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Assistant Professor, Communication Studies (Tenure Track)

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Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 12, 2018. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Address application documents to Dr. Stephen Pullum, Search Committee chair.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor, Communication Studies (Tenure Track)
Department Communication Studies - 32241
Vacancy Number 16F-172
Position Number 6270
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Summary of Position

The Department of Communication Studies at The University of North Carolina, Wilmington, invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in Communication Studies to begin August 2018.

Minimum Requirements

Ph. D. in Communication required. ABDs strongly considered if Ph.D is completed by August 1, 2018. Candidates must demonstrate a passion for undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentoring, service to the community and the university, and strong potential for research. Teaching load is three courses per semester. Summer teaching is optional.

Preferred Qualifications

We seek a versatile teacher/scholar who would enjoy teaching courses in several of the following areas: Visual and/or Digital Rhetoric, Sport and Culture, Senior Capstone, Interpersonal Communication, Research Methods, Intercultural or Interracial Communication, Communication Theory, and Rhetorical Theory. Willingness to teach some offerings online a plus. A commitment to investigating the complexity of cultural identity in teaching and research is desired.

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. We are 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, supportive, diverse and inclusive 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 16,500 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 March 12, 2018. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Address application documents to Dr. Stephen Pullum, Search Committee chair.

Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 02/01/2018
Priority Consideration Date 03/12/2018
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. Stephen Pullum

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

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