in
the co-curriculum, and in the college's intellectual, social,
cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a
framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that
institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity
in all aspects of institutional activities.
The successful candidate is expected to: demonstrate the ability
to sustain an active research program; provide evidence of
successful teaching; and show the ability to work effectively with
faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Prior
classroom teaching experience at the college level in the context
of a diverse student community is preferred.
The successful candidate will demonstrate an avid interest in
utilizing a project-focused, interactive approach to engaged
learning. Experience in curricular development is sought since our
growing undergraduate and graduate programs are looking to enhance
and diversify offerings. Interest in and experience in teaching
online is an asset.
The preferred candidate's teaching and research interests will
be principally focused in one or more of the following areas:
sports journalism, sports broadcasting, sports and new media,
sports and society/culture, sports history, sports advertising, and
sports public relations. Preference will be given to candidates who
can have developed courses and can ably teach in more than one of
the aforementioned areas.
Superior candidates will be those who can also complement other
areas of department focus in political communication, civic
engagement, professional communication, global communication,
public relations, non-profits, international relations,
service-oriented teaching, and community-based learning. The
successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate
courses that fit the research and teaching interests of the
As a member of the department, the candidate will advise and
mentor undergraduate and graduate students, which can include
advising student organizations aligned with political
communication. Supporting the theory-practice mission of the
Department of Communication Studies, the candidate will have the
opportunity to engage in experiential learning such as the
Washington, D.C. Program and civic engagement projects. (The
Washington, D.C. Program, offering students a fall semester in the
nation's capital, focuses on the issues, processes, and decisions
surrounding government, social advocacy groups, nonprofit
organizations, business, economics and trade firms, law and
criminal justice agencies, environmental organizations, arts and
humanities institutions, education, media and communication
The Department of Communication Studies offers undergraduate and
graduate programs. At the undergraduate level, degree programs are
for students who wish to pursue communication-driven careers in the
corporate, political, sports, or non-profit arenas. All three
programs share a core curriculum that includes courses in
communication research methods, argument and advocacy, and conflict
and negotiation. The Master of Arts in Communication Management
provides students with the knowledge, theory, and skills necessary
to design and execute strategic, integrated communication plans for
public and private organizations with expertise in web-based
Communication Studies, founded in 1884 as the first department
in Emerson College, engages students to appreciate application of
theory and practice in leadership roles in all walks of life. From
your first day at Emerson, Communication Studies students are
immersed in local, national and global projects through coursework,
teamwork, internships, and co-curricular activities such as Emerson
College Polling Society, Forensics, and the Communication,
Politics, and Law Association. Communication students work with
their counterparts in Barcelona, Mexico, Chile, as well as locally
in Boston, with the Bird Street Civic Engagement Project and
Emerson Literacy Education & Empowerment Project (eLEEP).
To Apply, please submit a cover letter indicating teaching
philosophy and professional orientation, summary of teaching
evaluations if applicable, curriculum vitae, and contact
information for three references (not to be contacted without
applicant's written approval) to the online faculty application
portal at
Review of applications will begin September 18, 2017 and
continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to
applications received by October 8, 2017.
Emerson College is dedicated exclusively to programs in
communication and the arts. Located in the center of diversity-rich
Boston, Emerson is surrounded by major healthcare, technology and
research centers. The College enrolls approximately 3,783 full-time
undergraduates and 641 full and part-time graduate students from 71
countries and all 50 states.

Category: Education , Keywords: Communication Studies - Assistant Professor

Keywords: Emerson College, Nantucket, Assistant Professor in Sports Communication, Other, Boston, Massachusetts

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