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Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication, College of Communication

Butler University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 29, 2023

The Butler University Strategic Communication Department within the College of Communication seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor for an August 2022 appointment. We seek a dedicated teacher-scholar committed to the integration of theory and practice, experiential learning, and high-impact, inclusive pedagogies to support our strong undergraduate program. Opportunities also exist to contribute to the department’s online master’s and graduate certificate programs.

Requirements: PhD in Communication or a related field expected by contract start date (advanced ABD will also be considered), evidence of teaching excellence, and a record or promise of published peer-reviewed scholarship and an ongoing research agenda. We welcome all methodological approaches.

Research faculty in the College have a typical teaching load of 3 courses per semester and participate in academic advising and mentoring. Butler offers generous financial support for research, innovations in curricular development, and travel to present for domestic and international conferences.

The candidate should be able to teach a range of introductory to advanced courses in strategic communication (integrating public relations and advertising). The major’s required classes cover strategic communication principles, writing, design, research, digital and social media, ethics and cases, and campaigns/capstone. A variety of electives are offered in strategic communication topic areas like nonprofit, crisis, global, sports promotion, theories of persuasion, consumer insights, and more. Given the breadth and depth of our curriculum, we will be able to match the right candidate to a variety of required and/or elective courses depending on the candidate’s expertise and interests.

A willingness to work with students, faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds and an ability to build connections within the professional community is also essential. Past professional experience in strategic communication or a related field is desirable, as is desired engagement with the department’s student groups such as the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter, Ad Club and/or Five Fountains student-run agency. In addition, we seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and intercultural development in an educational and work environment and a willingness to contribute to the inclusion efforts on campus.

About the University and the College of Communication: Butler University is a comprehensive, liberal-arts based private university located in the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Indianapolis and is committed to undergraduate teaching excellence. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students across its six colleges, including the College of Communication. The College enrolls approximately 530 students across its 9 majors. Additional information about the University and the College can be found at .

Application Instructions: Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, current teaching evaluations (if available), a representative research manuscript, and a list of 3 references including name, title and contact information to:

Abbey Levenshus, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair
Re: Strategic Communication Search

Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity at Butler University are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.

Review of applications will begin March 4, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Consideration will be given only to complete applications. Candidates who advance to the final interview round will be asked to provide information for three faculty references.

Additional Information: Butler University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of the students, faculty and staff. In addition, hiring and other employment- related decisions are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. It is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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