Assistant Professor of Communication - College of Wooster in Wooster Ohio

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College of Wooster

Wooster, Ohio 44691

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Department of Communication at The College of Wooster seeks to fill a tenure-track position beginning in the fall 2016 at the Assistant professor level, specializing in issues of diversity within political and/or organizational contexts. We seek a scholar-teacher whose research and teaching interests can complement and enhance current offerings in interpersonal/organizational, argumentation/rhetorical, and/or media studies of communication. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching Introduction to Communication Studies, Public Speaking, Theories of Human Communication, and periodically teaching in the College’s First-Year Seminar program and the writing intensive courses within the department. Other teaching opportunities include Small Group/Organizational Communication, Argumentation and Persuasion, Intercultural Communication, Rhetorical Criticism, and Mediated Gender, Race, and Sexuality. Responsibilities also include advising junior and senior thesis projects in the College’s nationally-recognized Independent Study research program. Being open to advising theses on student-generated topics through quantitative or qualitative methods is essential. We seek a collegial individual with a passion for teaching who also has a commitment to his/her research trajectory and can work collaboratively with others. Ph.D. Required (ABD considered).

Applicant review begins 10/15/15 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials (pdfs of vita, application letter, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, unofficial graduate transcripts, and evidence of scholarly research and teaching excellence) should be submitted to Patrice Smith, Administrative Coordinator, Department of Communication, at Questions about the position should be directed to Denise Bostdorff, Chair of the Department of Communication, at

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Drug-free workplace.

This institution offers benefits to same-sex domestic partners.

Keyword Phrases

  • Communication Studies
  • Public Speaking
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • media studies
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter