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Assistant Professor (Communication)

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Media Studies, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Speech & Rhetoric
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor (Communication)

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Job Description Summary

Responsibilities include teaching organizational and small group communication as well as quantitative or qualitative research methods at the graduate and undergraduate levels and developing graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in organizational and small group communication and area of specialty. Candidates whose research centers on diversity, inclusion, and culture in organizations and small groups are encouraged to apply.

Tenure-track faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly research or appropriate creative work. In addition to teaching five courses per year, responsibilities include service to the school, college, university, and communication associations, such as NCA or ICA ; teaching graduate-level courses and directing theses in the graduate program.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in organizational and small group communication and a demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate courses in group communication and related interpersonal communication processes. They will have taught or have an interest in developing group communication courses related to organizational contexts. The successful candidate will be willing to teach large lecture courses and have taught or have an interest in developing online courses and/or study abroad opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

Requirements/Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. at the time employment begins in Communication or related field. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching college-level communication courses and a solid record of scholarly or creative productivity or substantive evidence of research/creative potential. Salary is competitive, dependent on qualifications and contingent on funding.

Outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of dissertation writing ( ABD ) will be considered. If the candidate fails to complete the doctoral degree by the Aug. 16, 2022, the position will revert to an instructor position and instructor pay. The offer will be withdrawn if the Ph.D. is not earned by May 15, 2023.

The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin October 15th, 2021 and continue until a candidate is selected.

Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples”

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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