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Assistant Professor, Intercultural Communication

The Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University seeks an entry-level assistant professor who specializes in Intercultural Communication.  We welcome applications from scholars who use quantitative and qualitative methods of communication scholarship.  This is an entry-level, tenure-track, nine-month appointment which starts August 16, 2013. Applicants should submit complete applications by October 15, 2012 for full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University currently numbers over 600 undergraduate majors and 24 Master’s candidates and houses the Colorado State University Center for Public Deliberation. With the overall growth in the major and in the university, there has also been growth in diversity and multiculturalism. Candidates who can advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism through research, teaching, and outreach are encouraged to apply.

Duties include:
1.      Teach courses in intercultural communication, co-cultural communication, conflict,
communication theory, and research methods.
2.      Conduct research and publish in areas of specialty.
3.      Work collegially with a faculty who represent the broad scope of communication.
4.      Advise undergraduate majors in Communication Studies and serve on MA thesis
5.      Assume other duties normally expected of full-time faculty members at a major research

Required Qualifications
1.      Credentials and experience in Communication Studies.
2.      Specialty in intercultural communication.
3.      ABD; PhD required for appointment as assistant professor.

Preferred Qualifications:
1.      Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.
2.      Demonstrated potential for excellence in research and publication.
3.      Use of quantitative and qualitative methods of communication scholarship.
4.      Ph.D. in hand.
5.      Ability to function collegially on a faculty committed to the rhetorical basis of the
6.      A commitment to the liberal arts.

Please note: Once the Search Committee has identified semi-finalists, Department faculty will  have access to those candidates’ files, including letters of recommendation.

1.      Submit a letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae.
2.      Submit a list of relevant MA & PhD courses taken and course instructor name.
3.      Provide a 1 to 2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and research program.
4.      Provide for the submission of three letters of recommendation.
5.      Provide for the submission of official M.A. and Ph.D. transcripts.
6.      Additional items, such as copies of publications and evidence of teaching effectiveness,
may be requested later.

Intercultural Communication Search Committee Chair              Telephone: 970-491-6858
Department of Communication Studies                             FAX: 970-491-2160
Colorado State University                                               email:
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1783

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