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Assistant Professor/Three Year Term

Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 49855

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Professional Fields, Business & Management
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job no: 494157
Work type: Faculty and Librarians
Location: Marquette, MI 49855
Categories: Faculty-College of Business

Position Title:Assistant Professor/Three Year TermDepartment:Busn, W.L.Cisler College ofTerm of Assignment:Three-year termTerm End Date, If Applicable: FLSA Status: Exempt = not eligible for overtimeWork Schedule: Salary:CompetitiveTravel:Less than 10%Brief Statement of DutiesBrief Statement of Duties:Teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in a variety of delivery methods in Business Communications, Management and Public Relations.Other responsibilities include advising, program development, outcomes assessment, and service activities. The College of Business is AACSB accredited, and engagement activities are expected. This is a campus based position.Minimum QualificationsRequired Education:Doctorate or equivalent terminal degreeDiscipline / Degree Area:Business Communications, English Rhetoric, Communciations, Marketing or Public RelationsRequired Specialized Training/Certifications: Required Minimum Work Experience:Ph. D from an accredited university.
Experience teaching business writing and public relations messaging and campaigns.
The successful candidate will be an effective and innovative teacher responsible for instructing primarily undergraduate business communications and public relations courses, with an emphasis on writing skills for business contexts and audiences. In addition, candidates should have two to four years of successful teaching in higher education. Demonstrated success in multiple delivery formats (face-to-face, asynchronous and synchronous).Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Attributes Required for Satisfactory Performance of the Position Duties:Demonstrated evidence of a commitment to teaching excellence.
Previous preparation and teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
Contribute to the assimilation of assessment information and data as needed.
Mentor and/or advise undergraduate and/or graduate students.
Establish and/or continue research in a communication-related area.
Continue to expand professional influence in the academic discipline through presentations, research and/or publication.
Engage in service within the College of Business, the University, and the profession as appropriate based on teaching and research constraints.Additional Desirable QualificationsAdditional Desirable Qualifications:Evidence of proficiency with various social media platforms used in business for advertising, public service announcements, public relations campaigns and recruiting. Knowledge and teaching effectiveness in crafting effective communication within multiple contexts, genres, platforms and audiences, while attend to ethics in communciation design and delivery.
Knowledge of and ability to become SA qualified according to CoB guidelines and AACSB standards.OtherSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Applicant materials will include the faculty application, cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, and course evaluations. Please upload the course evaluations to the Teaching Philosophy field.Contact Information:
Dr. Brian Zinser - Chair, bzinser@nmu.eduEqual Employment Opportunity:NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its employees.

Advertised: May 09 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 12 2023 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University, located in Marquette, Michigan, is a dynamic four-year, public, comprehensive university that has grown its reputation based on its award-winning leadership programs, cutting-edge technology initiatives and nationally recognized academic programs.

Northern Michigan has a population of about 7,900 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers over 170 degree programs, including 25 graduate programs. More than 75 percent of NMU's 300-plus full-time faculty members have doctorates or the highest degree in their fields, and a hallmark of the NMU experience is that full-time faculty members teach at all levels - freshmen through graduate courses. NMU’s 1,100 employees view helping students succeed as not only a university priority, but a personal goal.


Northern Michigan University’s distinctive academic and career programs are nurtured by exceptional teaching and extensive opportunities for scholarship, creativity and engagement. Our supportive, connected community empowers students, graduates, faculty and staff to contribute to a diverse and sustainable world.


Northern Michigan University promotes an active environment to foster strong minds and bodies, inspires innovation and inclusion through community engagement, and develops leaders capable of local and global impact.

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Northern Michigan University prides itself on the knowledge, skills and real-world experiences that faculty and staff bring to campus. This process begins with attracting and selecting quality candidates. Our faculty, staff, and student employees have always combined to form a very special community here at Northern. One that works together with a common goal in mind: to provide a quality education and supportive environment for our students.

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Diversity Statement: Northern Michigan University strives to be an inclusive community where differences are recognized as assets of the institution, respected attributes of the person and a valuable part of the university experience.

Inclusion is one of Northern’s seven core values. The inclusion value states: Northern is a safe and welcoming place. We aspire to learn from and encourage each other as global citizens, neighbors, colleagues and family. We desire to be a role model in embracing all types of diversity and diverse points of view, engaging in civil society and governance, protecting human rights and promoting social justice.

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The NMU President’s Committee on Diversity is represented by 25 students, faculty and staff. The committee is charged with the six following tasks:

1) To create and implement action plans to promote diversity within the framework of the university’s mission and strategic plan.
2) To identify, evaluate, and respond to diversity issues.
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