Assistant Professor of Communication Studies:
Organizational Communication and Collaboration
The University of Portland Communication Studies Department seeks a tenure-line colleague at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2014, with established expertise in organizational communication and collaboration. Strongest applicants will be skilled in qualitative/interpretive methods and will be expert in teaching undergraduate and Masters-level courses in organizational communication theory and practice, qualitative/interpretive research methods, and collaborative leadership in small groups. Additional teaching expertise welcome in subjects such as grant writing, strategic communication, public speaking, interpersonal communication, and digital and social media. Successful candidates must show evidence of excellence in collegiate teaching, sound programmatic scholarship, and a record of working closely and well with students and peers. The normal teaching load is 3:3, with additional responsibilities. The Ph.D. is required by July, 2014, and regular peer-reviewed organizational communication research presentation and publication are expected. The position also involves advising student majors, as well as service to the department and University. It also offers opportunities to facilitate a co-curricular group dedicated to fostering civil discourse through public dialogue and deliberation, and to teach multidisciplinary graduate courses in collaborative communication.
To ensure full consideration, prior to Sept. 30, 2013 candidates should email the following PDFs: an application letter addressing this position’s selection criteria, a current vita, samples of refereed scholarship, recent (student and peer) collegiate teaching evaluations, graduate school transcripts, and a page listing the names and contact information for three qualified references . Send these materials to CST Search Committee Chair Dr. Elayne Shapiro at shapiro AT up.edu. Official graduate transcripts and letters of reference will be sought later from finalists for this position. When asked for them, please mail those later documents in hard copy to:
Dr. Elayne Shapiro, Search Committee Chair
CST Dept., University of Portland MSC #59
5000 Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203
Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university of 4000 students with a mission of teaching, faith, and service. UP is an equal opportunity employer striving to support people at all levels who will support enhance our educational mission and purpose. A comprehensive background check will be required before final hiring procedures are completed. Portland itself is a progressive city with a vibrant culture and easy access to nearby rivers, ocean, and mountain wilderness – a great place to live and work.