Assistant Professor of Intercultural/International Communication
Coastal Carolina University
The Department of Communication, Languages and Cultures at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor for Intercultural/International Communication.
A Ph.D. in Communication, Anthropology, or Language with teaching experience and coursework in intercultural/international is required. Preference will be given to applicants who are qualified to teach (have 18 credit hours) in one of the Department’s areas of language instruction: German, French or Italian. A record that indicates the potential for scholarly productivity and success, and demonstrated interest in institutional service is required. Candidates should ideally possess instructional/research interests and competencies in key areas that could include cross-cultural communication, acculturation, language and culture, semiotics or sociolinguistics. Additional languages and/or cultural proficiencies may be considered. The successful candidate will work with members of the Department to strategically develop courses in intercultural/international communication. Teaching assignments may include evening/weekend courses. The appointment will be effective either January 9, 2015 or August 16, 2015 depending on availability of the candidate.
The Department of Communication, Languages and Cultures is one of Coastal Carolina University’s newest departments serving approximately 600 majors. The Department offers programs and courses in Communication Studies, Health Communication, Interactive Journalism and Media, Public Relations/Integrated Communication, Spanish, French, Italian, and German. Our faculty is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and the integration of ideas, technologies, and developments within the discipline. The department provides students with the skills and knowledge to compete in an increasingly global workforce, to facilitate understanding of effective communication practices in varied contexts, and to foster cultural awareness and appreciation of diverse communities within the US and abroad.
Coastal Carolina University is a public mid-size, comprehensive liberal arts-oriented institution. Coastal Carolina University is located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort of Myrtle Beach, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation. The University has an enrollment of 9,000 students and will have continued growth for the next several years. Coastal Carolina University is part of the South Carolina system of public education and has close ties with its founders, the Horry County Higher Education Commission.
Candidates should submit a letter of application (outlining interest in the position, qualifications, and approach to teaching and learning), a current CV, a list of three references, and transcripts of all graduate work (copies are acceptable at this time) electronically. Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA employer. Screening of candidates will begin immediately. Applications should be received by October 15, 2014.