Central College Job Ad: Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, Peace Communication

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies (Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, and/or Peace Communication)
Central College (Iowa)

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, tenure-line appointment beginning August 2017.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates should have a PhD (ABD may apply) in Communication Studies or relevant field and some evidence of scholarly productivity.

POSITION:  Candidates should be committed to undergraduate teaching and have an understanding of and appreciation for the liberal arts environment.  Responsibilities for this position include teaching introduction to communication theory and a presentation course in addition to developing and teaching upper level courses in conflict resolution, negotiation and/or peace studies.  Applicants should be able to teach in these areas of communication as they apply to at least two of the following: interpersonal, intergroup, intercultural, organizational, community, national, and/or international contexts.  Specific foci may include, but are not limited to, negotiation, mediation, peace communication, conflict/dispute resolution, and/or multicultural or international dialogue.  The successful candidate will be expected to participate in curriculum development and be able to teach the College’s first-year or senior-year interdisciplinary seminar. In addition to teaching, all faculty at Central College are expected to participate in the life of the college and to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to professional development.

The Communication Studies Department provides students with a broad-based exposure to the process of creating messages, meaning and relationships in a broad array of contexts. In an effort to cultivate critical thinking, clear writing, articulate speaking and proficiency with technology, our students study communication within a variety of contexts, particularly those related to media citizenship, civic responsibility, professional engagement, and personal relationships. Through a combination of theoretical grounding and applied experience, we prepare our majors for a range of careers, enable them to participate productively in a democratic culture, and instill in them a desire for life-long learning.  This position represents a new area of emphasis for the department and one which affirms Central’s commitment to this interdisciplinary focus area.  The faculty in the department and across the Central campus interact in an academically stimulating and congenial environment with a focus on student success.   100% of communication studies majors complete at least one internship and 66% participate in one of Central’s off-campus domestic or international semester programs.

Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the Iowa Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just two minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa’s largest lake.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To apply for this position please visit www.central.edu/jobseekers/.  Review of applications will commence January 30, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Candidates recommended for employment are subject to a background investigation.  Please submit the following materials online:
1.a letter of application relating your qualifications to the position.  Please discuss your interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal arts college
2.a curriculum vita
3.copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
4.a one-page statement of teaching philosophy
Three confidential letters of reference addressing the candidate’s qualifications and official transcripts can be sent electronically to centraldean@central.edu or mailed to:  Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219.
Central College is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to creating a diverse community. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Central College is a drug/tobacco free workplace.  Academic positions at Central College use E-verify.

U Northern Iowa Job Ad: Intercultural Communication

Assistant Professor of Communication at University of Northern Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa seeks applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Communication Studies starting August 2017. Responsibilities include a 3/3 teaching load (nine credit hours per semester) of classes in Communication Studies with opportunities to teach graduate courses, direct M.A. theses/research projects, and mentor students in co-curricular activities and creative work.

The successful candidate is expected to participate in curriculum development as well as department and university governance; demonstrate effective classroom teaching; pursue individual scholarly/creative activity; and engage in professional service.

Ph.D. in Communication Studies or related field required. ABDs with evidence of degree completion by August 2017 considered. Experience teaching and/or academic training in relational communication and/or intercultural communication, as well as demonstrated ability to teach communication theory and research methods, required. Evidence of teaching excellence at the college/university level, an established or promising research agenda, and excellent written and oral communication skills also required. Preference will be given to applicants with graduate level coursework in Communication Studies and demonstrated collaborative communication.

The successful candidate will join an active intellectual community with faculty from diverse teaching and research/creative backgrounds, including communication, digital media, and public relations.

To apply, visit the campus jobs site. Applications received by December 1, 2016, will receive full consideration. In addition to detailed cover letter indicating fit to the position and CV, candidates should provide transcripts for all earned degrees, an example of creative/scholarly work, evidence of teaching effectiveness including prior teaching assessments, and contact information for three references able to provide letters of recommendation. Pre-employment background checks required. For more information, contact Dr. Tom Hall, search chair, at tom.hall[at]uni.edu,.

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. The University’s attractive size, approximately 12,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been recognized for the past 18 years as one of the “Best Midwest Universities” by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law. UNI is a tobacco-free campus.

Central College (Iowa) Job Ad: Conflict Resolution

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies (Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, and/or Peace Communication) at Central College

Full-time, tenure-line appointment beginning August 2017.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have a PhD (ABD may apply) in Communication Studies or relevant field and some evidence of scholarly productivity.

POSITION: Candidates should be committed to undergraduate teaching and have an understanding of and appreciation for the liberal arts environment. Responsibilities for this position include teaching introduction to communication theory and a presentation course in addition to developing and teaching upper level courses in conflict resolution, negotiation and/or peace communication. Applicants should have research and teaching interests in these areas of communication as they apply to interpersonal, intergroup, organizational, community, national, or international contexts. Specific foci may include, but are not limited to, negotiation, mediation, peace communication, conflict/dispute resolution, and/or multicultural or international dialogue. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in curriculum development and be able to teach the College’s first-year or senior-year interdisciplinary seminar. In addition to teaching, all
faculty at Central College are expected to participate in the life of the college and to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to professional development.

The Communication Studies Department provides students with a broad-based exposure to the process of creating messages, meaning and relationships in a broad array of contexts. In an effort to cultivate critical thinking, clear writing, articulate speaking and proficiency
with technology, our students study communication within a variety of contexts, particularly those related to media citizenship, civic responsibility, professional engagement, and personal relationships. Through a combination of theoretical grounding and applied experience, we prepare our majors for a range of careers, enable them to participate
productively in a democratic culture, and instill in them a desire for life-long learning. This position represents a new area of emphasis for the department and one which affirms Central’s commitment to this interdisciplinary focus area. The faculty in the department and across the Central campus interact in an academically stimulating and congenial environment with a focus on student success. 100% of communication studies majors complete at least one internship and 66% participate in one of Central’s off-campus domestic or international semester programs.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To apply for this position please visit www.central.edu/jobseekers/. Review of applications will commence September 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates recommended for employment are subject to a background investigation. Please submit the following materials online:

1. a letter of application relating your qualifications to the position. Please discuss your interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal arts college
2. a curriculum vita
3. copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
4. a one-page statement of teaching philosophy

Three confidential letters of reference addressing the candidate’s qualifications and official transcripts can be sent electronically to centraldean@central.edu or mailed to: Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219.

U Northern Iowa job ad

A tenure-track position as an assistant professor in Communication Studies/Performance Studies at the University of Northern Iowa is available starting August 2013. Responsibilities include a 3/3 teaching load (9 credit hours per semester) of classes in Communication Studies and Performance Studies as described below, and engaging in creative work in our black box theatre. Opportunities exist to teach graduate courses, direct M.A. theses/research projects, and to mentor students in co-curricular activities and creative work. All members of the faculty are expected to participate in curriculum development, as well as department and university governance. In addition, each faculty member is expected to pursue individual scholarly/creative activity and professional service. Ph.D. in Communication Studies or Performance Studies is required. ABDs will be considered with evidence of degree completion by 8/1/2013.

Experience teaching and/or academic training in three or more of the following areas in Performance Studies required: producing/directing/devising ensemble or solo performances with an emphasis on social and/or cultural issues; mediated/electronic performance; performance and social justice; aesthetics; cultural performance; contemporary qualitative research; performance as criticism; performance as building and celebrating community. Experience teaching and/or academic training in two or more of the following areas in Communication Studies also required: Communication Theory; Research Methods; Communication, Community and Change; Language and Communication; Qualitative Methods; Oral History; Health Communication; Intercultural Communication; Gender Communication; Social Movements and Protest. A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching at the college/university level for a minimum of two years; a demonstrated record of scholarship/creative work resulting in conference presentations, public performances and/or publications; and the ability to collaborate in continuing to develop a vision for a nationally recognized and pioneering program in Performance Studies required. Applicants with a graduate level coursework in Communication Studies, an interest in digital technology, demonstrated collaborative communication and leadership skills, and demonstrated written and oral communication skills preferred. The Department encourages applications from persons of color, women, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.  Pre-employment background checks are required. 

Apply here.   Applications received by January 21, 2013 will be given full consideration.  For more information, contact Dr. Jayne Morgan, Interim Head, at jayne.morgan AT uni.edu, or by phone at (319) 273-6118. The University is an equal opportunity employer with a comprehensive plan for affirmative action.

UNI is a smoke-free campus.

U Dubuque job ad

The University of Dubuque invites applications for a full-time faculty position in communication, with an emphasis in intercultural communication, beginning August, 2012.  Preferred qualifications include an earned doctorate in communication, teaching experience, and interest in teaching in the master’s degree program in Organizational Communication and Leadership. Secondary specialization in visual-digital rhetoric, Integrated Communication, or market- or media-related communication is desirable. Primary responsibilities include teaching 24 credit hours per year, advising students, maintaining a scholarship agenda, and participating in the broader life of the University.

The University of Dubuque (UD) was founded in 1852 and maintains its historic ties to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  Since the late 1990s, UD has transformed itself into a mission-driven, learning-centered Christian university serving approximately 1600 traditional undergraduate students and 400 graduate, non-traditional, and seminary students.  Eighty full-time faculty members are committed to serving an undergraduate student population that includes over 25% students of color and over 50% students categorized as first generation and/or low income.  In 2011, Washington Monthly recognized UD’s commitment to its mission by ranking it #13 nationally in the baccalaureate category for contribution to the public good.  A $30 million Performing Arts, Campus, and Worship Center, scheduled to open in 2013, will add to over $100 million in new facilities built since 2000.  More information about the University of Dubuque and its mission can be found at http://www.dbq.ed/UDMissionVisionAction2010.pdf.

Dubuque, Iowa, is a city of 60,000 perched on the bluffs of the Mississippi River.  It serves as the cultural and economic center for 250,000 residents in the Iowa/Wisconsin/Illinois tri-state area. A growing economy, vibrant cultural life, and setting of natural beauty contribute to a high qualify of life.  Dubuque has been named one of America’s greenest cities and one the most livable small cities in America.  More information can be found at http://www.cityofdubuque.org.

To apply, please send the following application materials electronically to HR@dbq.edu.
1) UD application (available online at http://www.dbq.edu/hr/pdf/udemploymentapp.pdf),
2) A letter of introduction summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the position,
3) A current resume/vitae,
4) An official transcript for the highest degree held,
5) A statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and
6) Contact information for three professional references.

Applications will be reviewed as received and accepted until the position is filled. The University of Dubuque is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and persons of color.

job ad – Luther college

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

BEGINNING DATE:  Late August 2012

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. by September 1, 2012 (ABD considered).  The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active scholarly agenda.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Full-time teaching load:  6 courses divided over fall, January and spring terms.  Teaching load will include Introduction to Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Organizational Communication, Communication Theories, electives that complement existing offerings, as well as contributions to the interdisciplinary programs of the college.  Additional duties include advising and committee work.

SALARY: Commensurate with academic qualifications and professional experience.

Luther College, a Phi Beta Kappa institution affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), is committed to fostering cultural diversity in its faculty, staff, and students, and so we welcome applications from the widest range of candidates who meet the qualifications listed above.  Women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.  Excellent teaching is of paramount importance.  Additional information about the college is available by visiting the college website:  www.luther.edu.

Review of applications begins September 15, 2011 and continues until position is filled.  The successful applicant will be required to complete Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.  All correspondence, including letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, syllabi, three letters of recommendation, and official graduate and undergraduate transcripts, should be sent to:

Dr. Kimberly Powell, Chair
Department of Communication Studies
Luther College
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101
Telephone:  319/387-1362
Fax:  319-387-1336
E-mail: powellki@luther.edu