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Position Announcements

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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