Strategic Communication/Data Analytics (Tenure-Track Assistant Professor)

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 8:00pm

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 the Public Communication Division beginning August 1, 2017.


We are seeking candidates with demonstrated expertise in the application of data analytics to strategic communication, particularly the different ways that political campaigns, NGOs, nonprofits, corporations, and federal, state, and local governments analyze and dissect data when crafting and implementing communication campaigns. Candidates will show a strong potential for scholarly and/or professional growth in identifying and targeting audiences, using analytics to evaluate impact, and utilizing micro-targeting to understand public attitudes, lifestyle preferences, values, consumer interests, political concerns, and media and technology habits. This is a position for a strategic communication scholar or professional with a mastery of the tools and technologies that are being used to harness the power of large data sets. 

The committee will place a priority on candidates with a PhD and professional experience in the field as well as candidates with a relevant master's degree and extensive, noteworthy professional experience in the field.


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.


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 Wendy Melillo,, or Filippo Trevisan,, 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


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