Gonzaga University Lecturer-AT in Spokane, Washington

Department: Communication Studies

Months per Year: 9 months

Job Summary:

The Communication Studies Department at Gonzaga University invites applications for a one-year, full-time non tenure-track teaching position beginning fall 2018. We wish to welcome humanities-based teacher-scholars to join a growing department with an innovative new curriculum grounded in rhetoric, media, and critical/cultural studies.

We wish to collaborate with a colleague who possesses strong pedagogical abilities, with particular sensitivity to multicultural and inclusive teaching practices; who can effectively teach the impacts and consequences of communication on society, politics, culture, and identity; who can address questions of diversity, equity, and social justice broadly considered; and who approaches communication as a constitutive material, social, cultural, and political endeavor.

This colleague will teach multiple sections (teaching load: 24 credits/year) of the first-year, Core Curriculum course, COMM 100: Communication and Speech. The course emphasizes rhetorically-grounded communication theory and civic engagement. Thus, we seek a candidate who has experience teaching public speaking and civic communication and who is invested in creative, reflective pedagogy.

Applicants should be comfortable working in a liberal arts setting that fosters faculty collaboration and student engagement both inside and outside the classroom. Thus, we seek a colleague to join us in fostering interdisciplinary connections among departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences such as Women’s and Gender Studies, Native American Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, as well as emerging minors in Film Studies and Critical Race Studies.

Additionally, all members of the department contribute to and participate in peer review of teaching activities. Gonzaga University features an outstanding Center for Teaching and Advising that sponsors regular faculty development and education opportunities.

The Communication Studies Department is committed to inclusive excellence and to increasing the diversity of the campus community. In alignment with Gonzaga University’s mission, we expect applicants to demonstrate a strong commitment to issues of social justice, diversity, global engagement, and care for/solidarity with vulnerable and marginalized communities. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the departmental ethos and campus climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to issues applicable to diverse populations and to working with underrepresented and minoritized students through teaching, mentoring, or administration are preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in Communication with preferred concentrations in rhetoric, media, and cultural studies -ABD considered with the expectation the candidate will have completed the degree by August 1, 2018 • Evidence of excellence in teaching • Evidence of experience with multicultural and inclusive teaching practices