Two new Tenure-Track positions at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg University is located in a picturesque small town in beautiful north central Pennsylvania approximately 50 miles southwest of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and 30 miles west of the Pocono Mountains. It boasts excellent public schools with an affordable cost-of-living and abundant lifestyle opportunities. New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore/Washington D.C. metro centers are within a few hours’ drive. The University is recognized as an outstanding educational institution, having been ranked as one of the “10 Best Public Colleges and Universities in the Northeast” by the U.S. News and World Report. There are 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in four colleges: Business, Education, Liberal Arts, and Science and Technology.
The Department of Communication Studies seeks outstanding applicants who will complement the current faculty, for two tenure-track positions:
Position 1 (AA # 25-3-266) seeking applicants with teaching and research interests in Intercultural Communication, and can contribute to the department and university commitment to Global and Multicultural Education. An interest in International Communication Processes, Training, Global Communication Strategies, Intergroup Relations, Sexual Identity, LBGTQ Studies and/or Gender Communication would be of added value.
Position 2 (AA # 25-3-267) seeking applicants with teaching and research interests in Leadership and Strategic Communication, who can contribute to the department and university commitment to developing campus leadership and Civic Engagement and one or more of the following areas: Small Group Communication, Leadership and Team Building, Persuasion, Computer Applications for Professional Communicators, Corporate Communication, Training, Interviewing, and/or Business and Professional Communication. The successful applicants for both positions will teach Public Speaking and/or Interpersonal Communication as part of their regular load as well as other courses as the department needs, and will be encouraged to develop additional special topics courses in their area.
Candidates will demonstrate ongoing excellence in teaching/student advisement, research and service. Voluntary summer and winter term contracts may be available. Instructional delivery opportunities available for faculty include developing online and off campus courses. Teaching load is a “four/four.”
Earned Ph.D. or doctorate in Communication Studies or related field from an accredited institution with a strong academic background is required by August 22, 2014. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations preferred. Finalist(s) for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process and/or teaching demonstration, as judged by the department faculty. Recommendation for hiring is needed from a majority of the regular, full-time faculty within the area or department conducting the search.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT
Beginning Fall 2014
Commensurate with experience.
Application materials may be sent electronically in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org, or as hard copies to James E. Tomlinson, Ph.D., Chair – Search and Screen Committee, Department of Communication Studies, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania of Pa., 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301. Applicants must provide a letter of application, vitae, evidence of effective teaching, a one page statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three professional letters of recommendation. Completing this search is contingent on available funding. Prior to final offer of employment the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including but not limited to employment verification, educational, and other credential verifications and criminal background check.
For full consideration, applications should be received by March 3, 2014 at which time review of applications will begin. Positions will remain open until filled.
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is committed to equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.