Nature of Position: The School of Communication
Studies seeks to fill a full-time Assistant Professor of Practice
position to begin August 1, 2022. This position is a non-tenure
track faculty (NTTF) position on a 3-year, renewable contract. The
individual hired will teach in the College of Communication and
Information Strategic & Digital Communication asynchronous
online master’s program. This is a 9-month position with
opportunities for optional summer teaching.
We seek a colleague who is knowledgeable about interpersonal and
organizational communication. Responsibilities include teaching
online asynchronous graduate level courses (4/4 load). The ability
to teach in one or more of the following areas is strongly
- Interpersonal Conflict
- Social Influence, Persuasion, and Compliance Gaining
- Organizational Communication Strategic Leadership and
Other courses may be assigned based on expertise and experience.
Applicants should have the requisite classroom and applied
experience to teach these classes and in the program. Recent
relevant industry experience is highly desired.
The Online Strategic & Digital Communication master’s
program focuses on delivering high-quality, interdisciplinary
courses for working professionals. Curriculum focuses on skills and
trends in advertising, public relations, journalism,
information sciences, and communication studies. Our program
is grounded in research about the skillset needed to
be an effective communicator in the ever-evolving digital
landscape and is built on the latest methods
and knowledge. The program is in its 5th semester and is
quickly growing in popularity. More information about the online
master’s program can be found on the following website: https://cci.utk.edu/online-communication-masters
The salary for the position is competitive and
commensurate with experience.
- A Ph.D. at the start date with a concentration in communication
studies is mandatory. ABDs will be considered but must complete the
Ph.D. in time to start the position on August 1.
- Preference given to candidates with a social scientific
- Evidence of excellence in teaching online courses is
- Professional experience is preferred for candidates.
- As a growing program, we prefer candidates with experience in
course development, especially in online settings.
- Candidates in the Knoxville region are preferred, but all
applicants will be equally considered.
- We especially welcome candidates with demonstrated success in
working with diverse populations. The College’s Diversity and
Inclusion Statement can be viewed at https://cci.utk.edu/diversity
The School: The School of Communication Studies
includes 10 full-time faculty members who engage in social
scientific research in interpersonal and organizational
communication, offering coursework at both the graduate and
undergraduate levels. The School includes approximately 425
undergraduate majors and enrolls more than 2,700 students per term
in its courses. The School also participates in the college-wide
M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Approximately six doctoral students and 15
Master’s students are currently enrolled into the communication
The College: The College of Communication and
Information consists of four schools: The School of Advertising and
Public Relations, the School of Communication Studies, the School
of Journalism and Electronic Media, and the School of Information
Sciences. The College has a collaborative, active research faculty.
College faculty regularly engage in partnerships with Oak Ridge
National Laboratory, governmental agencies, the University of
Tennessee Extension, the University of Tennessee Medical Center, as
well as academic departments internal and external to the
university. These research activities are supported by the
college’s Center for Information and Communication Studies. The
College includes approximately 1,200 majors and pre-majors, and
enrolls more than 5,800 students per semester. For more information
about the college, visit: https://cci.utk.edu.
The University: Founded in 1794, the University
of Tennessee enrolls approximately 30,000 students at its Knoxville
campus. The University of Tennessee is Tennessee’s only public
Carnegie Doctoral: Highest Research Activity University and is
currently ranked among the nation’s Top 55 public universities.
Application Instructions: To
apply, please submit: (1) a letter of application, (2) vita, (3)
evidence of teaching experience and excellence, and (4) the names
and contact information of at least three references in
Questions about the position should be directed to CCISDC@utk.edu.
Review of applications begins April 11, 2022 and continues until
the position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: All
qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for
employment and admission without regard to race, color, national
origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual
orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability,
genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any
other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In
accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively
states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or
disability in its education programs and activities, and this
policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and
charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national
origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA
(disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age),
sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the
Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN
37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a
disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office
of Equity and Diversity.