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Assistant Professor of Practice or Senior Lecturer, Communication Studies

Texas State University-San Marcos
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 28, 2023

Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title

Assistant Professor of Practice or Senior Lecturer, Communication Studies

Job Posting Number


Job Location

San Marcos


College of Fine Arts and Communication


Department of Communication Studies

Position Description

The Department of Communication Studies at Texas State University invites applications for a Assistant Professor of Practice or Senior Lecturer. This position will serve ss Director of the Career Readiness program and teach core courses in the department. Employment would begin August 2023.

What is the Communication Studies Career Readiness Program?
The Communication Studies Career Readiness ( CSCR ) program is an innovative experience for select students to discover and examine career options in the communication field by building a personalized career pathway comprised of hands-on experience, alumni-mentoring, networking, internships, and specialized advising. This program does not follow the traditional career counseling model, the CSCR program starts with our students’ skillsets, interests, and passions to explore multiple career opportunities before narrowing.

Required Qualifications

All candidates must have:
1. M.A. in Communication Studies or Communication
2. Demonstrated record of service, research, or work with public or private sector organizations, as this candidate will serve as Director of the Communication Studies Career Readiness program
3. Experience mentoring students in professional development or internships
4. A strong undergraduate teaching record

In addition, for the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice:
1. Demonstrates current and contemporary competence in professional practice or management;
2. Documents significant years (normally more than five beyond entry level) of experience in a full-time industry, professional practice, or management capacity and potential for significant professional growth;
3. Engages in scholarship and/or professional engagement through professional presentations, publications, or similar contributions; and
4. Demonstrates leadership in relevant professional organizations.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications for all candidates:
1. Preparedness and experience in teaching large lecture basic course ( COMM 1310: Fundamentals of Human Communication) and at least one of the following 2000 level courses (interpersonal, small group, or public speaking)
2. Preparedness and experience in teaching: Training & Development; Leadership and Communication; Communication Internship; Professional Communication; Organizational/Corporate Communication
3. Demonstrated excellence in teaching online
4. Evidence of research, professional development, externally-funded research activities, and/or community development projects
5. Willingness to engage in an administrative role and demonstrated record of service to department, university, profession, and/or communities

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, .

To assure full consideration, please submit the following by April 7, 2023.
  1. CV
  2. Cover letter that includes your qualifications and fit with job description
  3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  4. Statement detailing your creative vision for the Communication Studies Career Readiness and internship programs. What is your plan for enhancing student success and developing undergraduates for their future?
  5. Unofficial transcripts
  6. Contact information for three references

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Stephanie Dailey, Search Committee Chair, at .

Type of Position


Proposed Start Date

Fall 2023

Posting Date


Evaluation of Applications Begins

Full Consideration Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled?


EEO/AA Statement

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Reasonable Accommodation

If you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we request that you contact Faculty and Academic Resources for assistance at . A representative from Faculty and Academic Resources will respond to you as soon as is possible.

Record Checks and Verifications

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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Special Instructions Summary

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  4. Statement of creative vision
  5. Unofficial Transcripts (all in one document)
  6. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Texas Workforce Commission-Work in Texas
    • Colleague, friend, and/or personal referral
    • Other (Please Specify in follow up question below)
  2. * Please Specify: (enter 'NA' if not applicable)

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Official transcripts are required for all degrees that provide evidence of a faculty member's credentials and qualifications. Foreign/International transcripts for all degrees must undergo a credentialing evaluation for U.S. equivalency by an organization that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). If selected for hire, I will provide official transcripts and/or evaluations for all degrees earned.
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a M.A. in Communication Studies or Communication?
    • Yes, I currently have a M.A. in Communication Studies or Communication.
    • No.
  5. * Please select the rank for which you are applying.
    • Assistant Professor of Practice
    • Senior Lecturer

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