Assistant Professor of Communication: Language & Social Interaction
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Beginning Fall 2011
The Communication Department is seeking candidates for a tenure track Assistant Professor to teach courses in Language and Social Interaction (e.g., discourse analysis, ethnography of communication, pragmatics, narrative analysis), with an emphasis in qualitative research on culture, identity, diversity, and/or questions of social justice. The successful candidate will be able to teach 1-2 sections of Communication and the Human Condition, a large lecture course for entry-level undergraduates (majors and non-majors). Additional assignments may include courses in Introduction to the Communication Discipline Parts 1 & 2 (theory and research courses), Communication and Ethnicity (African American or Native American sections needed), Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Communication and Social Movements, or Health Communication, depending upon interests/expertise and department needs.
-Teaching: teaching classes in the undergraduate program, curriculum development, grading, holding regular office hours.
-Research: research and scholarly publication, culminating in refereed journal and conference publications. Book publications and grants are welcomed contributions.
-Service: provide service to the department in support of curriculum, teaching, and service to the university and community. Service includes student advising, serving on departmental and university committees, assisting in departmental and university events. Contribute to the development and improvement of departmental programs and activities. Contributions to community projects and events are also appreciated.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Sensitivity to, or experience in, working with a diverse, multicultural population
-Ability to teach introductory communication courses and upper-level courses in Language and Social Interaction at the college level.
-Ability to engage in appropriate instructor-student relationships and interactions and collegial conduct
-Ability to effectively communicate with students, staff and colleagues both orally and in writing
-Knowledge of computer technology (software programs such as MS Word) and ability to learn and use new software/technologies (e.g. D2L course management software)
-Ph.D. in Communication at the time of appointment. ABD’s considered.
-Coursework, scholarship, and/or teaching experience in language and social interaction, and in one or more of the emphases noted in the position description
-Minimum of one year’s teaching experience at the college level, with evidence of teaching effectiveness.
-Some evidence of course development.
-Experience teaching courses in the areas under “additional assignments” in the position description.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
UW-Parkside is committed to academic excellence, student success, community engagement, and diversity and inclusiveness. The University enrolls approximately 5,100 students, many of whom are first generation and nontraditional students. Located in northern Kenosha County in the Chicago-Milwaukee urban corridor, much of the university’s 700-acre campus has been preserved in its natural wooded and prairie state.
Review of Applications:
Complete applications received by March 18, 2011 are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled.
Interested candidates should submit the following, preferably in electronic format:
-A cover letter of application
-Copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial copies will be acceptable at the application stage)
-Samples of syllabi from courses taught
-Statement of teaching and research philosophy
-Summary of teaching evaluations
-Examples of scholarly work
-Names and contact information for three references
(Additional materials may be requested.)
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University of Wisconsin-Parkside,
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53141
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