Assistant Professor of Communication Studies - Tenure Track

University of Central Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies, Other Communications, Speech & Rhetoric, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Humanities, Other Humanities
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor Working Title Assistant Professor of Communication Studies - Tenure Track Department 220310-Communication Pay Rate Per faculty salary model FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Position Number 998545 Classification Faculty Special Instructions to Applicants:
To Apply: Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 998545.

Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2021. Position will be considered open until filled.

Applicants are required to submit:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (creative work portfolio optional)
  • Teaching statement, including statement on approach to teaching diverse populations (no more than two pages)
  • Research statement (no more than two pages)
  • Example of scholarly writing

Three letters of recommendation and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing degree completions will be required if selected for an interview.

NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, UCM does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, color, disability, gender, gender identification, sex, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principals of diversity in employment and inclusion to support a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body. Working hours:
Professional Faculty Hours Bargaining Unit No Work Location Warrensburg Campus Posting Date 09/17/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Position Purpose
Two positions available. One position will need to be filled with someone proficient in Quantitative methods. The second position is open to someone with any methodological background, including qualitative, rhetorical, critical cultural, or quantitative.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in an area of specialization (e.g. media studies, social media, interpersonal, health, organizational, etc.) as well as courses that comprise the common core in Communication Studies. Candidates must demonstrate experience in multiple modes of delivery, including face-to-face and online instruction.

Teaching load is 4/4 with the option to teach in the summer. The candidate will additionally engage in a program of scholarship that yields peer-reviewed publication and/or creative work, will advise undergraduate and graduate students, will participate in making programmatic curriculum revisions, and will perform service to the program, college, university, and discipline. Education & Formal Training Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below) Other Education & Formal Training
A Ph.D. in Communication or related field is required. ABD applicants must successfully defend before the date of appointment, otherwise they will be appointed as Visiting Assistant Professor until a terminal degree is completed. Computer Skills Class Management Software Experience
Candidates must have an affinity for teaching, and candidates who can additionally teach in areas of media production will be seen as an asset.

Candidates must demonstrate an interest and ability to successfully work with UCM’s diverse population of students, including first generation and non-traditional students, LGBTQ students, students of color, and DREAMers. Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge Physical & Environmental Factors: Special Working Conditions: Professional appearance Ability to Keyboard Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Vitae
  4. Documentation of Teaching Effectiveness
  5. Teaching Philosophy Statement
  6. Research Statement
  7. Example of Scholarly Writing
Optional Documents

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