Job Posting: UNC Wilmington

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Professor of Communication Studies

The Department of Communication Studies at The University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in Communication Studies to begin August 2018. Ph. D. in Communication required. ABDs strongly considered if Ph.D. is completed by August 1. Candidates must demonstrate a passion for undergraduate teaching, advising, mentoring, service to the community and the university, and research. Teaching load is three courses per semester in combination with scholarship. Summer teaching is optional.

We seek a versatile teacher/scholar who would enjoy teaching courses in several of the following areas: Visual and/or Digital Rhetoric, Sport and Culture, Senior Capstone, Interpersonal Communication, Research Methods, Intercultural or Interracial Communication, Communication Theory, and Rhetorical Theory. Willingness to teach some offerings online a plus. A commitment to investigating the complexity of cultural identity in teaching and research is desired.

The Department of Communication Studies has a commitment to praxis and applied learning in line with the UNCW Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) of applied learning. We value excellent teaching and quality research and engagement with the department, university and discipline through thoughtful service. We are methodologically diverse; we embrace the breadth of the study of communication and our discipline’s social science and humanities roots. We seek candidates interested in being part of a department that works to foster and cultivate sustained excellence through a collaborative, supportive, diverse and inclusive environment.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. It features an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journal. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 12, 2018. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Address application documents to Dr. Stephen Pullum, Search Committee chair.

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


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