U North Dakota Job Ad: International/Intercultural

Communication Program, Assistant Professor, position #00016076

Position Description:
The Communication Program of the University of North Dakota seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with theoretical and practical foundations in International/Intercultural Communication. The completed PhD is required by start date of 08/16/17. This position is contingent on the availability of funding. The Communication Program provides instruction for large segments of the University’s undergraduate students through the Essential Studies system. We are the largest B.A. in the College with over 400 undergraduate majors, as well as a PhD Program in International/Intercultural Communication. Teaching is expected at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and a leadership role in international aspects of the Program are expected as a service component. Progress towards a robust research program is expected of all tenure-track faculty members, including consistent peer-reviewed scholarly journal publication and proposals for internal/external funding. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Qualified applicants must have an earned doctorate in an appropriate field (required by start date of 08/16/17).
Additional qualifications include the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate coursework, to effectively utilize required technology necessary for the position, to conduct research and publish scholarly work according to Communication Program tenure and promotion requirements, to provide service to the Program and the University through committee and other work, and the ability to travel to academic conferences and symposia to present research findings.

Additional Desirable Qualifications:
Successful candidates should possess a high degree of creativity, problem solving and interpersonal communication skills. A familiarity with distance education technology and an interest in teaching with advanced technology is recommended. The willingness to pursue professional development and complete scholarly activities is required. We seek candidates with the ability to develop a robust research agenda, to develop and implement innovative and pedagogically-sound teaching, and those with the ability to interact with departmental and university faculty in a highly professional and collegial manner.

Program Description:
The Communication Program at the University of North Dakota is a unique, multi-disciplinary program offering an undergraduate degree and minor as well as graduate programs. Over 400 undergraduate communication students have an opportunity to study closely with faculty across the broad range of communication areas and to prepare themselves for both careers and citizenship. In addition, students can be active in campus and community life through numerous student organizations and opportunities available through the classroom. The Communication Program offers a Bachelors of Arts in Communication with tracks in Strategic Communication and Digital Journalism, a Bachelors of Arts Online Program, and a Doctoral Degree in Communication with a focus on International/Intercultural Communication.

The University of North Dakota is a comprehensive research university located in Grand Forks, a city on the Red River of the North, which separates North Dakota and Minnesota. Grand Forks is a community known for excellent schools that are consistently ranked among the best in the nation. Grand Forks offers an outstanding quality of life because of its vibrant economy and wealth of community and cultural amenities. The successful candidate will enjoy excellent employee benefits and a supportive work environment. Salaries are competitive.

Interested applicants should submit a letter detailing the specific interest in this position and highlighting relevant experience, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three references to Timothy J. Pasch, Ph.D; Chair, Communication Program, Merrifield Hall Room 218, 276 Centennial Drive Stop 7209, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8380; or electronically as a single PDF file to timothy.pasch[at]email.und.edu Applications must be received by 01/31/2017, with full consideration given to applications received before 12/15/2016. This position is subject to a criminal history record check.

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on this form. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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

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