Assistant Professor of Communication/Health Communication

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Academic Home Department:Communication and MediaPosting Job Title:Assistant Professor of Communication/Health CommunicationRecruitment Type:Tenure-Track Faculty Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank:Assistant ProfessorArea of Specialty-Discipline:CommunicationAdministrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable:Position Status:Regular FacultyTenure Track Status:Tenure TrackTerms of Employment:9-MonthContract Type:Full-timeDate Position Available:08/10/2020 Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

The Kennesaw State University School of Communication and Media invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication/Health Communication-emphasis. The start date is August 2020. We are seeking a quantitative researcher who has a background and interest in grant writing. Kennesaw State is an R2 (high research activity) university interested in applicants with a commitment to quality teaching and a strong research agenda. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a multidisciplinary School that values digital media and emerging technologies. We are looking for a Health Communication educator who will complement existing expertise in crisis communication, persuasion, interpersonal/intercultural communication, and media. Writing nationally competitive grants is a priority. The successful candidate’s teaching assignments may include research methods courses. Faculty in the School teach in a variety of modalities: face to face, hybrid, and online. Undergraduate and graduate teaching are available. A commitment to excellence in teaching, an active and innovative research agenda, and service to the institution are expected of all faculty members in KSU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Previous university teaching experience is preferred. Professional experience is a plus.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

A Ph.D. in communication, or a related field, or the foreign equivalent; a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness; a record of excellence in teaching; a record of scholarship and a promising research agenda; and a commitment to service and engagement.
An ABD will be considered but the Ph.D. must be completed before the start date.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date:11/15/2019Questions About Position Opening:

Please contact search committee chair, Dr. Emma Wertz at [email protected]

Additional Information for ApplicantsApplication Instructions

A complete application requires a cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications for the position, including teaching philosophy, and scholarship activity; evidence of teaching effectiveness; a current curriculum vitae; contact information for three references; and unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire).
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Nov. 15, 2019. Position will remain open until filled. It is our policy to hire individuals with intercultural competence, and an ability to work with diverse students, colleagues, and community partners. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, especially those from members of underrepresented and marginalized groups.

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number:000787USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID:44253Departmental/College Overview:

The School of Communication and Media offers a B.S. in Journalism, a B.S. in Media & Entertainment, a B.S. in Organizational & Professional Communication, a B.S. in Public Relations, a Master of Arts in Integrated Global Communication, and a Graduate Certificate in Digital & Social Media.

With more than 350 full-time faculty and 7000 degree seeking students, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the largest college at the university, prepares the next generation of leaders in a wide array of fields to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century and become contributing citizens in a global society. The home of three Schools and eight Departments, the College offers more than 80 graduate and undergraduate programs of study in both traditional and interdisciplinary fields. CHSS provides students experiential learning opportunities to enable them to develop leadership, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, as well as a strong sense of social responsibility through community and global engagement.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of Communication and Media promote diversity and inclusiveness among our students, faculty, staff, and public. Thus, we seek candidates whose experience, research, teaching, and service have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion, and have given them the confidence to engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
  5. Summary of Teaching Evaluations
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents




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Posted: 10/16/2019
Application Due: 3/24/2020
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