Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a related area, along with the demonstration of:
An active research agenda that can lead to significant publications and external grants
An ability to teach courses in the theory, research, and practice of digital media and technologies
A commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population of undergraduate and graduate students
Successful candidates will conduct research, teach B.A. and M.A. students in the Department of Communication Studies, and perform service. The standard teaching load is two classes each semester during the probationary period. Depending upon scholarly interest, candidates may affiliate with doctoral programs in Organizational Science and Health Psychology. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Digital Cultures and Communication, a collaboration between the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the College of Computing & Informatics, currently in the planning stages. The successful candidate must showcase evidence of a commitment to promote diversity as a value in the department, college and university. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.
Minimum Experience / Education:
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Ideally, the successful candidate would utilize the big data resources available through UNC Charlotte's Data Science Initiative, a program dedicated to bringing together scholars interested in analytics and quantitative studies in a plurality of contexts. The candidate might also participate in Project Mosaic, an interdisciplinary social and behavioral sciences initiative of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The standard teaching load is two classes each semester.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.