The Department of Communication at the University of Missouri invites applications to fill an Assistant Teaching Professor beginning August 2020.
The person in this position will teach undergraduate communication courses (both online and in-person) and will contribute to department and university service.
We are interested in candidates who would teach Communication Competencies for a Diverse Workplace. We are also interested in candidates who would teach one or more of the following courses: Organizational Advocacy, Theory and Research in Persuasion, Political Communication, and Business and Professional Communication.
We are committed to ethnic, racial, and gender diversity in our faculty and strongly encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in Communication.
We encourage applications from individuals who demonstrate a commitment to increasing diversity and access to higher education for groups underrepresented in Communication and those who can help serve our diverse student population.
We offer a competitive salary, a strong population of engaged undergraduate students, a highly interactive faculty, and a departmental home (Switzler Hall) that is located directly on the quad across from Mizzou's historic columns.
Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field by August 15, 2020.
The following documents/materials are required for the application to be complete:
cover letter, including a description of teaching interests and experiences
a diversity statement addressing contributions to diversity through teaching and service
a philosophy of teaching statement and summary of evidence of teaching effectiveness
names and contact information of three references willing to write a letter if solicited
Use the online application and be prepared to upload your cover letter, CV, diversity statement, teaching philosophy/summary of teaching effectiveness, and list of references (names and contact information for three references should be attached in the "attachments" section of the application section).
Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Benjamin Warner ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services ( email@example.com ) for any questions about the application process.
Review of applications will begin February 15, 2020.
Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, the University of Missouri (MU) has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 280 degree programs and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
The Department of Communication ( communication.missouri.edu ) at the University of Missouri has a long history of leadership in the field of communication. Our faculty are engaged in research, excellent teaching, and community outreach. The department is home to the Disaster and Community Crisis Center ( dcc.missouri.edu ), the Institute of Family Diversity and Communication ( ifdc.missouri.edu ), the Media and Diversity Center ( mdc.missouri.edu ), and the Political Communication Institute ( pci.missouri.edu ).
The Online Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication at Mizzou officially launched in the Fall of 2019. This rapidly growing program currently offers 12 classes and serves a large number of distance students across Mizzou's virtual campus. From transfer students to military families, our online degree fulfills the department's ongoing mission to make quality communication education available to all students.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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