Faculty - Assistant Professor - Interpersonal Communication

Sep 26, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Faculty - Assistant Professor - Interpersonal Communication

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)

Within UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY, the Communication department is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor. A successful candidate conducts assigned undergraduate and/or graduate courses and seminars in a variety of courses in the communication major with an emphasis on interpersonal communication. Courses may include communication theory, research methods, introduction to communication, health communication, gender and communication, and interpersonal communication classes (introduction and advanced). Candidates for this position will develop curriculum, independent study activities, and off campus learning such as practicums and internships, as well as engage in community service projects as relevant to their academic specialty. More specifically, responsibilities will include planning, preparing, and following approved course of study with measurable objectives; serving on college/university committees; and engaging in scholarly activities, and /or creative endeavors which contribute to the academic mission of the college and university.

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Communication from an accredited institution - ABD considered, with the expectation the candidate will have degree completed by hire date.
Evidence of effective and inclusive college-level teaching; potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Extensive knowledge of subject matter and course content of classes to be taught, instructional strategies (face-to-face and online), and techniques related to communication studies.
  • Knowledge of teaching through implementation of appropriate pedagogy, clear presentation, and preparation.
  • Knowledge of classroom instruction, curriculum development, and program assessment.
  • Knowledge of developing and coordinating undergraduate student programs and activities.
  • Ability to provide service to the department, college, and university through shared faculty governance, including serving on departmental, college, and university-wide committees.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to present scholarly research at international, national, and regional conferences.
  • Ability to publish scholarly research in communication and other appropriate journals.
  • Ability to develop, coordinate, manage and foster teamwork among diverse education and training programs.
  • Ability to function effectively on a variety of committees and assignments that serve the needs of the University.
  • Ability to interact personally with students and other faculty members in a congenial and productive manner.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Communication from an accredited institution. Evidence of ability to teach effectively across the communication curriculum.

Physical Requirements:
Work is normally performed in a typical classroom/office work environment. Requires regular sitting and standing. Must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. Must be able to communicate effectively. Requires large classroom, small group and interpersonal interactions with students, faculty, and members of the campus.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC12517
Open Date: 09/19/2017
Review Start Date: 10/19/2017
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Under “Reference’s Letter” please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/3302

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