Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Communication

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-23
Req: R0003105
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Job Description Summary

The Department of Communication invites applications for a non-tenure track visiting assistant professor to teach in relational communication to begin Fall 2021. The initial term of these appointments is one year. Responsibilities include teaching 3 courses per semester, including relational communication and empirical research methods courses, as well as other classes as needed and in the applicant’s area of specialization. The applicant is also expected to hold office hours and attend faculty meetings. A PhD is preferred but applicants who are ABD will be considered.

Job Description:

Interested applicants should apply online at, and submit a cover letter addressed to Dr. Steven Giles, Chair, Department of Communication, a curriculum vita that includes appropriate evidence of teaching experience, and a list of three references with contact information. Technical questions regarding the online application system should be directed to: For questions about the position, contact Steven Giles, Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Additional Job Description

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities, with 5100 undergraduates, 3000 professional and graduate students, and a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto Pro Humanitate. For quick facts about the University, go to For information about the Department of Communication, visit

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – part of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan region which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the top 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated and is known as the “City of the Arts and Innovation.” Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals. The city is also ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national surveys.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

This institution offers benefits to domestic partners and spouses.

Time Type Requirement

Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.




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Posted: 2/24/2021
Application Due: 5/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time