Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 17, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

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The Department of Communication Studies has a full-time tenure-line faculty position in Communication Studies with expertise in rhetoric, and either health communication, sports communication, or communication and technology available August 2021.

Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate classes such as Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Rhetoric and Advocacy, Political Communication, Speechwriting, Communication and Democracy, and Communication and Pop Culture; teaching graduate courses such as Rhetorical Theory and Rhetorical Criticism; and teaching classes in the area of Sports Communication, Health Communication, or Communication and Technology.

Additional responsibilities include pursuing scholarly research that leads to convention presentations and publications in rhetoric and/or related area(s) of academic interest; actively contributing to the intellectual and professional life of the Department of Communication Studies; serving on departmental, college, and university committees as needed; engaging in professional service to the discipline of Communication Studies; and performing other duties as assigned by the departmental chairperson.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate in Communication Studies by date of appointment from an accredited institution; three years of part-time or full-time teaching experience at the college or university level obtained concurrently or at any time; evidence of teaching effectiveness as demonstrated through student evaluations; evidence of scholarly potential as demonstrated through presentations at academic conferences and/or publications; expertise in rhetorical research methods as demonstrated through presentations or publications.

Authorization to work in the US

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching graduate courses; experience advising graduate students; established record of scholarly productivity.

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Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

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EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.


Communication Studies:400050

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Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information

For inquiries regarding this vacancy, please contact Glen Stamp, Chair, Department of Communication Studies,, 765-285-3366

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Evaluations
Optional Documents
  1. Doctorate Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3
  5. Teaching Statement/Portfolio
  6. Research Statement/Papers