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Job Title: Assistant Professor of Communication
Location: Normal, IL United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/31/2018
Expire Date: 10/31/2018
Job Categories: Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
Assistant Professor of Communication
The School of Communication at Illinois State University invites applications for three, 9-month tenure-track assistant professor positions:
1. Assistant Professor in Communication Studies, with an emphasis in rhetoric and a joint assignment with the African American Studies minor. (See posting number 0711060.)
2. Assistant Professor in Communication Studies, whose research focuses on organizational communication (with particular interest to applicants focusing on issues of leadership and/or training & development), with an additional interest in political, interpersonal, intergroup, or computer-mediated communication to compliment the School's extant competencies. (See posting number 0711058.)
3. Assistant Professor in Mass Media with an emphasis in media law, ethics, and management. (See posting number 0711059.)
The appointment begins August 16, 2019. Salary is highly competitive. We are a collaborative group of individuals who value collegiality in our work and workplace. ISU is again ranked among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.”

General Qualifications: A doctorate is required for these positions, which also have been individually advertised. An Ed.D. or a Ph.D. in the communication area of the applied-for position or a closely related field is strongly preferred. ABD will be considered, if degree will be completed by December 2019. Candidates must possess the ability to teach theory, practices, and/or methods germane to the specific position applied for at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates also must have an emerging or established research record relevant to the communication field and the subject area of the position applied for. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for teaching positions.

The reviewing of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration any of the positions listed above, all application material must arrive by October 12, 2018. Required application materials that must be submitted online through www.jobs.ilstu.edu (use the posting number given above) are:
• a detailed letter indicating fit to the position and giving concise philosophies about teaching and research, as well as a statement about your commitment to and examples of supporting diversity and inclusion;
• summary of teaching evaluations (including details about the measurement instrument);
• current curriculum vita; and
• copies of all higher-education academic transcripts.
Additionally, three letters of recommendation must be sent by e-mail to Denise Thomas, Business Manager, School of Communication, at dethoma@ilstu.edu.

The School of Communication serves over 950 undergraduates and nearly 100 graduate students, offering degrees in Communication Studies, Journalism, Mass Media, and Public Relations (CEPR accredited program) along with a top-rated master’s degree in Communication. The School has research and graphics computer labs, a Communication Innovation Center (CIC) and a Social Media Analytics Command Center (SMACC), the nationally recognized WZND LPFM 103.3 (student radio), high-definition television station (TV-10) with daily live newscasts, and the National Public Radio affiliate WGLT FM 89.1. A variety of active student co-curricular organizations are promoted, including Lambda Pi Eta, a nationally ranked forensics program, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Student Television Workshop, and the Documentary Project. The School is also home to The Vidette, a top-ten student newspaper. Illinois State enrolls over 20,000 students and is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualifications & Requirements
A doctorate is required for these positions, which also have been individually advertised. An Ed.D. or a Ph.D. in the communication area of the applied-for position or a closely related field is strongly preferred. ABD will be considered, if degree will be completed by December 2019. Candidates must possess the ability to teach theory, practices, and/or methods germane to the specific position applied for at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates also must have an emerging or established research record relevant to the communication field and the subject area of the position applied for. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for teaching positions.
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Courtney Greenlee
Phone Number:309 438 7292
Contact Email:clgree11@ilstu.edu
Website:www.jobs.ilstu.edu
Company Description:
Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a co-educational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with almost 21,000 students. Our 34 academic departments in six colleges offer 77 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. Illinois State works as a diverse community of scholars, educators, and staff to support our commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service, and the connections we build among them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond.
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