Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Director of Oral Communication

Roanoke, Virginia
Mar 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Communication Studies Department at Hollins University seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Director of Oral Communication.  This is a full-time, one-year, visiting faculty position beginning July 2017.

Candidates will be expected to teach courses in public speaking, argumentation, and advocacy and one course in his/her area of expertise.  Applicants will also be expected to serve administratively as the Director of Oral Communication providing oversight for the Oral Communication across the Curriculum program, which is part of the general education requirements at Hollins.  These administrative responsibilities include requesting, reviewing, and approving oral communication courses, faculty training, guest lecturing, and program assessment. 

Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment, but advanced ABDs will be considered.  Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations and share Hollins’ commitment to preparing students for leadership opportunities in a broadly diverse, global society.  Candidates seeking to broaden their experience with college-level teaching in a liberal arts setting are encouraged to apply.  Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to Application review will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by April 10, 2017 will receive full consideration. 

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university in Roanoke, Virginia offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives.  Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins has one of the oldest study-abroad programs in the country and extensive internship opportunities. 

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer.  Hollins values diversity in its community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented populations.