Assistant Professor of Communication Arts (Applied Communication)

Ramapo College Of New Jersey

Mahwah, NJ

ID: 7061794
Posted: October 28, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary/Description:
Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, elementary education, nursing and social work. The College also offers articulated programs, including dental, optometry, chiropractic and health professions, as well as visual arts therapy and law, with colleges and institutions in New Jersey and New York.

Undergraduate students may choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and more than 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and an average class size of 23; affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty.

Job Summary:

Ramapo College of New Jersey is seeking an Assistant Professor in the field of Communication Arts (Applied Communication). The successful candidate will have specialization in Applied Communication with either a small group or organizational emphasis and generalist breadth to teach across a wide range of courses in the Global Communication and Media concentration, a program committed to critical approaches to the study of communications. As such, the candidate’s work should be situated toward social justice and equality.

The candidate will teach foundational courses in the Communication Arts major such as Media Literacy, as well as courses in Media Criticism and Analysis that include global perspectives, and the capstone courses in the Global Communication and Media concentration.

The candidate should also be able to teach courses in communication campaigns and social movements and in qualitative research methods as well as contribute to the development of a gateway course in communication theory.

The candidate’s research and teaching should engage in global and/or transnational inquiry.


PhD in Communication Studies or a related field, with some post-doctoral teaching experience
Professional experience in global communication, social justice/non-profit/health campaigns, or public relations
Evidence of potential for cutting-edge, productive scholarship
Familiarity in working with historically underrepresented student populations


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