Job Title – Assistant Professor, Digital Communication Job Description: The Department of Communication offers a Bachelors of Science in Communication, A Bachelors of Science in Digital Communication, and minors in Communication and Film Studies. The Department of Communication is one of the largest departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. Our facilities and/or associations include a television studio, editing suites, and several student-run media outlets including WJMF, the Archway, and the Media Production club. Additionally, the department houses the Bryant Communication Society and Lambda Pi Eta—the national Communication honors society.

Bryant University is a selective 4-year, residential university located in Smithfield, Rhode Island. We are located 15 minutes northwest of Providence, one hour from Boston, and three hours from New York City. The University serves approximately 3,000 undergraduates and 500 graduate (Masters-level) students. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate should be able to teach introductory courses in digital communication focusing on the real-world applications of digital media as well as more advanced, theoretical-based courses. Areas of focus could include, but are not limited to, digital literacy, impact of digital communication on diverse populations, use of digital communication to address social, cultural, and economic disparities, digital media production and distribution, writing for digital media, and addressing at risk communities through digital media. Teaching at the graduate level may also be required.

Ph.D. in Communication required by start of appointment. The development and implementation of courses in digital communication is desired.

We seek a scholar-teacher whose background prepares them to offer a wider variety of courses in the Department of Communication which could include Introduction to Communication, Introduction to Digital Communication, Research Methods, Social Media Communication, Digital Communication and Society, as well as other courses that align with the candidate’s specific expertise.

The successful candidate should be able to examine digital media from both a quantitative and qualitative perspective. Preference will be given to individuals with industry experience. Applicants for this position will be expected to work collaboratively on research and grant acquisition with diverse educational departments. Evidence of multidisciplinary research and grant-writing experience is preferred.

Applicants should initially submit a letter of interest and a current curriculum vitae. Letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a writing sample might also be requested. Applications and other documents must be submitted online. The review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

Find out more about us at: https://departments.bryant.edu/communication. We will be conducting phone interviews starting in August, 2022. Second interviews will be at the upcoming National Communication Association conference in New Orleans, LA. For any further information, please contact Kevin Pearce, Communication Search Chair, at kpearce@bryant.edu.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at https://employment.bryant.edu/postings/3106