Visiting Assistant Professor - Communication Studies
- The University of Kansas
- Lawrence, KS
- Faculty Jobs
- Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
- Position Type
- Assistant Professor
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
We seek applications from scholars specializing in political communication with expertise that overlaps with current areas of focus in the department, including health, leadership, digital and/or mass media, political campaigns, and women and underrepresented communities. Teaching assignments will include existing courses in political communication, political campaigns, and mass media and politics. Candidates are expected to contribute to the intellectual community of the Department of Communication Studies.
The Department of Communication Studies is committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive educational environment for students, faculty, and staff. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidates will have experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education and must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.
The University of Kansas is located in the beautiful, historic, and culturally vibrant city of Lawrence, a thriving community 40 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area and 30 minutes from the state capitol Topeka. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest school within the campus and plays a central role within the University. Founded in 1865, KU is a designated Carnegie comprehensive doctoral institution and research university and is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students, offers students, and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate and professional programs, which include journalism, education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science and humanities disciplines.
Job Description40% Teaching Responsibilities:
- Teach two (2) courses per semester at the undergraduate level in Communication Studies.
- Potential to serve on MA graduate committees as needed.
- Maintain and sustain an active and productive program of research in field of specialization, including scholarly publications and presentations at research conferences.
- Service to the Department, the College, the University, and the profession.
All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues. Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. Required Qualifications
- PhD in Communication Studies or a related field by the start date of the appointment.
- Strong record of teaching experiences.
- Clear evidence of developing expertise in Political Communication
In addition to the above materials, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application:
- Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
Application review will begin February 3, 2023 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is obtained. Only complete applications will be considered. Contact Information to ApplicantsProf. Jeffrey Hall
Search Committee Chair
[email protected] Application Review Begins03-Feb-2023 Anticipated Start Date18-Aug-2023
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