Larry J. and LeeAnn E. Merlo Presidential Chair for Communication and Entrepreneurship
Wake Forest University, Department of Communication and Program in Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) are seeking an endowed tenure-line Associate/Full Professor to begin in fall 2017. We seek an outstanding candidate with scholarship in topics related to Communication and Entrepreneurship; research interests will depend on an applicant’s credentials but might include emerging forms of communication for entrepreneurial endeavor such as social media, digital, and marketing. A successful candidate would focus on interdisciplinary innovative approaches to research, which may, but need not include international interests.
In addition to an active research program our ideal faculty member is a strong teacher with demonstrated record in developing “signature” upper-level courses reflecting her or his specific area of expertise. The position will be an interface between the Department of Communication and the ICE program, with teaching in both areas. For additional information about the Department/Program, go to http://college.wfu.edu/communication and https://entrepreneurship.wfu.edu/.
An application consists of a cover letter of interest, a current CV, and a short statement of research and teaching philosophy. We will request confidential letters of recommendation and teaching evaluations from the finalists for the position. Formal review of applications begins December 1, 2016 and continues until the position is filled. Interested individuals should apply online at Wake Forest University Careers (wakejobs.silkroad.com). All documents can be combined and uploaded as one pdf file. Confidential letters of recommendation must be sent to email@example.com. Questions concerning the application process may be directed to Professor Allan Louden, Chair Communication (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Professor Paul Pauca, Faculty Director of Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship (email@example.com) and firstname.lastname@example.org
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