Appalachian State University’s Department of Communication invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Communication Studies or Media Studies to begin August of 2018. A terminal degree in communication or a related field is preferred, ABD will be strongly considered. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The candidate hired for this position will be able to teach at least two of the following courses: Mass Media and Society, Persuasion, Public Speaking, Communication Ethics, and Research Methods. Additional responsibilities include departmental service and the possibility of teaching online and in one’s area of specialty.
To apply, e-mail a single PDF file containing a letter of application that addresses this ad and discusses the courses you are able to teach, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of all graduate transcripts, a sample of scholarship, recent teaching evaluations, teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three references including address, email, and phone number to Scott Welsh, Visiting Assistant Professor Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com. In lieu of letters of recommendation, references will be called. Review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Communication offers majors in advertising, communication studies, electronic media/broadcasting, journalism, and public relations. The department employs 38 full-time faculty members dedicated to teaching more than 900 communication majors. Appalachian State University is a member institution of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, the university has approximately 19,000 students, primarily in bachelor’s and master’s programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education and online programs. Additional information about the Department of Communication is located at https://communication.appstate.edu/.
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Scott Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-262-7430. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.