Assistant Professor of Communication: Tenure - Track

Employer
Elmhurst University
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Nov 18, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Elmhurst University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication with expertise in strategic communication and/or media. Appointment begins August 2021.

Main teaching responsibilities include introductory courses such as Media and Society, Introduction to Public Relations, and Media Writing as well as upper-level courses such as Case Studies in Crisis Communication, Ethics in Communication and Media and Cultural Identity. Evidence of outstanding teaching is essential. The teaching load is six courses per year. An ongoing research program or demonstration of research potential is required.

Duties also will include advising students and departmental/university service. Candidates should have a commitment to creating inclusive learning environments for a diverse student body.

Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University ’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested persons may apply online by visiting our website at elmhurst.simplehire.com. Please submit a letter of application, CV, unofficial graduate transcript (official transcripts will be requested prior to appointment), teaching philosophy, research statement, diversity statement, and three references with contact information. Additional information about Elmhurst University may be accessed on our website: http://www.elmhurst.edu/hr/. Review of applications will begin Dec. 1.

Questions can be directed to Courtney Miller, Chair of the Communication and Media Department, cwmiller@elmhurst.edu.

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