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ASU at Lake Havasu, Assistant Teaching Professor in Communication

ASU at Lake Havasu
86403, Lake Havasu City

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

ASU at Lake Havasu invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor in Communication. We seek to attract an active, culturally, and academically diverse candidate, who will teach four courses per semester in the Communication Department, deliver excellent in-class instruction, and participate in service to the campus, community, university, and profession as appropriate. Possible assigned courses may include, but are not limited to, introduction to human communication, communication theory, rhetorical criticism, conflict resolution, communication approaches to popular culture, rhetoric and media criticism, television studies and criticism, and research methods in communication. Beyond assigned courses, additional activities may include supervision and mentorship of senior capstone projects and student internships. Though research is not a requirement of the position, there may be opportunities to collaborate with other faculty and community partners on projects and grants.

This is a full-time, 9-month, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible position, and the position is renewable on an academic year basis, contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The appointment will begin in Fall 2024 (August 16, 2024).

About ASU at Lake Havasu

ASU at Lake Havasu is one of ASU’s newest locations, open since 2012. ASU at Lake Havasu focuses exclusively on instruction for high-demand undergraduate degrees with lower tuition than at Arizona's research universities. Along with ASU at Lake Havasu’s high-quality faculty and degree programs, the location creates a unique college-town feel with its nearby lake views, beaches, restaurants and shops on nearby Main Street.

The programs at ASU at Lake Havasu promote strong relationships with local school districts and Mohave County Community College to increase opportunities for pathways to an ASU degree. The Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR), Lake Havasu City, the Lake Havasu Unified School District and the Lake Havasu Foundation are partners in this collaborative effort.

ASU at Lake Havasu is located in western Arizona, about 3.5 hours from Phoenix and approximately 2.5 hours from Las Vegas. To learn more about Lake Havasu City, please visit Go Lake Havasu.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

ASU at Lake Havasu seeks and supports a culturally diverse faculty and student body. We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching and mentoring in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Our location, and the entirety of the university, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of the state of Arizona, to maintain excellence at the University, and to offer our students varied perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. ASU is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, veteran’s status, or any other basis protected by law.

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university named #1 in the United States for Innovation. We measure our success not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed, advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural, and overall health of the communities we serve. For more information, visit About ASU.


Required Qualifications

  • Earned Ph.D. in Communication Studies, or a related field, by the time of appointment. Demonstrated familiarity with “best practices” in undergraduate education.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience teaching fundamental courses in human communication such as introduction to communication, communication theory, rhetorical criticism, conflict resolution, and research methods; as well as specialized media courses such as communication approaches to popular culture, rhetoric and media criticism, and television studies and criticism. Capacity to teach both humanistic and social scientific perspectives is preferred. Experience teaching in multiple modalities. Demonstrated professional engagement with students inside and outside of the classroom. Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations. Experience using a learning management system, such as Canvas, Blackboard, Google Classroom, etc. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in both professional practices and as a contributor to an inclusive working and learning environment. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with faculty, staff, and students.

Statement of Essential Functions

  • Teach four undergraduate courses per semester in the Communication Department at ASU at Lake Havasu. Assigned courses may include, but are not limited to, introduction to human communication, communication theory, conflict resolution, rhetorical criticism,  communication approaches to popular culture, rhetoric and media criticism, television studies and criticism, and research methods in communication. Assigned courses are taught in person at the ASU at Lake Havasu location in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Supervise and mentor student capstone projects and internships each semester as needed or requested. Participate in service to the campus, community, university, and profession as needed or requested.

Applicants are expected to give a teaching demonstration if invited to interview.

Application Instructions

To apply, upload your application materials to Interfolio. Only electronic submissions will be reviewed, and incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must contain:

1. A letter of interest/cover letter (no more than three pages) that includes the following: (a) your interest in this position and your fit relative to the required and desired qualifications and (b) a statement of teaching philosophy and approach.

2. Curriculum vitae or resume

3. Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number)

Application deadline is October 20, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.




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