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

Sam Houston State University 

The Department of Communication Studies seeks to fill two (2) tenure-track assistant professor positions in Communication Studies beginning with the Fall semester, 2015.  The prospective candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand or be in the final stages of completion.  The Ph.D. must be completed before the hiring process can be finalized. The candidates’ research and teaching interests should complement those of the present faculty.   Such interests include, but are not limited to, interpersonal communication, computer mediated communication, social media from an interpersonal perspective, organizational communication, family communication, and health communication. The teaching load is three courses per semester including graduate teaching. Experience in online teaching is a positive qualification.


For more information on this position please visit our website at https://shsu.peopleadmin.com.


Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Valdosta State University 

Department of Communication Arts

Position:  Assistant Professor in Organizational Communication

The Department of Communication Arts invites applications for a nine-month, tenure track faculty position beginning Fall 2015. The position will be responsible for teaching courses in organizational communication and one or more core courses including Human Communication (hybrid course) and Public Speaking. Teaching load is four courses per semester. Academic advising, departmental committee assignments, research, and professionally related service are expected. 


Ph.D. in Speech Communication required by appointment date and evidence of a clear research agenda leading to publication and excellent teaching along with strong interpersonal, collaborative, and organizational skills. Professional experience is preferred along with the ability to teach in conflict and crisis communication.  Applicants whose research focuses on the implications of social media for strategic and/or organizational communication and the ability to teach practical applications of social media use in an organizational setting or working in a distributed environment are desired. 


Review of completed applications will begin March 13, 2015, and continue until position is filled. Online applications only are accepted and should be made at https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com/login

For more information on the position contact Dr. Mark Borzi, Department Head, Department of Communication Arts, at mgborzi@valdosta.edu.  For more information on the University visit http://www.valdosta.edu.  For more information on the Department visit http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/arts/communication-arts/welcome.php.

For more information about the community, visit http://www.valdostachamber.com.   


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


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