Assistant Professor of Communication Studies (Deadline Extended)

Code: 14702 Posted: 09/11/2018

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor Communication Studies.

The Communication Department is seeking to hire a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Communication Studies with specialization in either health communication, interpersonal/intercultural communication, or digital media production. The candidate will be able to teach lower and upper level communication courses. This will ensure staffing and scheduling consistency. The department places a high value on issues of social justice, diversity, as well as service-learning, and online teaching. The Communication Department wishes to seek a colleague who can contribute to those emphases. The primary responsibility of the position is teaching undergraduate students, including advising students (typical credit load for faculty members is 24-credits). Faculty are also expected to scholarship through research publication and perform other duties as assigned. This position is scheduled to start in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Teach 24-credits per academic year for college undergraduate students, including performing associated responsibilities such as class preparation and assessment of student learning.

  • Advise undergraduate students.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Conduct scholarly research leading to publication in scholarly, peer-reviewed outlets relevant to the Communication discipline.

  • Participate in academic conferences through presentations, reviewing, chairing, or responding to papers and panels.

Provide service to the department, college, university, discipline, and community.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Teach college-level courses in specified areas, attend department meetings and take part in certain department-related events (e.g., selection of scholarship recipients, celebration of student accomplishments). He/she will be expected to possess and apply academic knowledge that is at the doctoral level. He/she will be expected to be familiar with computer technology, including software programs such as MS-Word, and to learn others (e.g., D2L).
  • Ergonomic Requirements: The position will involve standing or sitting for long periods of time at a desk and doing work at a computer.

Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications


  • Ph.D. from an accredited program in Communication or related field.
  • At the assistant professor rank, an ABD will be considered for a one-year Lecturer with conversion to a tenure-track Assistant Professor if all requirements for the degree have been successfully completed by June 1, 2020.
  • Coursework, scholarship, and/or teaching experience in communication. Able to contribute to one or more of the following areas: conflict, digital media production or intercultural/interpersonal communication.
  • able to contribute to program emphases in social justice, diversity, community-based learning and/or online instruction.


  • Minimum of one year’s teaching experience at the college level with evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • Some evidence of course development.
Salary and Benefits

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

Cover letter

  • CV/Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Sample of Syllabi from courses taught
  • Statement of teaching and research philosophy
  • Teaching evaluations
  • Examples of scholarly work
  • Graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted at application stage)

Review of Applications

Applications received by Monday, October 15th, 2018 are ensured full consideration.


You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Joe Lambin

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