Assistant Professor of Communication/Director of Communication Minor

Providence College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor and Director of the Communication minor beginning in the fall of 2021. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Communication or closely related field (e.g., Cultural Studies, Rhetoric, Contemporary Art History/Visual Culture Studies, and Media Studies) by the time of appointment. This position comes with a reduced teaching load of 2-2 and the administrative duties of directing a new and interdisciplinary minor in Communication. 

Ideal candidates will demonstrate outstanding and ongoing scholarship in their field, excellence in undergraduate teaching in Communication, a demonstrated commitment to serving diverse students through a lens of equity and inclusion, and prior administrative experience. Candidates should be able to work congenially across departments and be ready to describe their vision for a Communication program that will fit with the mission, needs, and character of the liberal arts program at Providence College. Additionally, candidates must have a willingness to be active in service to the college and community. 

Letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts should be submitted electronically to by October 28, 2020. Candidates will be asked to submit additional materials (e.g., sample syllabi, evidence of teaching excellence, and a response to Providence College’s mission statement) at a future date. Note: the previous application deadline was October 4 and has been extended until October 28. If you have already applied to this position for the October 4 deadline, you do not need to re-apply. 

Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. Providence College is committed to upholding an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a stellar and diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. An AA/EOE, the College especially encourages the applications of women and persons of color. Questions about the position may be sent to Alison Espach, chair of the search committee at

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