Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor-Interpersonal and Family

Colorado, USA, Denver
Apr 28, 2017
University of
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Communication Studies grants the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The graduate program is focused on three areas of inquiry: Culture and Communication, Interpersonal and Family Communication, and Rhetoric and Communication Ethics. The area of interpersonal and family communication explores how human communication works in our everyday lives, specifically, how people interact and the impact their actions have on relationships between members of dyads, families, social networks and communities. A basic premise of work in this area is that human interaction is fundamental to the construction, development, and maintenance of personal, social, and institutional relationships and to the organization of social life as we know it today.

The university and department are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include information about how they will advance this commitment through their research, teaching, and service. Likewise, candidates should demonstrate knowledge and experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives to effectively engage diverse populations and learning styles. More information about Inclusive Excellence in the Department of Communication Studies is located at:

Position Summary

The Department of Communication studies at the University of Denver seeks to hire a one-year, full-time Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor in Interpersonal and Family Communication (specializing in quantitative methods) for the 2017-2018 academic year. The person hired will teach eight courses over three quarters.

Essential Functions

Teach undergraduate courses such as Foundations of Communication Studies or Introduction to Communication Theories; Quantitative Inquiry and Methods; and Advanced Relational Communication; and a graduate course in the candidate's area of specialization in interpersonal and family communication.

Required Qualifications

  • MA in Communication Studies.
  • Excellent university level teaching experience in interpersonal and family communication courses.

Preferred Qualifications

  • ABD or Ph.D. in Communication Studies.

Work Schedule

To be coordinated with department chair.

Application Deadline

Applications are reviewed as submitted and it is in your best interest to complete your application as quickly as possible after the position is posted.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. For questions about this position, please contact Search Chair, Dr. Christina Foust at

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Letter of application that describes teaching interests and other qualifications
  2. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (a teaching portfolio, including but not limited to a statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi, and quantitative and qualitative evaluations)
  3. Statement of commitment and understanding of inclusive excellence
  4. Names of three references, letters upon request

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 5 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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