University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
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Assistant Professor, Communications

Assistant professor to fill a tenure-track position in Communication, with a specialization in Rhetorical Studies starting in late August for Fall 2012.  A Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field is preferred. ABD in Communication, with dissertation near completion, will be considered; the Ph.D. will be required for tenure.  The teaching load is four courses per semester. All Communication faculty teach at least one section of Public Speaking every term.  Other course assignments for this position will include a rotation of courses including Rhetorical Criticism, Theories of Persuasion, Media Criticism, and the opportunity to develop Special Topics courses in Rhetorical Studies and Media Theory.


Qualifications other than the degree, publication, and specialization noted above include college teaching experience in relevant course areas; evidence of teaching effectiveness; commitment to teaching excellence; and strong potential for scholarly achievement.  The position includes benefits; salary is competitive.

For full consideration, send letter of application, vita, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as relevant syllabi and sets of student evaluations), and three letters of reference (directly from source or placement office) to Dr. Diane Nicodemus, Chair, Communication Search, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904.  Please reference position # 41011.  No electronic submissions. To receive full consideration, all materials should be received by the initial review date.  Note: Ideally, referees should address applicant’s commitment to undergraduate teaching.  Only completed application packets will be advanced in consideration.

Review of applications will begin on February 21, 2012.

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and minority group members are encouraged to apply.