Two Tenure Track Assistant Professor Positions at Kent State University
The School of Communication Studies at Kent State University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants for the first position must have a strong program
of research focusing on Health Communication (Position #996999). Applicants with a secondary focus in Global Communication or Organizational Communication are highly desirable. Applicants for the
second position must have a strong program of research focusing on Global Communication (Position #989517). Applicants with a secondary focus in Organizational Communication, Health Communication, or Mediated/Mass Communication are highly desirable. Both tenure-track faculty members will have the opportunity to be involved and teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Communication Studies in their respective areas.
The School is one of four in the College of Communication and Information, led by Dean Amy Reynolds. The School has 16 full-time faculty members at the Kent Campus and administrative support including
marketing, technology, and international program coordinators. The school also has 7 full-time faculty members at Regional Campuses. The School of Communication Studies serves approximately 850 undergraduate majors and 60 graduate students. Academic programs include an undergraduate major with six concentration areas (applied, interpersonal, organizational, health, public/mediated, and global
communication), a social and behavioral science oriented M.A. program, a dual MA/MBA program, and a college-wide Ph.D. program.
Kent State is a comprehensive graduate and undergraduate, residential, Carnegie Doctoral Research Extensive University. It is located in Kent, Ohio, within 45 minutes of Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown. The University is the third largest in Ohio, with an enrollment of about 41,000 students. Kent State University is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching among the nation’s top 74 public high-research universities, and ranked in the coveted first-tier of U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of Best Colleges. Kent State University is identified by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to work for 2015.
We expect an employment start date of August, 2016. The Ph.D. or equivalent is expected by the start of the semester of employment. If the degree is not yet completed, the new hire will be initially at the
level of Instructor, and on a term basis. Applicants should possess excellent publication and teaching credentials commensurate with years of experience. A strong commitment to academic and community service is also desired. Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Kent State University offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners.
A letter of interest, vitae, three letters of recommendation, copies of (or links to) 2-3 representative published articles or chapters, a teaching philosophy, and any other information the candidate deems
relevant should be submitted online. The letter of interest should indicate a primary research interest area and linkages to any of the desired secondary research interest areas.
For more information, please contact Dr. Paul Haridakis, Search Committee Chair. Screening of applicants will begin December 1 and continue until the position is filled.
Kent State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse community. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.