East Tennessee State University
The Department of Communication & Performance invites applications from energetic and inspiring candidates to help us grow our master’s degree in Communication & Storytelling Studies and our graduate certificate and undergraduate minor in Storytelling. The successful candidate will engage students in storytelling as a way to build bridges in and across communities, and will teach them employable storytelling practice
Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Coordinator in Storytelling
We seek a colleague with strong academic credentials and proven storytelling performance experience to contribute to our Communication & Storytelling Studies master’s degree program by training students in the art & craft of storytelling. We aim to hire someone who understands, and will help our students understand, storytelling not only as folk and traditional art, but also as contemporary practice with socially transformative potential. We seek someone with a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity, intersectionality, cultural equity, and ethics of storytelling practices. The ideal candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in storytelling and related topics according to expertise, and will be a relationship- and alliance-builder.
Candidates must have Ph.D. or terminal degree in communication, cultural studies, folklore studies, cultural sustainability, cultural anthropology, or related field. Other terminal degrees coupled with storytelling experience will be considered. This position carries full-time, tenure-track status starting August 15, 2019, pending availability of funds. Please see ETSU’s Ejobs system for more details about the position, candidate qualifications, and how to apply: http://jobs.etsu.edu/postings/11588