POSITION: A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor is available in the Business Communication Program in the College of Business. The department seeks a dynamic candidate with expertise in business communication who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active program involving undergraduates. This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2023/2024 academic year, August 21, 2023.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in the area of business communication, technical communication, professional communication, general communication, business education, business administration, or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution by August 21, 2023. (ABD applicants may be considered but must complete the terminal degree by March 20, 2024.) Candidates must also have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Evidence of successful university teaching, for example: knowledge and skills in educational technology, scholarship in business communication, formal and informal assessment practices, classroom management; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
DUTIES: Teach courses in the Business Communication Program based on program needs and in accordance with specialization; participate in research and scholarly activities; develop and/or maintain a scholarly research agenda; provide academic advising to students as assigned; engage in service to the department, University, College, and profession.
DEPARTMENT: The Business Communication Program consists of 6 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff. The Department of Business Communication is one of the four academic units in the College of Business. Business communication is a program within the College that offers a business communication major (starting Fall 2023) as well as courses that all students in the College of Business take as part of their degree. The Business Communication Program also offers an Advanced Business Communication Certificate that is open to any student at UW-Eau Claire. The Business Communication Program also administers the College’s Student Professional Development Program and Business Writing and Presentations Studio. The College of Business consists of 2300 students and 40 faculty and instructional staff. Department members work closely with COB faculty to ensure that the communication classes meet the needs of the various majors in the college.
UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.
The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Business Communication: Assistant Professor position (Job ID # 18615) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:
- Letter of application Curriculum vita Unofficial graduate school transcript Statement of teaching philosophy Names and contact information for three references.
Please direct requests for additional information to:
Paula Lentz, Academic Program Director-Business Communication; firstname.lastname@example.org
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by February 3, 2023. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.
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