The Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University seeks an assistant professor who specializes in public deliberation and/or community engagement, with secondary research interests in related areas such as rhetoric and civic engagement, small group decision making, conflict management, dialogue, or environmental discourse. An entry-level, tenure-track, nine-month appointment starts August 15, 2012. Applicants should submit complete applications by April 1 for full consideration, although applications will be considered until the position is filled.
The Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University currently numbers over 600 undergraduate majors and 22 Master’s candidates and houses the Colorado State University Center for Public Deliberation, which serves as an impartial resource for the northern Colorado area and is dedicated to building local capacity for improved public communication and community problem-solving. 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.
1. Teach and possibly expand course offerings in public deliberation and other areas of specialization such as rhetoric and civic engagement, small group decision making, conflict management, dialogue, or environmental discourse.
2. Work in affiliation with the Center for Public Deliberation, serving as the associate director. Duties include training students to be facilitators, working as a nonpartisan resource for local governments and community organizations, designing processes and public events, and analyzing and reporting on those events.
3. Conduct grant-funded research and publish in areas of specialty.
4. Work collegially with a faculty representing the broad scope of communication.
5. Advise undergraduate majors in Communication Studies and serve on MA thesis committees.
6. Assume other duties normally expected of full-time faculty members at a major research institution.
1. Credentials and experience in Communication Studies.
2. Specialty in public deliberation and/or community engagement, defined broadly.
3. ABD; PhD required for appointment as assistant professor.
1. Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.
2. Demonstrated potential for excellence in grant-funded research and publication.
3. Practitioner experience.
4. Ph.D. in hand.
5. Ability to function collegially on a faculty committed to the rhetorical basis of the discipline.
6. A commitment to the liberal arts.
Please note: Once the Search Committee has identified semi-finalists, Department faculty will have access to these candidates’ files, including letters of recommendation.
1. Submit a letter of application and detailed curriculum vita.
2. Provide for the submission of three letters of recommendation.
3. Provide for the submission of official M.A. and Ph.D. transcripts.
4. Provide a 1- to 2-page statement of your teaching philosophy and research program.
5. Additional items, such as copies of publications and evidence of teaching effectiveness, may be requested later.
Public Deliberation Committee Chair Telephone: 970-491-6858
Department of Communication Studies FAX: 970-491-2160
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1783
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