Job- Lasell College Assistant Professor of Sports Communication

by C. H. Wilson, Jr. on February 13, 2014

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Lasell College, founded in 1851, is an independent, coeducational, non-sectarian institution of higher education located eight miles from Boston in Newton, Massachusetts. The College offers over 30 baccalaureate programs in, Communication, Environmental Studies, Graphic Design, Fashion, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Education, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Law and Public Affairs, Mathematics, and several areas of Business, Social Science, and the Humanities. Masters degrees are offered in Management, Sport Management, Communication, and Education, each with several concentration and certificate options.

The College has undergone significant growth over the past ten years, including a 60 percent increase in its undergraduate population to over 1600 students. The graduate program began ten years ago and now enrolls 300 students. As a result, the College has focused aggressively on full-time faculty hiring. Future plans include significant expansion of both graduate and undergraduate program degree offerings.

Lasell College emphasizes learning by doing, or what it calls Connected Learning, in all professional and liberal arts programs. Successful applicants will demonstrate passion for a student-centered teaching environment and innovative, project-focused initiatives such as community service-learning. Productivity and currency in an academic discipline as well as commitment to college community involvement are priorities.

The Lasell College Department of Communication in Newton, MA seeks applicants for a full-time Assistant Professor of Communication, who can teach a broad range of courses on the undergraduate and graduate level, with a specialization in Sports Communication beginning in the Fall of 2014.

Responsibilities:

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate or graduate courses in the applicant’s area of expertise and other communication courses as needed. An ability and interest in utilizing an active, project-focused approach to teaching is critical. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent, enthusiastic teaching and student advocacy; ability to work cooperatively and productively with faculty, staff and students; commitment to productivity and professional development; and active participation in department and college service. Our growing major is looking to enhance and diversify offerings, pedagogical approaches, and personnel. The successful candidate will have the ability to shape the on-going development of this program in response to new potential markets and an expanding program curriculum.

Qualifications:

A doctorate in Communication is required, although an ABD will also be considered. Faculty at Lasell are employed on renewable single and multi-year contracts. Minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a cover letter, a philosophy of teaching, resume and names of three (3) references to:

employment@lasell.edu
fax: 617-243-2105
Employment
Lasell College
1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466

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