Special Instructor/Assistant Professor in Communication Studies

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
06 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The focus of the Department of Communication is how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. We believe the study of communication leads to personal development, career success, and responsible citizenship.

Position Summary

$5000 per section
1 section equals .25 FTE

The Department of Communication Studies hires non-tenure track (special) instructors and assistant professors from an applicant pool. Special faculty are hired to teach a variety of courses in three focus areas:

  1. Relational and Organizational Communication;
  2. Media and Visual Culture; and
  3. Rhetoric and Civic Engagement.

Course assignments include public speaking, popular culture, public argumentation, group communication, interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, evaluating contemporary television, critical media studies, evaluating contemporary film, film history, and organizational communication.

Candidates with demonstrated specialization(s) in one of the three focus areas may be eligible to teach upper-division courses. A full-time special instructor or assistant professor teaches four (4) sections per semester. Appointees at .5 FTE or more are eligible for benefits. Positions are available depending on enrollments/funding.

Required Job Qualifications

Special Instructors: Master’s degree and evidence of teaching experience.
Special Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) PhD and evidence of teaching experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. A complete application will include a CV, cover letter, list of professional references, unofficial transcripts, course materials (a graded assignment including an A, B, and C outcome including instructor comments), sample syllabus or syllabi, and a statement teaching philosophy. This is an open pool which closes on December 31, 2017. All applicants wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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