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Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Eastern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not specified
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Dec 28, 2021

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Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Position Number: F00280P
Position Type: Faculty
Position Category:
Driver Classification: Non Driver
City: Richmond
Division: Academic Affairs/Provost
Department: College of Letters, Arts & Soc Sci
Unit: Communication
Contact Person: Ida Kumoji-Ankrah
Funding Source: Institutional

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 system.

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.

Position Summary:
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. Responsibilities
  • The successful candidate will teach introductory to upper-level Communication Studies
  • 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 community.
  • Advise students.
  • Engage in discipline-specific professional activities.
  • Participate in university teaching workshops and professional development programs.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Communication from an accredited or internationally recognized institution.
  • Demonstrated excellence in university teaching.
  • Ongoing effective teaching, service, and scholarship/creative activity.
  • Fluency with technology-based teaching and communication platforms.
  • 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 accurately.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Professional Communication Studies experience.
  • Strong track record of effective university teaching experience.
  • Active research agenda in Communication.
  • Ability to develop innovative undergraduate courses in Persuasion, Conflict Management, Mediation, Negotiation, or other areas of interest.

Posting Number: F00280P
Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Open Date: 10/25/2021
Application Review Date: 02/01/2022
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:

AA/EEO Statement:
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 check.

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