University of Detroit Mercy — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Department Of Communication Studies


The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Detroit Mercy seeks a talented and energetic tenure-track assistant professor. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience and expertise in one or more of the following: public relations, advertising, or digital media, possibly including web development, graphic design, computer animation, news production, or interactive or immersive media. At minimum, the successful applicant will possess a master's degree in communication or a related discipline, with significant relevant professional experience and a demonstrated ability to work with students. A Ph.D. is desirable.

Responsibilities will include undergraduate teaching, academic advising of communication majors, scholarship in field of expertise, service to the department and university, and additional duties. The chosen educator also will help develop the department's curriculum. We're seeking a person who will be enthusiastic about working in Detroit, contribute to the city's continued rebirth, and strive to inspire student interest in fields of communication.

Candidates should apply by completing an application and uploading materials at Materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin March 15 and continue until the position is filled. Starting date for the position is August 15, 2021.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Professor Jason Roche, Search Committee Chairperson at

Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private University, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.