Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication

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Company Description:

Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 1,800 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.

Job Description:

The Department of Communication at Wittenberg University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in the area of media studies, to begin August, 2016.  The visiting faculty member will teach three courses each semester, including a combination of media-related courses (Media Literacy and an upper-level seminar of their choice), as well as courses that support General Education and the major (e.g., Public Speaking, Introduction to Communication Theory).  There may be opportunities to work with students in our award-winning Integrated Media Corps internship as well.  The Department of communication values collaboration and features courses in media studies, interpersonal communication, and rhetoric.


A Ph.D. in Communication or Media is preferred; ABD considered.  Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in new media and communication technologies.  Candidates must demonstrate an interest in exemplary undergraduate teaching.

Additional Information:

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. We believe it is educationally imperative to further our students' appreciation and understanding of a culturally diverse society, and we are committed to ensuring a diverse environment for all individuals, regardless of race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, or disability. In that spirit, we are especially interested in receiving applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Interested applicants must set up an account and apply through our online system.  Applications will not be accepted by mail.  Applications should include the following Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF documents which can be uploaded during the application process: 

  1. A cover letter addressing how the candidate meets the above criteria;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. A one-page statement of philosophy for teaching in the liberal arts;
  4. A sample syllabus;
  5. Evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  6. The names and contact information for three professional references.

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937.327.7517.




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Posted: 3/18/2016
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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