86th Annual Convention

April 6-10, 2016

Hyatt Regency


87th Annual Convention

April 5-9, 2017

Hyatt Regency

Greenville, SC

88th Annual Convention

April 4-8, 2018

Sheraton Downtown

Nashville, TN

Position Announcements

Appalachian State University 

Appalachian State University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Communication Studies to begin August 2016. Candidates with extensive experience and a Master’s Degree may be considered at the rank of Lecturer. The candidate hired for this position will be responsible for coordinating on-campus public forums, discussions, and speech competitions. Special consideration will be given to applicants with an innovative vision for the place of public speaking within the liberal arts.

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 teaching in the online undergraduate degree programs and the graduate certificate program. A terminal degree in Communication or a related field is required for tenure-track appointment. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Review of complete applications will begin October 14 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, e-mail a single PDF file containing a letter of application, vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, sample of scholarship, recent teaching evaluations, separate teaching philosophy, 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. In lieu of letters of recommendation, references will be called. 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 18,000 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.  The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. 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.




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