Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
College of Letters, Arts & Soc Sci
About the College/Department:
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public
institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts
programs, pre-professional and professional training in education
and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate
levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, EKU has a
distinguished record of more than a century of educational service
to the Commonwealth. Eastern Kentucky University is committed to
access, equal opportunity, dignity, respect, and inclusion for all
people, as integral to a learning environment in which intellectual
creativity and diversity thrives.
Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a
network of major highways that make EKU easily accessible from all
parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles
southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75
(north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of
Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to
the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is
also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and
Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain,
Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater
accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the
convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate
EKU is a dedicated high-quality instruction, scholarship, and
service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through
its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality
instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the
arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and
professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through
consultative services, continuing education, and the extended
campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community
and the region. Research seeks both to advance knowledge in the
subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to
support the primary function of teaching.
The Institute for Creative and Collaborative Arts: Art,
Communication, Music, and Design at Eastern Kentucky University
invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in
Communication Studies beginning in August of 2022. The Institute
seeks a dynamic and innovative individual in our Communication
Studies program within the School of Communication, which also
includes programs in Broadcasting & Electronic Media and Public
Relations. Communication Studies has a thriving online degree
program in addition to the traditional classroom setting. We are
looking for candidates who wish to participate in a collaborative
community that fosters independent thought and creativity and
embraces the diversity of cultural expression. We seek a creative
and collegial scholar whose teaching and research interests involve
the intersection of human communication with social influence.
Teaching responsibilities will include introductory to upper-level
courses in Communication Studies. The successful candidate will
teach both in person and online, including general education
communication studies courses such as Introduction to Human
Communication and Public Speaking.
We are particularly interested in candidates who can develop and
teach innovative undergraduate courses in areas including, but not
limited to: Persuasion, Communication and Conflict Management,
Mediation, and Negotiation. The candidate will engage in school,
Institute, college, and/or university service; and develop an
active program of research. Faculty at the Institute work
collaboratively across campus, embrace experiential learning, and
seek vital connections at the intersection of theory and practice.
We are particularly interested in candidates who can develop
innovative undergraduate courses in areas including, but not
limited to: Persuasion, Conflict, and/or Mediation/Negotiation.
- The successful candidate will teach introductory to upper-level
- Participate in program curriculum development.
- Provide leadership in the program.
- Maintain active research in Communication Studies.
- Provide service to the School, Institute, College, and
University by serving on committees and engaging the
- Advise students.
- Engage in discipline-specific professional activities.
- Participate in university teaching workshops and professional
- Other duties as assigned
- Ph.D. in Communication from an accredited or internationally
- Demonstrated excellence in university teaching.
- Ongoing effective teaching, service, and scholarship/creative
- Fluency with technology-based teaching and communication
- Prior e-learning and learning management system (LMS)
experience (e.g., Canvas, Blackboard, Sakai, Moodle).
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to present information clearly, concisely, and
- Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
- Professional Communication Studies experience.
- Strong track record of effective university teaching
- Active research agenda in Communication.
- Ability to develop innovative undergraduate courses in
Persuasion, Conflict Management, Mediation, Negotiation, or other
areas of interest.
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Special Instructions Summary:
Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer and educational institution and does not
discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin,
veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or
participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g.,
athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any
employment policy or practice.
Background Check Statement:
Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background
To apply, visit https://jobs.eku.edu/postings/18395