Assistant Professor of Intercultural-Interpersonal Communication
University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position. Candidates will have an expertise in Intercultural Communication and will teach in our Interpersonal Communication emphasis area. Our department is one of the College of Liberal Studies’ largest academic units and continues to grow. Our curriculum is student-centered and emphasizes the importance of undergraduate research; as such, we seek engaging teacher-scholars who can inspire undergraduate students in Communication Studies. UW-La Crosse is the ideal location for individuals who seek to integrate their teaching, scholarship, and service activities. Our department is committed to the creation of an inclusive, supportive climate for all of our members. In our continuous effort toward Inclusive Excellence, we seek collegial faculty members from a wide variety of perspectives and backgrounds who can demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation for diversity.
Candidates must have a PhD by time of appointment (August 28, 2017) in Communication Studies with a specialization in Intercultural Communication. The candidate’s research agenda might include areas of focus such as: intercultural relationship development, intercultural communication competence, social justice and identity, interracial communication, interethnic communication, or intercultural conflict. Candidates from all methodological backgrounds are welcome to apply, though special consideration will be given to candidates whose preferred methods complement our existing faculty expertise (e.g., candidates might specialize in ethnography or quantitative methods). The successful candidate will teach on a full-time, nine-month contract at the university teaching load of four courses per semester. Specific teaching responsibilities will include teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, in our interpersonal communication emphasis area, in our department’s research core, as well as our General Education course. The successful candidate will have at least two years of university- level teaching experience, which can include graduate teaching experience as the instructor of record. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to inclusive excellence and appreciation for diversity in their teaching, scholarship and service.
Application materials include: (a) a letter of application that outlines your qualifications and describes your teaching effectiveness, research agenda, and commitment to inclusivity; (b) a curriculum vitae; (c) a list of three references including each reference’s name, title, employer, complete contact information, and relationship to the applicant; and (d) one document that includes all unofficial transcripts of graduate work. ABDs should also address their progress toward a completed degree by the appointment date. Review of applications will begin February 10, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. If you have questions about this position, please email the Search and Screen Chair, Dr. Nici Ploeger-Lyons (nploeger-lyons AT uwlax.edu).
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required.