WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
Potter College of Arts and Letters
The Department of Communication at Western Kentucky University (WKU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of intercultural communication. This position is a nine-month appointment beginning August 2012.
We seek a teacher-scholar with a strong research and teaching background in intercultural communication across a variety of contexts with specific focus on globalization, multicultural work environments, and co-cultural diversity. The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate as well as graduate levels commensurate with the candidate’s strengths and the department’s needs with creative instructional techniques and formats (traditional, on-line, interactive television and weekend bi-term arrangements). Applicants with expertise corresponding with our departmental emphases on communication studies and organizational communication at the undergraduate level and applied organizational communication at the graduate level are encouraged to apply.
Requirements: Ph.D. in Communication by time of appointment (ABD will be considered), evidence of teaching quality, and a focused research agenda.
Founded in 1906, WKU is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city with a population of 50,000, situated approximately 110 miles south of Louisville and 65 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee. The university, under the vision to be a Leading American University with International Reach, currently enrolls 17,982 undergraduate and 3,066 graduate students. WKU places a premium on teaching and student learning. Its faculty is engaged in creative activity and diverse scholarship, including basic and applied research designed to expand knowledge, improve instruction, increase learning, and provide optimum service to the state and nation. WKU has broad student and faculty participation in Study Abroad programs.
The Department of Communication offers two undergraduate majors: Communication Studies and Corporate and Organizational Communication and one Master’s of Arts degree in Organizational Communication. The department maintains a large undergraduate student population and works to engage students through chapters of Lambda Pi Eta, IABC, and Communication Ambassadors, a student service organization. The graduate program is designed to meet the needs of traditional and nontraditional students. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.wku.edu/Communication.
For consideration, please submit electronically a letter of application, transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work, a C.V., and three (3) current letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Kumi Ishii, Chair, Communication Search
Department of Communication
130 Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #21029
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1029