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Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Eastern Arizona College
Thatcher, Arizona
$46,256 to $74,010
Posted Date
Sep 30, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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College and Area Information:
Eastern Arizona College’s District Offices are located in Thatcher, Arizona, a beautiful rural area 
with easy access to arid as well as mountainous recreation. The College is located approximately 
125 miles northeast of Tucson and 165 miles southeast of Phoenix. EAC is a comprehensive community 
college offering five associate degrees across nearly 50 programs of study. Eastern Arizona College 
is the oldest member of the Arizona Community College system and is fully accredited by The Higher 
Learning Commission.

Position Summary and Organizational Relationship:
The Communication Studies Associate Professor reports to the Division Chair of the Communicative 
Arts Division.

Required Qualifications:
•     Master’s Degree or PhD in Communication Studies (or related Communication specialty 
with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Communication Studies).
•     A clear understanding of and commitment to the community college philosophy and 
•     Experience teaching Communication Studies.
•     Expertise in the field of communications theory in a broad range of professional and 
social settings.
•     Ability to relate well to students from diverse backgrounds and varying levels of 
•     Proficient in AP formatting guidelines as they pertain to the intensive writing 
component of this institution’s Communications curricula.
•     Experience using computers for online and mediated instruction.
•     Ability and willingness to teach both face-to-face and online courses.
•     Willingness to teach daytime and evening classes during fall, spring, and summer 
semesters, as required.
•     Proficient in the use of audio and visual equipment to record and broadcast 
students’ speeches.
•     Willing and able to teach late afternoon, evening and summer classes as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:
•     Ability to work well within a departmental structure in the design and 
implementation of curriculum and assessment.
•     Experience teaching in a community college setting.
•     Experience with institutional service
•     Recent participation in professional development activities.
•     Demonstrated participation in extracurricular programs.
•     Willingness to organize campus and community cultural events promoting the 
communicative arts.

Essential Functions:
•     Teach a variety of Communication Studies courses, including Public Speaking, 
Interpersonal Communications, Intercultural Communications, Small Group Communications, 
Communication Theory, and Communication Research.
•     Teach a minimum of 32 adjusted load hours per year. Up to six adjusted load hours of 
overload may be required per semester.

•     Maintain a minimum accountability week of 35 hours on campus for teaching, advising, 
helping students, class preparation, consultation with colleagues, and other related activities.
•     Be responsible for updating course outlines and pre-and post-tests and developing 
•     Serve on institutional committees as assigned and attend division and institutional 
meetings as required.
•     Maintain current and accurate student records during each semester; complete 
end-of-year student performance analysis and reports.
•     Serve as a faculty advisor to students.
•     Teach morning, afternoon, late afternoon, evening, weekend, and summer courses as 
•     Perform other duties as assigned.

Application Information:
Applicants should send a letter of application addressing each of the required and preferred 
qualifications and describing experience related to the position responsibilities, a vita, 
transcripts (if copies are sent, official transcripts must be on file prior to the date of hire), a 
signed copy of the EAC application form available on EAC’s website (EAC Application Form), and a 
minimum of three written confidential letters of professional references to or can 
be mailed to the address listed below:

Eastern Arizona College Human Resources – AP 243 615 N. Stadium Avenue Thatcher, AZ  85552-0769
The submission of all required application materials for the screening committee’s review is the 
responsibility of the applicant. Applicants must be prepared to interview at their own expense.

Human Resources Department Voice:   (928) 428-8915
Fax 928-428-2578

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