JOB: TT Assistant of Race, Media, and Communication at American University

The School of Communication at American University, Washington, D.C., invites applications for a full-time,

tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Race, Media and Communication beginning August 1, 2017.



The School of Communication is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment focused on Race, Media and Communication. The successful candidate will join a vibrant and collegial community of scholars, professionals, and creators in the School, with an appointment in one of SOC’s four divisions: Journalism, Public Communication, Film and Media Arts, or Communication Studies. Candidates should have a track record and established trajectory of high-impact scholarly, professional, and/or creative work that focuses on the intersections among race, media and communication; significant experience teaching about race and the media at the University level is preferred. Experience mentoring members of diverse communities is highly valued. The successful candidate will be skilled in both theory and practice, and demonstrate the ability to work across divisions with expertise in a specific area such as data, broadcast, online media, or visual media.



Tenure-track faculty are expected to conduct scholarly, professional, or creative work. Most tenure-track faculty carry a 2-2 teaching load. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.


Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, subject to on-going budgetary approval. Please submit applications via: Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three references, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent creative, professional, or scholarly published papers or working papers.  Please contact Aisha Green,, if you have any questions.


Salary and benefits are competitive.


American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital.  For more information about American University, visit Learn more about the School of Communication at


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.  American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

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