Assistant Professor - Communication - Public Speaking - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Department Chair and the Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, the Assistant Professor – Speech Communication will teach a full load of courses, develop curriculum, and serve on committees. Teaches and directs the basic course (Public Speaking). Creates a student-oriented approach to academics. Plans, develops, and follows an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught. Prepares instructional materials. Supervises individuals and groups in classrooms and laboratories. Evaluates instruction and learning by means of written, oral, practical, and performance tests. Assists in recruitment, advisement, and placement of students. Recommends students for advancement and graduation. Maintains and submits accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, performance, and follow-up. Establishes and maintains office hours and advises students as needed. Assists advisor, department chairperson, faculty, and department staff in maintaining an effective program and attends meetings as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with terminal, earned degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited university with a Ph.D. in Communication or related field required.


Knowledge of and demonstrated competence in directing basic courses, teaching communication research methods and theory, and an area of expertise (i.e., health, instructional, technical).

Knowledge in student management, motivation and evaluation techniques.


Skills in basic course development.

Skills in problem solving and decision making.

Skills in facilitating mass lectures.


Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to a diverse group.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to use multimedia hardware/software in classroom teaching.

Pay Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

Under “Reference’s Letter” Please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

Keyword Phrases

  • Communication
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
  • Speech / Rhetoric
  • Other Communications
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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