Assistant Professor in Organzational Communication

New Concord, Ohio
Jan 15, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Communication, Media, & Theatre at Muskingum University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Organizational Communication at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning the fall semester of 2019.     The vibrant Communication, Media, & Theatre Department operates Orbit Media, a campus converged student media organization, which offers a 24 hour cable channel and YouTube channel, as well as an online and print student newspaper, a media production program, and highly ranked forensics team and lively journalism and theatre programs.

Experience and interest in sports communication is required, as this faculty member will contribute to the Athletics Communication major through teaching advanced coursework, supervision of student internships, and career advising.   In addition to courses in the field of athletics communication, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Public Speaking, Small Group Communication, Organizational Communication, Public Relations, and other courses supporting the academic programs of the department.   

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication or a related field by the fall of 2019.   Candidates who are ABD will be considered, with the understanding that the Ph.D. will need to be finished within a year.  Faculty members are expected to maintain standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the communication profession.

Muskingum University, a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts tradition, is located seventy miles east of Columbus, Ohio, in the village of New Concord.  Founded in 1837, the university's total undergraduate, graduate, and adult-learner student population is approximately 3,000.  The university actively seeks-out and welcomes faculty committed to excellence in teaching and student learning, diversity and inclusion, and maintaining professional growth and active participation in the life of the campus community.

An equal opportunity employer, Muskingum University strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, including populations traditionally underserved by higher education. Appointment to this position is conditional upon the successful completion of a background check through the University's background check agency.

Application materials must include:

  • Letter of application addressing the qualities and qualifications for the position
  • Examples of industry or student work projects
  • Curriculum vitae and/or resume outlining educational and professional experience
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Candidates selected for interviews must provide copies of student course evaluations

Submit application materials to:

Dr. Deborah Phillips
Chair, Department of Communication, Media, & Theatre
163 Stormont Street
New Concord, Ohio 43762

Electronic applications to [email protected] (Subject: OrgComm search) are appreciated and encouraged.  Application review will begin February 15, 2019.