Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Communication
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 92709
The Department of Communication at the University of Washington is hiring an Assistant Teaching Professor to teach courses in the areas of strategic communication, crisis communication, and public interest communication.
This is a full time non-tenure track, Assistant Teaching Professor appointment with a 9-month service period (September 16-June 15) each year and an anticipated start date of September 2022. The criteria for merit evaluation and promotion in this position will be based primarily on teaching and service and not on research. The position is 3-year, renewable, with competitive salary, university benefits, opportunities for promotion, and the protection of academic freedom.
Teaching responsibilities include 6 classes over 3 academic quarters: 3 courses on organizational and crisis communication will be taught in the Department's Communication Leadership program, which confers a professional Master of Communication; the other 3 courses will focus on crisis communication, public relations and society, and public interest communication, and will be taught in the Department's undergraduate program in Journalism and Public Interest Communication.
Service in the Department of Communication includes departmental, university, disciplinary, and public service. All faculty serve on a variety of assigned and voluntary committees; this candidate can expect service assignments to include work related to the Communication Leadership program and the Journalism and Public Interest Communication program. Some service positions have been associated with teaching reductions.
The Department of Communication is founded on the principles of intellectual and cultural pluralism, equity, interdisciplinarity, innovation through collaboration, and public scholarship.
Building on a 20-year legacy, the Communication Leadership Master's program is constantly updated to respond to global opportunities in communication and digital media fields. Graduates are thoughtful and intentional professionals, equipped to engage critically with organizational challenges, and apply superb storytelling practices to effect change.
Undergraduate journalism instruction, offered at the UW since 1907, has recently evolved from a stand-alone Journalism program to include Public Interest Communication, a field that seeks to effect positive social change through strategic communication practices. This innovative expansion seeks to ensure students gain exposure to and training for the broad array of jobs available to graduates with strong analytical and multiplatform journalism skills. Information about the program can be found at: https://com.uw.edu/undergraduate/journalism-public-interest-communication-major/jpic-overview/
Candidates should have at least one year of teaching experience at the university level as well as at least two years industry, professional, or academic experience in areas of related to teaching responsibilities in strategic communication, crisis communication, public relations, public affairs communication, journalism, and social responsibility communication. Applicants must have a Master's degree in Communications or another relevant field, or foreign equivalent. A PhD in Communications or another relevant field, or foreign equivalent is also acceptable.
Applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a syllabus, ideally for a course taught recently; (4) a 1-2 page teaching statement that discusses the candidate's pedagogical philosophy, how it relates to their professional experience, with particular attention to strategic and public interest communication education in both a professional master's program and an undergraduate program; (5) a separate 1-2 page statement that describes the candidate's work in the areas of difference, race, equity, and social justice in prior professional experience and/or teaching, (6) and names of 3 references, at least one of whom can speak to the applicant's professional and/or teaching record.
Application materials must be submitted online through Interfolio. Review of applications will begin on May 12, 2022.
Inquiries can be directed to the search committee chair, Ekin Yasin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.