U Utah Asia Job Ad (South Korea)

Lecturer Position in Communication (non-tenure track) at University of Utah

The University of Utah’s Department of Communication seeks a lecturer for its Utah Asia Campus (UAC) to commence January 1, 2017.  Depending on experience, appointment may be at the assistant, associate, or professor-lecturer level.  The teaching load is 4 courses or sections per semester.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (A.B.D. considered) in communication and experience with US higher education.  Excellent teaching ability is required.  All courses are taught in English.  Housing for US citizens will be provided by the IGC (Incheon Global Campus).

Two programs in communication, strategic communication and journalism, are offered at the UAC.  Strengths in one of these two areas is most desirable, but abilities to teach outside these areas is also desirable.  Core courses at the UAC include Analysis of Argument, Principles of Public Speaking, Introduction to News Writing, Theoretical Perspectives in Communication, Intercultural Communication, Introduction to Media Business & Ethics, Visual Communication, Digital Journalism, Video Production, Principles of Advertising, Cross Cultural Documentary, Communication, Visual Editing, Strategic Communication Theory & Practice, Magazine Writing, Mass Communication Law, PR Cases & Campaigns, and Media Ethics.  Other, more “elective” communication courses are taught as well.

Established in 2014, the UAC has a growing presence in Songdo, South Korea.  A new building, solely for the University of Utah on the Incheon Global Campus, was occupied this year.  Built on reclaimed land, the campus is 30 minutes from Incheon International Airport, a major gateway and transportation hub for East Asia.  Seoul may be reached by bus, subway, or taxi, and is less than an hour away by car.

Formal review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter highlighting teaching experiences and credentials; a CV; a writing sample; evidence of teaching excellence; and a list of three references that includes contact information.  To apply click here.  Questions about the position may be directed to Kent A. Ono, Department Chair and Search Committee Chair, at Kent.Ono[at]Utah.edu.

The Department of Communication is committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365. Full benefits are provided for both same sex and different sex couples. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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