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Position Announcements


Northridge, California 91330

Department: Communication Studies/ Communication and Technology

Effective Date of Appointment: August 2015 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank: Assistant Professor

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

The University:

California State University Northridge (CSUN), one of the largest of the 23 campuses of the California State University system, is located 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-cultural population of 1.8 million people. CSUN enrolls approximately 38,000 students from diverse backgrounds, served by 2,000 faculty. CSUN is home to 9 Colleges, offering baccalaureate degrees in 69 programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate programs, 2 doctorate programs, 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs.

CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented students.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to create a community in which a diverse population can work, teach and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status. For more information about the University, check our website: http://www.csun.edu/.


The Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Communication and Technology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Department invites applications from scholars with a wide range of research interests and methodological approaches within this area of specialization. In addition to a Ph.D. (which is required at the time of appointment), the successful candidate will have the following qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching, demonstrated potential for scholarly activity resulting in publication or equivalent in Communication and Technology, and active participation in the discipline of Communication. Desirable qualifications include a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as a commitment to supporting colleagues’ intellectual and professional development. Applicants must demonstrate experience and commitment to working with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population, as well as an interest in community outreach.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.


Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Communication and Technology and secondary areas as needed; develop curriculum in areas of specialization; advise and mentor students; engage in a systematic program of scholarship resulting in dissemination of that work; serve on department, college, and university committees; participate in the department’s commitment to serving diverse populations, service learning, and community-based partnerships. CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin January 5, 2015. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. Complete applications must include: 1) letter of application addressing the responsibilities and qualifications described above; 2) current vitae; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 4) three current letters of recommendation. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates. Position is open until filled.

Please send application materials via electronic mail to the Search Committee at commsearch-techno@csun.edu

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:

Kathryn Sorrells, Department Chair

Department of Communication Studies

California State University, Northridge

Northridge, CA 91330-8257

(818) 677-2853


Department Information: http://www.csun.edu/CommunicationStudies/

General Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at http://www-admn.csun.edu/police/clery-report.pdf. Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

Faculty Position in Communication - Berea College 

Berea College announces a full-time position in Communication beginning in August, 2015; assuming satisfactory performance, the position can be renewable for up to three years.  A Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field is expected at time of appointment. Teaching responsibilities include a Introduction to Communication and Communication Theories but also courses in media production that complement the program’s public relations and broadcast journalism foci. The candidate will also teach courses in area of specialization as well as one course per year in the College’s general education program.

The candidate will also serve as Director of Forensics for Berea’s nationally ranked parliamentary debate and individual events teams. Members of Berea’s Speech and Debate Team compete in intercollegiate tournaments throughout the Southeast and Midwest regions.  During the 2013-2014 academic year, members competed in 11 tournaments and won over 220 individual and team awards at local, state, and national tournaments.  The Director of Forensics has 1 course release annually.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, copies of transcripts, and three letters of recommendation, or complete placement file electronically to communication@berea.edu.   Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.  Please visit us at the Job Fair during the 2014 NCA convention in Chicago.

Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 60 countries.  The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. The college admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a four-year tuition scholarship.  Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college.  The College is one of seven federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a labor position in which they work 10-12 hours per week in all areas of the College.  Graduates distinguish themselves in a variety of fields, including social service, government, ministry, the arts, business, education, medicine, and science, and many go on to earn graduate degrees.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 14,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville.

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.

Faculty Opportunities - University of Louisiana at Monroe

The Communication Program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe is part of the School of Humanities, which is part of the College of Arts, Education, and Sciences. We offer a B.A. in Communication with concentrations in Communication Advocacy, Digital Media Production, Journalism and Public Relation, and an interdisciplinary M.A. in Communication. The normal teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester.

Assistant Professor of Communication
We seek a colleague to teach courses in the B.A. in Communication core, contribute to one or more of our undergraduate concentrations, and participate in our interdisciplinary Master’s program. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach our gateway writing course and communication law and ethics. Other areas in the core to which the successful candidate might contribute include communication theory, visual literacy and research methods. We highly value flexibility, adaptability and cross-over potential.

This is tenure-track positions. Requirements include a terminal degree or near completion of a terminal degree in a relevant field, Ph.D. preferred. Full membership in the ULM Graduate Faculty requires completion of a terminal degree.
ULM is a teaching institution of approximately 8,500 students. We are situated on the banks of Bayou Desiard in Monroe, Louisiana. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Applications will be accepted immediately and reviewed until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should email a letter of application, current vita, and three letters of recommendation (along with names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of the three references) to pace@ulm.edu.
Dr. Lesli Pace
Communication Program
School of Humanities
College of Arts, Education, and Sciences
University of Louisiana Monroe
Telephone:  (318) 342-1165
FAX:  (318) 342-1491

Faculty position available at The University of Memphis

African American Rhetoric and Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of Memphis seeks to hire a tenure-track professor of African American Rhetoric and Communication at the advanced assistant or associate level, beginning August 2015. Ph.D. required. The position requires expertise in some combination of the following: African American public address, race and gender studies, rhetorical pedagogy and/or contemporary rhetorical theory. Successful candidates will have an active research agenda; demonstrate excellence in face-to-face and online teaching; document interest in interdisciplinary teaching and research; show willingness to advise undergraduate, MA and PhD students across the different foci of the department; and exhibit a commitment to working at a diverse, metropolitan university. Position is available pending funding. For full consideration application must be complete by December 1, 2014. Applications are to be submitted online at workforum.memphis.edu. Applicants should upload a cover letter, CV, writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, unofficial transcript, and a reference list to include contact information for three references.
Inquiries about the position (including those regarding required materials) should be directed by email to:

Dr. Sandra J. Sarkela, Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Communication
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
Email: ssarkela@memphis.edu

Assistant Professor of Communication

The Department of Communication at Columbus State University invites applications for a full-time tenure track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2015.  Responsibilities will include teaching duties of four courses per semester. The selected candidate will be expected to assist in the department’s student recruitment initiatives as well.

The Department of Communication consists of five faculty members and offers three tracks: Communication Studies, Public Relations, and Integrated Media. The department places strong emphasis in service learning, and its Non-Profit and Civic Engagement Center receives strong support from the community.

Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the “Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

CSU has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence – the Spencer House – in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia:  the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have a strong background in Organizational Communication and should have a Ph.D in Communication in hand by the time of appointment. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong teaching effectiveness and an established record or clear promise of being a productive scholar. Applicants should be able to design courses to support the department’s curriculum and commitment to distance and service learning.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Experience and/or expertise in business communication, health communication, training and development, corporate communication, and public relations is preferred. Experience in online teaching is also preferred.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview.  Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

Please e-mail three confidential letters of recommendation that are sent directly from references, university placement services or other professional services (e.g., Interfolio) to hr@columbusstate.edu or mail to: Human Resources Office, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, Georgia 31907.

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Philosophy of Teaching
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  • Writing Sample (Reprint of most recent publication and/or conference papers)

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site.  To access the Columbus State University’s online employment site, please visit https://columbusstate.peopleadmin.com/.

Contact Information

Dr. Youngrak Park, Organizational Communication Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907, park_youngrak@columbusstate.edu.

Department of Communication - Assistant Professor, Health Communication

The Department of Communication at Western Kentucky University (WKU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of health communication. This nine-month position begins in August 2015.  

We seek a teacher-scholar with a strong research and teaching background in health communication across a variety of contexts with specific focus on quantitative research methods, and risk and/or digital communication. The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate as well as graduate levels commensurate with the candidate’s strengths and the department’s needs with creative instructional techniques and formats (traditional, on-line and weekend bi-terms). Applicants with expertise corresponding with our departmental emphases on communication studies and organizational communication at the undergraduate level and applied organizational communication and health communication at the graduate level are encouraged to apply. 

Requirements: Ph.D. in Communication by time of appointment, high quality teaching, and a focused research agenda.  

The Department of Communication offers two undergraduate majors: Communication Studies and Corporate and Organizational Communication and one Master’s of Arts degree in Organizational Communication. The department maintains a large undergraduate student population and works to engage students through chapters of Lambda Pi Eta, IABC, and Communication Ambassadors, a student service organization.  The graduate program is designed to meet the needs of traditional and nontraditional students and includes online certificates in Communicating in Healthcare and Communicating in Organizations.  For more information, please visit our website at http://www.wku.edu/Communication

Founded in 1906, WKU is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city with a population of 60,600, situated approximately 110 miles south of Louisville and 65 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee.  The university currently enrolls 17,176 undergraduate and 2,665 graduate students.  WKU places a premium on teaching and student learning. Its faculty is engaged in creative activity and diverse scholarship, including basic and applied research designed to expand knowledge, improve instruction, increase learning, and provide optimum service to the state and nation. WKU provides comprehensive support for grant-funded research. 

For consideration, please submit electronically a letter of application, transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work, a C.V., and three (3) current letters of recommendation to: 

Dr. Holly Payne, Chair, Communication Search

Department of Communication

130 Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center

Western Kentucky University

1906 College Heights Blvd. #21029

Bowling Green, KY 42101-1029

(270) 745-3296

Email: communication@wku.edu

Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal  Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.


Assistant Professor in Communication Studies - Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Communication Studies to begin August 2015. The candidate hired for this position will be responsible for designing an innovative Introduction to Rhetorical Theory course. Additional qualifications include the ability to teach at least two of the following courses: Persuasion, Communication Ethics, Public Speaking, and Environmental Communication.

Duties also include maintaining a program of scholarly activity, offering courses in area of specialty, advising students, participating in departmental, university, and professional service, and potential online instruction. The ideal candidate will demonstrate dedication to excellence in undergraduate teaching. A Ph.D. in a communication or related field is preferred and is required for tenure track appointment. Review of complete applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply send via e-mail a single PDF file containing a letter of application, vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, sample of scholarship, recent teaching evaluations, and a list of at least three references including address, email, and telephone number to Scott Welsh, Communication Studies Search Committee Chair, at welshsm@appstate.edu. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Scott Welsh at welshsm@appstate.edu or 828-262-7430. 

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina system. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the university has approximately 17,000 students, primarily in bachelor’s and master’s programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Additional information about the Department of Communication and the university is located at www.appstate.edu and www.asucom.appstate.edu/.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, Appalachian State University strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and members of other underrepresented groups. Although the State of North Carolina does not offer health insurance benefits for domestic partners, Appalachian State University is a welcoming community for people in same-sex or opposite-sex unions. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.


Department: Communication and Mass Media 

Salary: Commensurate 

Job Summary: The Department of Communication & Mass Media seeks a dynamic, collegial and collaborative department chair who will enable us to continue to build excellent undergraduate and graduate programs. The ideal candidate will be dedicated, visionary, and possess the leadership skills necessary to help guide our growing department in an ever-changing field with 14 full-time faculty and about 250 undergraduate majors.

The department chair normally assumes a 2/2 teaching load in the long semesters and 1 course for each of two summer sessions at the graduate or undergraduate level. 

Duties: The chair, in cooperation with the faculty, is responsible for supervising activities of the department, scheduling classes, assisting in faculty evaluations, preparing budget requests, initiating appointment recommendations, developing the curriculum, and supervising assessment activities. The successful applicant will be committed to open and active communication with colleagues, possess strong organizational skills, and understand that one of his or her primary duties will be to ensure that faculty have the resources needed to excel in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Candidates should be dedicated to excellence in teaching, with a strong commitment to high professional standards, both inside and outside the classroom.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: We seek a colleague with the scholarly credentials and publication record that would qualify him or her for a tenurable rank position at the associate or full professor rank. Previous administrative experience will be given greater consideration.        

Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctorate in Communication or Mass Communications or closely related field and have an outstanding record of teaching and research.

Preferred Qualifications:

Required Applicant Documents: Resume,  Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae

Posting Date:     10-21-2013 

Special Instructions to Applicants:            Please include a statement of philosophy of leadership. 

Closing Date:      Open Until Filled

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