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Assistant Professor specializing in Communication Management

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Communication - 208200
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Position Summary:

The University of Dayton Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track position specializing in Communication Management with a research program that focuses on sports and culture, science communication, or organizational communication at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 16, 2022.

The successful candidate will teach courses in our Communication Management sequence, including but not limited to, Research Methods, Small Group Communication, Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Persuasion, and other courses in the candidate’s specialty. Faculty typically have a 3/3 course load. In addition, the candidate is expected to produce quality research; provide service to the discipline, department, and university; and advise undergraduate and graduate students.

The University of Dayton is a Catholic and Marianist institution founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary. At the University of Dayton, we value the diversity in experiences and perspectives of all community members because doing so is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a community with a wide range perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested candidates to apply

The Department of Communication has a number of interdisciplinary curricular and co-curricular programs. At the undergraduate level we have robust enrollment in certificates for Sports Communication, and Group Facilitation and Leadership. We also have a longstanding student professional fraternity, Phi Beta Chi. At the graduate level we have two certificates in Strategic Public Relations, and Health Communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

● Doctoral coursework and comprehensive exams completed in communication, or related field;
● Effective teaching experience as instructor of record at the college or university level in at least two courses;
● Potential for scholarly research related to sports and culture, science communication, or organizational communication;
● Excellent written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

● Terminal degree in communication or related field completed;
● Successful experience teaching diverse students;
● Effective classroom management skills;
● Successful experience working collaboratively with others (i.e., committee service, research with multiple authors, co-teaching);
● Demonstrated success working independently (i.e., single authored publications, course development);
● Experience teaching undergraduate courses in Research Methods, Small Group Communication, Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and/or Persuasion
● Record of scholarly publications related to sports and culture, science communication, or organizational communication;
● Commitment to breadth of education, including educating the whole person in the Marianist tradition, and a commitment of service to the community, university and profession
● Effective interpersonal communication skills
● Effective oral communication skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, course evaluations for two classes where you were the instructor of record, sample syllabus of a course along with one sample assignment from that class; contact information list of three professional references who can speak to your teaching ability (letters will be required, but requested at a later date), and a copy of graduate transcripts. If terminal degree is not complete, please submit a letter from the doctoral advisor indicating progress toward degree completion.

Applications must be received by 11:55 PM EST October 9, 2021.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service. Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php


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