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One-Year Instructor, Organizational Communication and Leadership Program

Employer
Butler University
Location
Indianapolis, IN
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The Organizational Communication and Leadership program in the Department of Communication and Media Studies in the College of Communication at Butler University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, one-year instructor position with an expected start date of August 2022. We seek a colleague with expertise in Organizational Communication who is prepared to teach Organizational Communication, Advanced Organizational Communication, Contemporary Communication Theory, Social Media Storytelling, our public speaking course and potentially a course in the candidate’s area of specialty or in Media Literacy, all at the undergraduate level. The teaching load is 4 courses a semester (12 credit hours).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in organizational communication or a related discipline, although a PhD is preferred.
  • Demonstrated record of pedagogical practices that are inclusive
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level

Review of applications will begin Jan.15th, but the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit the following to Dr. Ann Savage, chair of the search committee, at: [email protected].

  • a cover letter that summarizes the applicant’s scholarship and their teaching interests and highlights their commitment to inclusive, excellent teaching
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • a list of courses taught
  • a sample syllabus
  • and a list of 3-5 references

Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide materials that demonstrate teaching excellence (i.e., course evaluations; teaching observations), one or more additional syllabi, descriptions of course activities or assignments, 3 letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts. Final round candidates will be asked to provide official transcripts and to consent to background checks.

Butler University is a comprehensive, liberal arts-based private university located in the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Indianapolis and is committed to undergraduate teaching excellence. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students across its six colleges, including the College of Communication. The College enrolls approximately 550 students across its 9 majors and an online graduate program in Strategic Communication. Butler offers financial support for innovations in curricular development and travel to present for domestic and international conferences.

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category. Founded in 1855 by an abolitionist who wanted a university away from the “pernicious influences of slavery,” Butler University was one of the first to admit people of color and the second in the nation, and the first in Indiana to admit women on an equal basis with men. Butler was the first in the nation to establish an endowed chair specifically for a female professor and the second in the nation to appoint a woman to the faculty. The country’s first chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho, a sorority for African American women, was founded on the Butler campus in 1922. On a 300-acre campus, Butler is within a historic north-side Indianapolis neighborhood just minutes from downtown. Indianapolis is the 17th largest city in the United States with a metropolitan area with a diverse population of more than 1.9 million. Indianapolis is a city on the rise with a vibrant arts and culture scene and quality hospitals and schools.

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