Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Communication Studies with a specialty in Communication and Performance

San Francisco State University, Department of Communication Studies invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Communication Studies with a specialty in Communication and Performance, beginning August 2018.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Communication Studies or a directly related discipline.

Candidates should have a strong background in relevant communication theory and a relevant preferred method of creative work or scholarship.

Candidates for the Communication and Performance position must demonstrate an active research agenda and an ability to teach courses in the area of performance studies, including: oral interpretation of the first person voice, ensemble performance, performance art and aesthetic, communication criticism, advanced performance study, and performative methods in communication. Preference will be given to a candidate with teaching experience and research expertise in performance and/of race in the United States and/or transnational contexts. Candidates should also demonstrate their ability to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the research or creative work methodologies in which they have expertise.

Candidates must have an active record of scholarship or creative activity related to their specialty area. Excellence in teaching and scholarship must be demonstrated.

Candidates are preferred who have teaching and/or research experience with a large, diverse student body.

Responsibilities: The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in the areas of specialization described, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program or program of creative work in ones area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. 

Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process:

Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

Submit all materials online to Dr. Joseph S. Tuman at joetuman@sfsu.edu, by October 22, 2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled, but preference given to those submitted by the deadline. Questions concerning the positions should be submitted to Dr. Tuman as well.

San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work. Our goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to building a multicultural educational environment.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity.  All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected category.  We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any employment with the CSU.

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