Assistant Professor of Organizational Communication and Organizational Science

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Position Number000048Working TitleAssistant Professor of Organizational Communication and Organizational ScienceClassification Title9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured FacultyCollegeCol Liberal Arts & Science (Col)DepartmentCommunication StudiesPosition DesignationFacultyEmployment TypePermanent - Full-timeMonths per year9Primary Purpose of Department

The Department of Communication Studies is one of the largest majors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The Communication Studies discipline focuses on the theoretical, critical, and scientific study of how humans communicate with one another in all of its forms.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be critical and imaginative thinkers and engaged citizens for a world increasingly characterized by diversity and change.

Vacancy Open toAll CandidatesDescription of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong research agenda and potential to secure external funding, potential for high quality teaching and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required.

The successful candidate will conduct organizational communication research and teach B.A. and M.A. students in the Department of Communication Studies ( and doctoral students in the university’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Organizational Science (, which includes faculty from psychology, management, communication studies, and sociology. We also strongly encourage involvement with the university’s new interdisciplinary data science initiative ( The selected applicant will be expected to maintain a strong record of research and professional activity consistent with doctoral-level academic programs and showcase evidence of a commitment to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values in the department, college, and university.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience


Necessary Licenses/CertificationsSpecial Notes to Applicants

Review of applications will begin December 11, 2020 and continue until filled. Applications should be submitted online at, position #000048. Include a cover letter responding to the qualifications listed above, a current CV, official or unofficial graduate transcripts, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to [email protected] or Organizational Communication Search Committee, Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223-0001.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date10/15/2020Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesDate Review of Applications will Begin12/11/2020Proposed Hire Date08/17/2021If time-limited, please indicate appointment end dateContact InformationPosting Specific Questions

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
Optional Documents
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Posted: 10/16/2020
Application Due: 12/15/2020
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