Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

The College of Wooster
Ohio, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 28, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Communication Studies at The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Communication Studies with expertise in relational/conflict communication with an interest in diversity advocacy to begin August 2021. Additionally, the position will involve community-based research and teaching methods. The successful candidate will teach courses such as Introduction to Communication Studies, Small Group Communication, Organizational Communication, Public Speaking, Theories of Human Communication, Conflict and Communication, Research Methods, and courses in the candidate’s area of specialty, along with periodic teaching in the College’s First-Year Seminar program. In addition, the successful candidate will advise Senior Independent Study thesis projects on student-generated topics, which may be qualitative and/or quantitative in methodology, and will have the opportunity to contribute to the College’s strategic priorities of experiential learning and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Department of Communication Studies has four full-time faculty members and graduates approximately 30-35 majors annually. For more information, see:

We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (24% domestic students of color and 15% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Communication Studies and/or an interdisciplinary PhD with a focus on communication at the time of appointment. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but a Ph.D. is preferred. Prior teaching is desirable, and applicants should provide evidence of their ability to teach introductory and upper-level courses.

Applicants should electronically submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; evidence of strong teaching (such as teaching philosophy and course evaluations) and research (such as a research statement and writing sample of 25 pages or less); a statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community; and three reference letters through Interfolio

If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Patrice Smith, Administrative Coordinator, Dept. of Communication Studies,  Review of applications will begin January 4 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Ahmet Atay, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Communication Studies, at

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to inclusive excellence in undergraduate education. We are especially interested in hiring faculty who contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service, and who are committed to ensuring the success of diverse student populations. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law.  All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a criminal background check and verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law.  The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity and inclusion.  For more information on our nondiscrimination policy visit: