International College at Beijing – Assoc Chair

The University of Colorado Denver (UCD) Department of Communication invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Instructor and Associate Chair position at the International College at Beijing (ICB). The job will commence in September, 2011. This is a one-year, at will appointment, but multi-year renewals are possible.

Located in the Haidian District of Beijing (China’s silicon alley), ICB is an international partnership between the China Agricultural University (CAU) and the University of Colorado Denver that offers complete undergraduate programs in Economics and Communication. All courses are administered and taught in English by UCD faculty. Some students receive a degree from UCD alone, while some students receive degrees from both UCD and CAU.

The teaching load is 3-4 courses each semester. The courses to be taught will be determined, as much as possible, by the expertise of the individual hired and could include Fundamentals of Mass Communication, Mass Communication and Society, Interpersonal Communication, Television Production, Persuasion, Communication and Diversity, and others. The Program Chair will also be responsible for administering the Communication program in Beijing, including course scheduling, student relations, serving as liaison with our CAU partners and our Denver campus, making an annual newsletter, and other daily management duties.

Base pay is $53,000 for the year. Instructors also receive one or two round-trips a year between China and the United States, international health insurance, and subsidized housing.

The fall semester begins in mid-September, and the spring semester begins in mid-February.

The successful applicant will possess a Ph.D. in Communication, experience teaching in an international setting, and a personal and scholarly interest in diverse cultures. Fluency in Mandarin is required. Managerial experience will be an important asset for the successful candidate.

Interested applicants must apply through using posting number 813269 or at: Submit a vita, cover letter, sample syllabi for courses taught in the past, and a list of at least three references. The successful candidate’s cover letter will include programmatic plans for leading the Communication Department’s efforts at ICB. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact either Dr. Stephen Hartnett (

) or Dr. Sonja Foss (

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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