Instructor - Communication #182303

Cullowhee, North Carolina
May 06, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Information: The Department of Communication at Western Carolina University invites applications for a fixed-term Instructor of Human Communication for Fall 2017. Western Carolina University is part of the University of North Carolina system. Located in Cullowhee, NC, WCU is situated in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 52 miles west of Asheville and near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. From its 600-acre main campus, through programs in Asheville, at various community colleges and online, WCU serves approximately 10,000 students. The Department of Communication serves the university Liberal Studies program through the COMM 201 Foundations of Communication course that is required for all undergraduate students. Duties include teaching four undergraduate courses in human communication. While the primary teaching focus is on the COMM 201 course, the successful applicant may have opportunities to teach courses in an area of specialty such as healthcare communication or new technologies. Additional duties include engaging in departmental, institutional, and regional service. All faculty members participate in regional engagement and support the University's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). The Department of Communication is known for its engaged teaching and learning. Applicants are encouraged to visit the WCU website ( and read the university's vision and details about the QEP. WCU is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, stewardship of place, integrated learning, and engagement. A Masters degree or higher from an accredited institution in the field is required. Minimum one year of university/college level teaching experience required. Salary is $44,000 per year.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: Masters degree from an accredited institution in the field is required. Minimum one year of university/college level teaching experience required.

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Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered, applicants must apply online at Attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and a list of at least three professional references. Include names, affiliations, email addresses, and telephone numbers. Finalists will be asked to provide letters of recommendation and official transcripts. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For more information: Don Connelly, search chair 233 Stillwell Building Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC 28723 Please, NO phone calls.

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