Aquinas College invites applications for a tenure-track position starting August 2015 as an Assistant/ Associate Professor of Communication.
Our faculty members are responsible for delivering quality, student-centered, hands-on, active instruction in order to prepare students for success. We are looking for a dynamic, caring professional dedicated to teaching excellence and professional scholarship. Teaching load is 12 hours per semester. Related responsibilities include maintaining office hours, advising students, and participating in departmental and college-wide activities. Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. or be ABD with completion scheduled by the time of appointment.
The faculty member will have primary responsibility for teaching Intercultural Communication and, on a rotational basis, a newly designed Applied Statistics for the Social Sciences course. If desired, the candidate may elect to teach Humanities and/or a First-Year Experience course within the General Education Core. There are also opportunities to teach within our departmental standard core in courses such as Introduction to Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, Small Group Communication, etc. Additional opportunities to teach in an area of specialization that may relate to Communication and Social Justice, Health Communication, Leadership, Political Communication, or Public Relations and Advertising may be negotiated.
Aquinas College, an inclusive educational community in the Catholic Dominican Tradition, provides a liberal arts education with a global perspective to 2,200 traditional age and adult students. Within this liberal arts tradition, there is an emphasis on career preparation, community service, and fostering a just and sustainable global community. While Aquinas is primarily an undergraduate institution, masters degrees are offered in management, sustainability and education. The College’s location in Grand Rapids allows the benefit of living in Michigan’s second largest city, with almost one million people in the metropolitan area. The 107 acre wooded campus provides a retreat for faculty, students, and neighbors.
Potential candidates attending NCA may schedule an interview at the conference through the Job Fair Booth. We will also hold additional interviews on Thursday by appointment. Questions about the position or arrangement of an interview at NCA should be directed to Dr. Penny Avery, Communication Department Chairperson. To apply, submit a cover letter addressing your teaching philosophy and how you see yourself contributing to the Aquinas College mission statement, a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and a list of references to Lori Orlowski, Executive Assistant to the Provost. Deadline: December 1, 2014.