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Assistant Professor - Communication Studies

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Priority Consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor - Communication Studies
Department Communication Studies - 32241
Vacancy Number 16F-151
Position Number 6871
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in communication studies to begin August 2018

Minimum Requirements

A Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric or related field in hand by the time of appointment and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research are required. ABDs will be considered; however, terminal degree must be granted prior to August 2018.

Preferred Qualifications

We are seeking to hire a specialist in the area of integrated marketing communication (IMC). The ideal candidate has experience in the field of IMC, marketing, PR, advertising, or closely related areas. We are preparing to launch an online M.A. in Integrated Marketing Communication and our B.A. in Communication Studies offers a suite of IMC courses. The ideal candidate will have interest in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level and have strong interest and experience in online teaching.

Candidates must be able to teach or create theoretically informed, project-based courses. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to an understanding of integrated marketing communication as rhetorical and persuasive communication; while candidates who specialize in the area of public relations, advertising, strategic communication, and graphic design will be considered, this position is expected to contribute to the teaching and research of IMC at the undergraduate and master’s level.

The ideal candidate will have interest in one or more of the following areas: IMC and communication ethics, IMC and issues of diversity and inclusion, IMC and visual rhetoric, or IMC and communication design thinking and principles.

The candidate must be willing to teach online at the undergraduate and master’s level; candidates are strongly encouraged to include examples that speak to their level of experience in online pedagogy in their applications.

Through a partnership with Adobe, all UNCW students have access to Adobe Creative Cloud, and we use this resource as a valuable pedagogy tool. The ideal candidate would have experience using and teaching Adobe CC applications and speak to novel integration of Adobe CC as a way to activate learning outcomes in IMC courses.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Communication Studies has a commitment to praxis and applied learning in line with the UNCW Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) of applied learning. We value excellent teaching and quality research and engagement with the department, university and discipline through thoughtful service. The Department hosts a biennial IMC Conference that allows for significant engagement with scholars in the field. The Department of Communication Studies is methodologically diverse; we embrace the breadth of the study of communication and our discipline’s social science and humanities roots. We seek candidates interested in being part of a department that works to foster and cultivate sustained excellence through a collaborative and supportive environment.

College/School Information

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions

Priority Consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 11/01/2017
Priority Consideration Date 12/01/2017
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Dr Jeanne Persuit -Search Committee Chair

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of 3 Professional References
  4. Sample Research Paper
  5. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

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