Assistant Professor Organizational Communication

Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 03, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor Organizational Communication

Requisition Number: F00154P: Communication

Job Description:
The Department of Communication at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Organizational Communication who will begin Fall Semester 2021.

Job Duties:
We seek a strong teacher and active scholar with the ability to teach courses in organizational communication theory and practice at the undergraduate and master’s levels. Classes in this area may include organizational communication, communication theory, leadership communication, listening & interviewing, conflict resolution & negotiation, and small group facilitation (among others). Additional teaching and research expertise at the undergraduate and graduate level is especially welcome in subjects such as intercultural communication, health communication, social media, and professionalizing experiences/internship. Relevant professional/ industry experience is valued.

Required Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in Communication or a related field is required for appointment as Assistant Professor, although ABD candidates may be considered for appointment at the rank of instructor for one year until the degree is completed.

Preferred Qualifications:

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 11/02/2020
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicants:
Applicants must complete the online application and attach the following:
1. letter of application that addresses teaching and research experience in organizational communication, in any other related areas specified in the call, and relevant professional experience
2. statement of teaching philosophy
3. vitae
4. evidence of teaching effectiveness, including two semesters of student evaluations.
5. contact information for three professional references
6. unofficial transcripts from terminal degree

Review of applications will begin December 11, 2020, and will continue until filled.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

We actively encourage applications from all who can contribute to the diversity and inclusivity mission at Weber State University through their teaching, service, and/or research. Appointment is contingent on final budget approval.

Weber State University, an AA/EO employer, is located 35 miles north of Salt Lake City at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. The area is rich in both cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities. These include the Sundance Film Festival, Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, Ballet West, a network of hiking trails adjacent to campus, and skiing at the site of the 2002 Olympic downhill races just 18 miles from campus.

Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or consistently to move objects, including the human body. Sitting most of the time. Walking and standing only occasionally if ever.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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