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Assistant Professor of Instruction

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 26, 2023

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Assistant Professor of Instruction

College/School/Unit: Moody College of Communication
Department: Communication Studies
Posted: Jan 26, 2023
Apply By: Open until filled


The Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a full-time professional-track faculty member to teach, coordinate, and manage undergraduate courses in the areas of corporate communication, strategic communication, and risk communication. This individual would teach 3 courses each long semester (or a commensurate instructional load). Employment would begin August 2023.

The Strategic and Risk Communication track helps students become purposeful and goal driven in their public communication approaches through courses at the interpersonal, organizational, and social/political levels. Topic areas for teaching may include a wide range of communication issues including, but not limited to health, ethics, conflict, sales, digital communication, corporate communication, and global communication. The ideal candidate for this role will have experience working with public or private sector organizations; prior experience in a corporate role is a plus. A strong teaching record at the college level is required. Candidates should hold a graduate degree in a field that is relevant strategic communication, and a completed Ph.D. is preferred.

The Moody College of Communication ( is one of the largest and most comprehensive colleges of communication in the country, offering 7 undergraduate degrees, administering 17 graduate programs, and housing 13 research centers and institutes. The Department of Communication Studies has approximately 600 undergraduate student in 3 major areas and nearly 200 student minors, 70+ graduate students, and over 30 full-time teaching faculty. We offer both a Communication Studies major and minor, and our majors can choose from tracks such as corporate communication, interpersonal communication, and political communication (with new tracks like strategic and risk communication being added). Students can supplement a flexible set of course options with internships, opportunities to work with our teaching and research faculty, and various student clubs/events—including our award winning speech and debate programs. Upon leaving The University, our majors enter the teaching, corporate, and public service ranks ready to take what started here and use it to change the world.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Job responsibilities will include teaching assigned sections each semester and executing the duties associated with course management for all sections. These duties may include:
  • Developing and revising curriculum.
  • Regularly supervising and training graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants on course materials such as lectures, activities, and assignments.
  • Overseeing day-to-day operations of courses, including course syllabi, learning management systems, and other online resources.
  • Providing data-driven updates to leadership and other campus stakeholders regarding student performance and instructional effectiveness.
  • Providing support for periodic accreditation reviews.
  • Engagement in various department and college level service opportunities.


Strong candidates for this role will have the following:
  • A graduate degree in Communication Studies, Strategic Communication, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence in the field of communication at the college level.
  • Experience in training or development of teaching assistants or support staff.
  • Experience working in a cross-functional or interdisciplinary environment.
  • Experience with instructional design, especially in hybrid environments.
  • Experience working in a corporate environment.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest; current curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the names of three individuals to contact for letters of recommendation. Three confidential letters of recommendation will be requested of finalists. Applications must be made via Interfolio's ByCommittee solution. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email or call (877) 997-8807.

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum, and it welcomes applicants who can help achieve these objectives. The University of Texas at Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visit

Review of applicants will begin on March 1st, 2023.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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