We seek talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning and who will help us realize our vision. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester and student advising is supported by professional staff. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core.
COMMUNICATION: Tenure Track Assistant Professor
(Applications submitted by 15 December 2017 will receive full consideration)
The mission of the Communication and Media program is to develop critical and ethical communicators who are able to create, analyze, and manage messages in a variety of media. Successful candidates will be able to teach undergraduate courses in several areas of Communication scholarship and professional practice. These would include the areas of professional/business communication, journalism/media writing, interpersonal/intercultural communication, critical media studies, multimedia production and public relations. The position will also require teaching interdisciplinary courses for Aurora University’s General Education program. Teaching and work experience are highly valued. Prior higher education teaching experience preferred.
Successful candidates will be expected to participate in curricular development, program assessment, student advising, supervising internships and student groups, and engage in institutional service and scholarship. As participating members of the School faculty, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the activities of the School, including recruiting, mentoring, and other service. A completed terminal degree in communication or related fields is required.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University is a private institution of higher learning in Chicago's western suburbs, offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs to more than 4,900 students annually. Our community is focused on helping students to discover what matters and then build their life around it. In addition to the main campus and the Orchard Center in Aurora, Illinois, AU offers programs online, at... George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, and at the Woodstock Center in downtown Woodstock, Illinois. Aurora University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.