One Assistant Professor Position and One Associate Professor Position in Speech Communication at University of Waterloo
The Department of Drama and Speech Communication at the University of Waterloo invites applications for one Assistant Professor position and one Associate Professor position in Speech Communication. Based in a liberal arts faculty in a research intensive university, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 150 majors and offers eight different degree programs, including three and four year regular and honours programs, an Arts and Business degree plan, and a minor. The program offers courses in four primary areas: Interpersonal/Organizational Communication; Intercultural Communication; Performance Studies; and Public and Digital Communication. The formal relationships between Speech Communication and other programs (especially Digital Arts Communication and Drama) provide regular opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations in teaching, research, and creative work.
The successful candidates will have a strong research profile as well as demonstrated teaching experience. Strong applicants for the Assistant Professor position will have a PhD in hand or be ABD with dissertation near completion. Successful candidates will bring a specialization in one or more of the four programmatic areas articulated in the previous paragraph; as well as an expertise (Associate Professor applicants) or demonstrated interest (Assistant Professor applicants) in communication education (in areas such as, for example, course design, liberal arts education, assessment, technology, and/or critical pedagogy). Additional areas of focus related to communication studies may include intercultural communication, gender and sexuality, communication theory, and cultural/critical studies. Those hired into these positions will teach courses in the Speech Communication program and perform service within the Speech Communication program and in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication; and will contribute to the design and delivery of Speech Communication courses for students outside of the Faculty of Arts. A demonstrated pedagogical commitment to theoretically-informed practice, student-centered learning, and engagement of broad public concerns is desirable. Expertise in qualitative and/or creative work is welcome. Duties include research, teaching, and academic service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities. These appointments will remain open until a suitable candidate has been hired. Send letters of application, complete CV, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Jennifer S. Simpson, Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1. Appointments begin July 1, 2014. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2014.