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Assistant/Associate Professor Sports Communication Studies

The Department of Communication Studies welcomes applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor, to join the department September 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will specialize in Sports Communication and teach in the Department of Communication Studies, as well as the College’s new interdisciplinary major, Sports Communication and Media. Candidates with qualitative, quantitative, or rhetorical perspectives of Sport and Communication Studies are encouraged to apply. Candidates with interests in areas of diversity and sport (such as race, class, and/or Title IX initiatives) are especially welcome to apply. The ability and willingness to teach other courses in the Communication Studies department—including its core curriculum—are expected. Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to develop courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise for inclusion in the new interdisciplinary major. This major brings together offerings from Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising, and Radio, Television, & Film. A keen understanding of the Communication Studies discipline in relation to these related fields is a strong plus.

As a department with a strong history of teaching excellence, we seek a colleague who values and excels in teaching. This tenure track position also carries an expectation of successful scholarly research and publication, with efforts to seek external funding. In addition, the successful candidate will be asked to contribute to the department and university through service including, but not limited to, mentoring of students, curriculum development, and program assessment.

The Department of Communication Studies is dedicated to a collegial atmosphere in which both intellectual curiosity and a sense of humor thrive. The department’s atmosphere reflects the invigorating environment at Rowan University.

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report


The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in communication or related discipline with experience teaching at the collegiate level. ABD candidates with dissertation nearing completion will be considered. The terminal degree is required at the time of appointment. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.

Starting Date:

September 2018



Application Process:

Interested candidates must apply through our online application system at: Applications received by November 1, 2017 will receive full consideration.

Submissions must include a single .pdf file containing a letter of application, a curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and description of research agenda.

Three current letters of recommendation, and other relevant material should be sent directly to Dr. Julie Haynes, [email protected], Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication Studies, Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, 08028.

Representatives from Rowan will be contacting applicants for pre-interviews at the NCA convention in Dallas.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.


All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

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