Professor in Quantitative Communication Research

Loyola Marymount University

Tenure-Line Assistant Professor in Quantitative Communication Research

The Communication Studies Department at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles seeks applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Quantitative Communication Research, beginning Fall 2023.

This position requires: 1) expertise in quantitative approaches to communication research, 2) a global perspective to the discipline, and 3) expertise in one or more of the following research areas: relational communication, intercultural communication, organizational communication, and/or strategic communication.

All candidates are invited to share how they meet the requirements of our position and inform our collective work as a scholarly community.

Position Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Communication 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 develop and teach required introductory, advanced, and capstone courses in our major as appropriate to area or areas of emphasis. 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. While expertise in quantitative methods is required, candidates with the ability to teach mixed methods are preferred. Candidates are expected to contribute to the University core curriculum.

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

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 September 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application portfolio requires: 1) a letter of application, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial transcripts (submitted as a single pdf), 4) one example of representative scholarship (such as a published article, key dissertation chapter, competitively selected conference paper, or manuscript submission), and 5) evidence of teaching excellence (a two-page summary of teaching evaluative criteria, evaluator type such as students, advisors, employers, etc., and results).

Candidates should be prepared to submit the following materials upon request should they advance further in the search process: official transcripts, complete copies of original teaching evaluations (including qualitative comments) or other evaluations reflecting most recent years of university-level or equivalent teaching, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi related to the position, three letters of recommendation, and if the candidate does not have a doctorate, evidence of timeline and anticipated completion.

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 qualified 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. Women, persons of color, LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming individuals, people living with disabilities, and others with diverse life experiences and beliefs are encouraged to apply. (Visit for more information.)

Application Process:

All interested applicants MUST apply online at For inquiries (including those regarding required materials) should be directed to Dr. Jason Jarvis, Search Committee Chair ( For fullest consideration, all materials should be received by September 15, 2022.

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