Instructor, Communication and Performance Studies

Job description

Job Category: Faculty
Type of Position: Term
Full Consideration Date: Monday, January 21, 2019
Advertising Started on: Monday, November 26, 2018
College: College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences
Department: Communication Studies


Salary: $40,500.00 to Commensurate

Position Details

Full/Part Time Status: Full Time
Service Schedule: Academic Year
Position Description: The University of Northern Iowa's College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences - Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a position as Instructor of Communication and Performance Studies on a four-year term appointment. The successful candidate will teach nine credit hours per semester, including Oral Communication, Communication, Community and Change, Performing Texts, Storytelling and Identity and other courses as needed. Duties also include acting as a Production Coordinator for our nationally recognized Interpreters Theatre program. As Production Coordinator, the successful candidate will manage the theatre facilities and assist faculty, student directors, and student workers to produce shows. This includes overseeing all PR efforts for the program and leading the production team who operates social media, updates the theatre's website, and manages the production calendar. The successful candidate will use dialogue, workshopping, storytelling, and performance to facilitate community engagement.

UNI is the only university in the state of Iowa that features degree granting, comprehensive academic undergraduate and graduate curricular programs, along with working production programs in Performance Studies. The Performance Studies program is housed within the Department of Communication Studies, and is multifaceted, featuring: an on-campus Interpreters Theatre laboratory performance series for student and faculty directors, writers, adapters, performers and technical crews; a curriculum of courses at the introductory and advanced undergraduate level, and seminars on various appropriate topics at the graduate level leading to baccalaureate and graduate degrees; and the opportunity for students to engage in faculty supervised academic research and creative projects in performance at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses currently taught in the Department of Communication Studies reflect our emphasis on cultural, societal, and aesthetic performance.

UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement. Successful candidates with background and interest in these areas will collaborate to advance our work, joining current faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas.
Education Requirements: M.A. or Ph.D. in Performance Studies (or related discipline) required. Masters and/or Ph.D. students who expect to complete their degree by May 2019 are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualification: Candidates are required to have at least two years of college level teaching experience as a graduate teaching assistant or instructor, with demonstrated teaching effectiveness in communication courses. In addition, candidates are required to have experience in live theatrical performance environments.
Desirable Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who have at least one year-experience in producing live theatrical events, as well as providing evidence of leadership and organizational skills.

Online Application Required Documents

Required Documents: Curriculum Vita Evidence of teaching effectiveness(Include copies)
Professional References: Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process. Letters of recommendation are required for this position.
Number of References: 3
Cover Letter: A plain text cover letter is required.

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.Contact Information

Attention: Your curriculum vita should not be sent to the contact below. The curriculum vita will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Contact: Danielle McGeough - [email protected]
Lang Hall 335
Phone: 319-273-6985
Department URL:

Professional References: Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process. Letters of recommendation are required for this position.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

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Posted: 11/28/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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