Assistant Professor Communication & Media Studies: ORG

Job description

The department of Communication and Media Studies seeks a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in Organizational Communication with an emphasis in Intercultural Communication to begin in August 2020. The teaching load is three courses per semester and successful candidates will teach interpersonal, research methods, intercultural, public speaking as well as other courses related to their expertise. Candidates will also have the opportunity to teach in the University’s core curriculum, particularly the First Year Seminar, on a topic of their choice, or develop a course/s for the University’s forthcoming Social Justice and Diversity requirement. Faculty also participate in student advising.

Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and intercultural development in an educational and work environment and be willing to contribute to diverse representation in the curriculum as well as the inclusion efforts on campus.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication or related discipline and provide clear evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching. Candidates should have an original, emerging research agenda that shows promise of a successful publishing record. We are particularly interested in applicants from underrepresented groups.

Those interested in applying should submit a formal letter of application, curriculum vitae, a list of at least three references, evidence of teaching excellence, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a sample of scholarly writing. Review of applications will begin on September 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

The Communication and Media Studies department is made up of two majors: Human Communication and Organizational Leadership and Critical Communication and Media Studies and is housed in the College of Communication. The faculty of the department are productive scholars with a commitment to social justice and diversity in their courses, scholarship and service.

Butler University is a comprehensive, liberal-arts based private university located in the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Indianapolis and is committed to undergraduate teaching excellence. The university supports six colleges and approximately 5,000 students, including the College of Communication, which enrolls 530 students across its 9 majors. Butler offers financial support for research, innovations in curricular development, and travel to present for domestic and international conferences. 

Application Instructions: Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, current teaching evaluations (if available), a sample of scholarly writing, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three faculty references to:   


Allison Harthcock, Ph.D

Associate Professor and Chair

Re: Organizational Communication Search

[email protected] 


Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.




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Posted: 7/29/2019
Application Due: 9/30/2019
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