Visiting Assistant Professor-Department of Communication

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Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Communication

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of Organizational Communication for the 2021-2022 academic year and has extended its deadline to May 25, 2021.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

We seek an outstanding candidate who specializes in the social scientific study of organizational communication. Preference will be given to scholars who can teach and conduct research on macro-level organizational communication structures and processes, including topics such as interorganizational communication, institutional perspectives on organizational communication, interorganizational networks, and large-scale collaborative processes.


Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. The candidates will join departmental colleagues with varied disciplinary backgrounds in a unit of 23 graduate faculty members and 12 specialized faculty members.


A PhD in communication or related field is required by the target start date of August 16, 2021. A strong publication record, an active research agenda, and a year of teaching experience can be considered as a Visiting Assistant Professor.


This is a full-time, 9-month appointment, non-tenure track position. The expected start date is August 16, 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations), statement of research interests, and contact information for three professional references. Applicants should also include a statement detailing how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has contributed to the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Illinois’ and the College of LAS’ commitment to diversity. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job board will be considered. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 25, 2021.

Employee benefits are competitive and include those in recognized marriages or civil unions (for same-sex and different-sex partners). Please reference:

For further information, please contact: M. Scott Poole, Professor and Search Chair; Email: [email protected]

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.  As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.




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Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
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