Organizational Communication Faculty Search (1074)

Hays, Kansas
Mar 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Available:  Department of Communication Studies, Assistant Professor Position in Organizational Communication

Appointment Date:  August 07, 2017

Date of this Notice:  March 20, 2017

Appointment:  Tenure-track position with 9-month appointment.

Minimum Qualifications:  Doctorate preferred in communication or communication related discipline with teaching experience desired, ABD considered. Qualified candidates should be able to teach graduate level coursework and be eligible for graduate faculty.

Job Description:  Successful candidate would teach various courses in the undergraduate and graduate program related to Organizational Communication such as Organizational Cultures, Developing Human Resources Through Communication, Recruiting and Interviewing Techniques, and/or Coaching and Mentoring Communication in Organizations. Secondary specialties in the areas of Media Studies, Strategic Communication, or Research Methods considered a plus.
Demonstrated excellence in classroom instruction is imperative and an interest in distance learning and willingness to deliver distance learning courses are assets.
Ability to teach one or more of the following graduate communication core classes is considered a positive factor:

  • Organizational Communication and Leadership
  • Introduction to Graduate Research
  • Contemporary Theories in Communication
  • Seminar in Communication Research

Opportunities also exist to teach and/or develop courses within the department.

Candidate will advise program majors and show evidence of an active scholarly research agenda. Fort Hays State University faculty performs duties based on a 60% instruction, 20% scholarship and 20% service expectation. The candidate will teach 12 credit hours per semester.

Summer teaching/assignments possible.
Scholarship - The successful candidate will exhibit an active scholarly agenda sufficient to gain tenure within the requisite time period and will continue to be an active scholar throughout his or her career.

Service - The successful candidate will exhibit commitment to the university through committee and other service at the department, college, and university level. Service to the profession is expected as is service to the community.

Application Procedures: A complete application includes all of these required components:
• Letter of application explaining teaching philosophy, professional experience, research and service interests
• Curriculum vitae
• Evidence of teaching excellence
• Copies of official college transcripts
• Contact information for three references
Electronic applications are encouraged.

Send complete applications to:
Communication Studies Search Committee
Dept. of Communication Studies
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601-4099
Phone: 785-628-5365
Fax: 785-628-4075
Review of applications begins immediately and priority will be given to applications received by April 17, 2017. 

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

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