Assistant Professor in Communication Studies

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
09 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
07 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Communication Studies Department at Colorado State University expresses and defines our passionate commitment to communication through our academic programs, our scholarship and teaching and our community engagement such as the ACT Human Rights Film Festival and the Center for Public Deliberation. We explore communication across mediated forms, in relationships and organizations, and as rhetorical performance of civic engagement. We believe that studying and practicing communication is necessary for fully engaged global citizenship.

Position Summary

The Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University seeks an assistant professor who specializes in race, ethnicity, and dialogue. Successful candidates will be equipped to collaborate with faculty and students in the study and practice of engaged communication within our nationally-recognized Center for Public Deliberation, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to enhancing local democracy through improved public communication and community problem-solving. Candidates may employ either critical or social scientific research methods in their study of race, ethnicity, and dialogue. We seek applicants whose research and scholarly training is grounded in the Communication Studies discipline. Additionally, successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences on and off campus. This is an entry-level, tenure-track, nine-month appointment which starts August 16, 2018.

Required Job Qualifications

  1. Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.
  2. Demonstrated potential for excellence in communication research related to race, ethnicity, and dialogue.
  3. Ph.D. required at time of appointment.
  4. Ability to function collegially on a faculty committed to a liberal arts understanding of Communication Studies.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  1. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences on and off campus
  2. Demonstrated potential for collaborating with faculty and students in the Center for Deliberation
  3. Ph.D. in hand
  4. Ability in one or more of the following departmental areas of emphasis: rhetoric and civic engagement, relational and organizational communication, and media and visual culture

Special Instructions to Applicants

Reference letter writers will be contacted immediately upon submission of application and will receive an email with a link to submit their letter. Department tenured and tenure track faculty will have access to semi-finalist files, including letters of recommendation. Reference letters must be received by October 2, 2017. Please submit an application consisting of a cover letter, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research, and official transcripts by September 25, 2017. For full consideration, applications must be complete including reference letters by October 2, 2017. No mail in applications or letters will be accepted.

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 and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. 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.