Ohio Wesleyan University

Assistant Professor of Communication (2 positions)
Search #1617-0020

Ohio Wesleyan University (www.owu.edu) is a selective, private, undergraduate liberal arts, residential institution founded in 1842 and is located just 20 miles north of Columbus. Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of Journalism and Communication invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Communication (two positions). These are three-year term positions at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2017 with the possibility of conversion to tenure track positions.

Position 1:
Primary – Organizational Communication
Secondary – Strategic Communication

Candidate must have practical and academic expertise in Organizational, Interpersonal and Group Communication and a secondary interest in Strategic Corporate Communication. This position will include teaching courses in organizational communication, interpersonal and group communication, conflict resolution, and inter-cultural communication. Candidate will be expected to also teach the core communication courses, including organizational communication, communication theory, research methods and a capstone communication course.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working with diverse students to develop outside-classroom and internship opportunities in addition to regular classroom responsibilities. The course load is 9 contact hours (3 courses) per semester. A Ph.D. is required.

Position 2:
Primary – Media Production Studies
Secondary – Organizational Communication

Candidate must have practical and academic expertise in Media Production Studies and a secondary interest in Organizational, Interpersonal, and Group Communication. This position will include teaching courses in media effects & society, digital media, advanced video production, and persuasive communication. Candidate will be expected to also teach the core communication courses, including communication theory, research methods and a capstone communication course.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working with diverse students to develop outside-classroom and internship opportunities in addition to regular classroom responsibilities. The course load is 9 contact hours (3 courses) per semester. A Terminal degree is required.

Completed application packets will include:
1) Letter of interest (cover letter)
2) Resume or curriculum vitae
3) Transcripts from Graduate School(s)
4) Copies of teaching evaluations
5) Writing sample of professional work
6) Statement of teaching philosophy
7) Three professional references

Please e-mail application materials to: jobs@owu.edu

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Ohio Wesleyan University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and encourages all interested applicants, including women and minorities, to apply (EEOE).

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