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Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

A complete application comprises the following: - A cover letter summarizing how the applicant’s education and experience match the required qualifications of the position - A current curriculum vitae - Copies of transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress (the successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Provost’s Office by the start date) - Evidence of scholarly work - Three current letters of recommendation (applicant to submit names and email addresses of individuals who will be contacted to upload current letters of reference directly to a confidential website) Applicants may also elect to upload a digital communication project as a work sample, if desired. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the full consideration date to allow time for their references to respond. Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number. Furloughed faculty from other PASSHE universities must indicate their interest in this position by sending a letter of application, along with other appropriate documentation supporting their qualifications, to President John M. Anderson, Ph.D., within 30 calendar days of the December 6, 2017, vacancy notice.

Faculty Posting Details

Position Information

Requisition Number P01537
Department Communication and Theatre
Working Title Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Classification Assistant Professor - 24910

Position Summary Information

Nature of position Tenure-Track

Posting Detail Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Highly regarded for its instructional quality, focus on engaged learning (through undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, living-learning communities and civic and community engagement), and strong commitment to diversity, Millersville University of Pennsylvania (MU) is a learner-focused institution located in historic Lancaster County, known for its excellent schools, vibrant arts community, affordability and proximity to Baltimore, Philadelphia and NYC. MU enrolls about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. We seek individuals who embrace our public mission and value exploration, professionalism, integrity and compassion.

The Department of Communication and Theatre, Millersville University, seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Communication Studies with the ability to teach and engage in scholarly activities in quantitative and/or qualitative and critical approaches to digital communication and networked culture, beginning August 2018.

Actual assignments will depend upon departmental needs, but the candidate should show ability to teach in Communication Studies, with emphasis in quantitative and/or qualitative & critical approaches to studies of digital communication and networked culture. Assignments may include teaching in department core courses: introduction to communication, theories of communication, research methods, and critical-cultural studies, as well as public speaking. Applicants may teach courses in Communication, Culture, and Community; Interpersonal Communication; Small Group Communication; Intercultural Communication; Persuasion; Rhetoric; Health Communication; Organizational Communication; and/or Conflict Resolution. The successful candidate will be asked to participate in developing innovative curriculum in digital communication.

Responsibilities include teaching, advising students, scholarly work and department and university service.

TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Effectively teach students both in assigned courses and outside-the-classroom settings (e.g., student research, service learning, field activities and placements), advise students, and carry out other assigned professional responsibilities in support of student learning and success. The academic-year workload for full-time faculty is 24 workload hours and faculty must hold a minimum of five office hours per week on no fewer than three different days.

Candidates must be willing to teach day, evening and/or weekend classes and conduct classes through multifaceted teaching strategies for face-to-face classroom delivery and/or web-enhanced or web-based formats.

For details, please see: CONTINUING SCHOLARLY GROWTH:

Pursue scholarly growth on an ongoing basis, both within and outside the subject discipline, in the academic profession.

The successful candidate may choose to engage in scholarly/creative activity and make results available for critical peer review. Examples may include but are not limited to: development of experimental programs; delivering papers or presentations at professional association meetings at regional and national levels; regional and national awards; holding office in professional organizations; presentations; participating in panels at regional and national meetings of professional organizations; grants acquisitions; editorship of professional journals; participation in juried shows; program related projects; consulting; research project and publication record; and contributing to the scholarly growth of one’s peers.

For details, please see: SERVICE:

Provide service on an ongoing basis by contributing professionally to department and university governance, the professional community, and/or the community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity.

Examples include but are not limited to: quality of participation of program, department, school, and University committees; APSCUF activity contributing to University governance; development of new courses, programs, colloquia, lectures, and consultations; voluntary membership in profession and community-based organizations reasonably related to the discipline; lectures, consultations, consulting and engaging students in activities with local and area agencies and organizations; support and participate in student organization activities.

For details, please see: OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

May include, but is not limited to: Supervise student interns / co-ops / independent studies / individualized instructions / theses / dissertations. Other reasonable duties assigned within the faculty member’s field of competence.

PERFORMANCE REVIEW / EVALUATIONS:

Please see the CBA, Article 12, Performance Review and Evaluation of Faculty, on (pp. 26-34).

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:

The Department of Communication and Theatre, in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, is comprised of 14 full-time faculty members; 4 support staff and 450 students. The Department of Communication and Theatre offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication. The liberal arts program prescribes a core of coursework in communication theory and research for all students in the major. With that common knowledge base, students choose from four options of study: communication studies, media and broadcasting, public relations, and theatre; as well as multidisciplinary programs in digital journalism and entertainment technology.

Required Qualifications
  • ABD in Communication, Media Studies or Cultural Studies with completion of Ph.D. by time of appointment. Applicants should be well grounded in Communication as a discipline.
  • Applicants should demonstrate ability to teach and engage in scholarly activities in Communication Studies, with emphasis in quantitative and/or qualitative and critical approaches to studies of digital communication and networked culture.
  • Ability to teach:
    o Public speaking
    o Introduction to communication
    o Communication theories
    o Communication research methods or critical-cultural studies
    o Two of the following:
    – Communication, culture, and community
    – Interpersonal communication
    – Small group communication
    – Intercultural communication
    – Persuasion
  • Applicants must demonstrate ability to:
    o Teach courses using various modalities:
    – online, technology-enhanced, face-to-face etc.
    o Develop courses with a digital communication and culture perspective, o Teach diverse student populations
  • Successful interview, teaching demonstration, scholarly presentation, and three successful background checks: Act 34 (Criminal Record Check); Act 114 (FBI Federal Criminal History-Fingerprinting); and Act 151 (Child Abuse History Clearance).
Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD. in Communication, Media Studies or Cultural Studies.
  • Ability to teach:
    o Rhetoric
    o Health Communication
    o Organizational Communication, and/or Conflict Resolution.
  • Ability to participate in interdisciplinary initiatives across departments.
Job Description
Essential Functions

The essential functions and physical demands of the position are outlined in an Essential Functions Identification Form, available at the time of interview or upon request.

Posting Open Date
Full Consideration Date 02/02/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application comprises the following:
- A cover letter summarizing how the applicant’s education and experience match the required qualifications of the position
- A current curriculum vitae
- Copies of transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress (the successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Provost’s Office by the start date)
- Evidence of scholarly work
- Three current letters of recommendation (applicant to submit names and email addresses of individuals who will be contacted to upload current letters of reference directly to a confidential website)

Applicants may also elect to upload a digital communication project as a work sample, if desired.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the full consideration date to allow time for their references to respond.

Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.

Furloughed faculty from other PASSHE universities must indicate their interest in this position by sending a letter of application, along with other appropriate documentation supporting their qualifications, to President John M. Anderson, Ph.D., within 30 calendar days of the December 6, 2017, vacancy notice.

Quicklink for Posting/Requisition http://jobs.millersville.edu/postings/5061

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts 1
  4. List of recent Publication(s), reviews or manuscripts in press
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  2. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  3. DD 214
  4. Work sample

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