Assistant Professor in Intercultural Communication

Loyola Marymount University Communication Studies

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

Tenure-Line Assistant Professor in Intercultural Communication

The College of Communication and Fine Arts at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California seeks to engage an integrated/interdisciplinary/cluster hire for three (3) tenure track positions for the Fall 2022.

The College of Communication and Fine Arts in comprised of Departments of Art and Art History, Communication Studies, Music, Theatre, and Dance with a free-standing Graduate Department in Marital and Family Therapy with specialization in art therapy; and a Master of Fine Arts in Performance Pedagogy located in the Department of Theatre. We are a college that understands and embraces the important efforts for our college and university to engage the process of becoming Anti-Racist with and through an emphasis on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; as well as the ability to revisit and revise our curriculum to reflect DEI in all aspects of what we offer our students both inside and outside of the classroom.

We are a college that believes in activism and protest through rhetoric, debate, and critical artistic expression. We recognize communication studies and the arts as reflective, reflexive and refracting mirrors of self and society. We are a college that promotes social understanding, advocates for social equality, and stands on the right side of justice in the acts of information, formation and transformation as a part of our university mission. These are our commitments to our students. These are our commitments to our diverse members of our community. These are our commitments to our society. We condemn all forms of racism and bias and recognize that we must collectively fight to address persistent inequities in all aspects of society and the politics of teaching, schooling and education.

The college seeks to hire three tenure track faculty who demonstrate the ability to contribute to the multiple disciplines within the college with three positions anchored, each anchored in one host department in Dance, Music, and Communication Studies. The specific qualifications listed below will guide the primary needs of the host department.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Intercultural Communication

The Communication Studies Department at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles seeks applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the area of Intercultural Communication, beginning Fall 2022.

This position requires expertise in the field of intercultural communication in a global context. We are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and research can inform our understanding of issues of race, ethnicity, culture, identity, nationality, and transnationality.

Position Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Communication or related fields in hand at the time a contract is offered. Final appointment is dependent on a confirmed terminal degree status. Applicants who have not yet completed their doctorate must demonstrate progress verifiable by evidence and substantive enough to ensure completion of their degree at the time of appointment.

Candidates must be able to teach required courses in our major: introductory courses in intercultural communication, advanced courses in intercultural communication as appropriate to area of emphasis, and a capstone course in intercultural communication. Candidates are also expected to teach introductory courses in communication theory and research methods as well as propose new upper division courses to expand our offerings. Candidates should be able to teach across multiple methodological paradigms and the University core curriculum.

Candidates are required to have evidence of a strong record of university or equivalent teaching excellence in the area of intercultural communication. Application materials should clearly demonstrate the ability to teach the anticipated courses. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to enrich our curriculum through innovative pedagogical approaches, such as community-based, experiential, applied, or other inventive and critical pedagogies, in existing and newly developed courses.

The successful candidate will be expected to adopt a teacher-scholar model of professional engagement with a commitment to service and an established, or promise of, a productive agenda of research and scholarship. We value a diverse array of professional and practical experience in addition to the required academic qualifications.

Communication Studies is one of the largest undergraduate programs at LMU. In keeping with LMU’s mission, our department emphasizes the ethical and effective deployment of communication in pursuit of a more just and humane world. We also strive to help students foster the knowledge and skills necessary to develop more satisfying personal and professional relationships. Our faculty is committed to scholarship and service projects that support our mission and reflect a critical orientation toward the discipline. We are committed to developing a culturally diverse environment for our faculty and students.

Application Details:

Completed applications will be reviewed beginning on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application portfolio requires: 1) letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) official transcripts; 4) up to two examples of representative scholarship (such as published article/s, key dissertation chapters, competitively selected conference papers, or manuscript submissions); 5) complete copies of original teaching evaluations (including qualitative comments) or other evaluations reflecting most recent years of university-level or equivalent teaching; 6) a statement of teaching philosophy; 7) sample syllabi related to this position; 8) names and contact information of three references; and 9) if the candidate does not have a doctorate, evidence of timeline and anticipated completion. Candidates should be prepared to provide letters of recommendation upon request.

About LMU:

LMU places value on those who can share and teach differing points of view. Strong candidates will be committed to and effective in supporting and enhancing a culturally rich and diverse learning environment. We also value those who will bring sensitivity to the independent cultural role of religions.

Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experiences, and beliefs to apply. Please read more about our commitments and our efforts at (

Application Process:

All interested applicants MUST apply online at Inquiries (including those regarding required materials) should be directed to Dr. Shaun Anderson, Search Committee Chair ( For fullest consideration, all materials should be received by November 1, 2021.

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