The Human Communication Program in the Department of Human Communication and Theatre at Trinity University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Human Communication beginning fall semester, 2012. We seek a colleague with a background in the social-scientific approach to communication. Requirements include teaching three courses each semester. The department seeks a candidate with a strong background and interest in teaching quantitative research methods and who specializes in relational communication (communication areas such as, listed alphabetically, conflict, community, family, gender, health, intercultural, interracial, international, interpersonal communication, persuasion, and other relevant areas). Expectations include a strong commitment to teaching and advising undergraduate majors and non-majors; to publishing important research; and to providing service to the department, university, and profession. Applicants should have a PhD in communication completed by August 2012, and a strong record of, or potential for, outstanding teaching, research, and service. Salary is competitive.
Trinity University www.trinity.edu is an independent, primarily residential university, founded in 1869. Our selective admissions generate a challenging and eager student body of approximately 2,500 undergraduates, including students from all over the United States and a relatively high percentage of students from foreign countries. Trinity primarily offers a liberal arts and sciences education, with a few selected professional programs. The department prepares students for a variety of professional opportunities as well as post-graduate education. The close interdisciplinary connections formed at the university present many opportunities for students and faculty. We seek a colleague who is interested in teaching small classes, guiding students to conduct original research, building the major, and in developing close academic relations with undergraduates.
Applicants should provide a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s experience and interests in the areas of teaching, research, and service described above. Please include a curriculum vitae and have official transcripts and three recent letters of recommendation sent. Applicants are encouraged to provide evidence of teaching, research, and service excellence. Send materials to Dr. Andrew C. Hansen, Chair, Department of Human Communication and Theatre, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212. Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until December 1. The University is an equal opportunity employer.