045-21 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA)
Applications will be received no later than April 20, 2021 (Chamorro Standard Time (ChST/UTC+10).
The University of Guam is looking for an individual who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth. This position calls for someone who is self-motivated and adaptable, intelligent, possesses a global vision and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution.
The University of Guam has an active Press dedicated to publishing research and writing about Guam and Micronesia. A variety of publishing opportunities are available to UOG faculty, employees, students and members of the communities we serve through the University of Guam Press.
The Division of Communication and Fine Arts has 13 full-time faculty in the disciplines of Communication Studies, Visual Arts, Music, and Theater. The Communication program has approximately 50 majors, and has an active Communication Society as well as a chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the national Communication Honor Society. The Division is an active contributor to the quality of campus life. Some of our activities include an annual student film festival, Triton’s Call monthly campus newspaper; the Isla Center for the Arts art gallery; University Music concerts; and Island Theater productions. Additionally, the local public radio station, KPRG, operates on campus.
Character of Duties:
The successful candidate will teach upper and lower level courses in public relations, as well as the university’s general education Principles of Communication course. He or she is expected to (1) teach a normal load of twelve (12) credits per semester; (2) maintain a continuous record of scholarly research and activity, preferably on topics relevant to the region (teaching load reductions may be available in support of research or creative activity); (3) perform university and community service, and (4) provide advisement for Communication majors.
(1) Ph.D. in Communication or closely related field earned from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent; (2) Ability or experience in teaching Public Relations. Must be willing to teach online. ABD with anticipated completion of Ph.D. by August 2021 will be considered.
Two or more years of full-time college or university teaching experience with a multicultural student population; ability to teach courses in public speaking, public relations, promotions/advertising, covering topics such as social media campaigns, event management, and writing for news and media; evidence of an active research or creative activity agenda; willingness to engage in collaborative research with other faculty; ability to conduct student learning outcome assessment; experience with multimedia production; interest in teaching courses in Organizational Communication, Small Group Communication, and Interpersonal Communication; willingness to develop and teach online courses.
Applicants for University of Guam faculty positions must complete an online job application through the UOG’s online employment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com. Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:
(1) Letter of Intent, stating interest
(2) Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume
(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts
Applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be required to provide a short (approximately 5 minutes) video clip of their lecture or presentation.
Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.
Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Dr. Hunter Fine, Chair, Mass Media Search Committee at [email protected] or the Human Resources Office at [email protected], telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.
Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.
Submission of completed job applications authorizes the University of Guam to seek and obtain information regarding the applicant’s suitability for employment. All factors which are job related may be investigated (i.e., previous employment, educational credentials, and criminal records). All information obtained may be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for employment in accordance with equal employment opportunity guidelines. In addition, the applicant releases previous employers and job related sources from legal liability for the information provided.
Should an applicant be convicted of any crimes other than a minor traffic violation, all applicable information must be provided in the form of a police clearance report and court clearance report. Failure to admit any felony convictions may result in immediate disqualification or disciplinary action.
Section 25103, Chapter 25, Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated requires college or university employees to undergo a physical examination, to include a test for tuberculosis (skin or x-ray), prior to employment and at least annually thereafter. A report of such examination must be conducted by a licensed physician within a state or territory of the United States and must be submitted upon request.
Federal law requires presentation of eligibility to work in the United States within seventy-two (72) hours of reporting for employment. Specifically, 8 USC 1324A requires the employer to verify the identity and eligibility to work in the United States of all newly hired employees. The University of Guam is required to comply with this law on a non-discriminatory basis. If you are hired to fill a position with the University of Guam, you will be required to present valid documents to comply with this law.
The University of Guam is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
The University of Guam complies with Public Law 24-109 in reference to the provisions and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Assistance in EEO/ADA matters and inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the University’s Director, EEO and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, located at the EEO/ADA and Title IX Office, Dorm II, Iya Hami Hall, Room 106, Telephone No. (671) 735-2244; TTY (671) 735-2243; or to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
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