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Assistant Professor (Communication Studies)

Apply now Department: 3670020260 Communication Studies
Job no: 504769
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Social / Behavioral Sciences

About This Role:

The Department of Communication Studies at Kansas State University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor beginning August 2019. As a department concerned with communication as a tool to effect change locally, nationally, and globally, we seek an engaged scholar with a specialty in interpersonal and/or organizational communication and with strong skills in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, KS in the Flint Hills region. KSU is a land-grant institution and classified as a Carnegie R1 university. The Department of Communication Studies is committed to the goals of providing quality instruction for our undergraduate and graduate programs and a vibrant environment for its faculty to develop and maintain their research agendas.

The Communication Studies Department houses a growing undergraduate program, masters in arts graduate program, and is one of three managing units for the Leadership Communication doctoral program, an interdisciplinary research degree grounded in community-engaged scholarship. Faculty teach a mix of graduate and undergraduate courses and typically offer a 3-2 teaching load. Additionally, the department is home to award-winning teams in debate, forensics, and mock trial.

With the 2025 Visionary Plan, Kansas State University seeks to foster excellent teaching, research, and service that develop a highly skilled and educated citizenry necessary to advancing the well-being of Kansas, the nation, and the international community. The university embraces diversity, encourages engagement, and is committed to the discovery of knowledge, the education of undergraduate and graduate students, and improvement in the quality of life and standard of living of those we serve.

Finally, Manhattan is an exceptional place in which to think smart thoughts. In 2018, Livability listed us as the 2nd Best Place to live in the US. In 2017, Travel + Leisure selected our campus as the most beautiful in the state. Our students rank amongst the happiest in the nation. We have an outstanding arts scene and are nestled between the beautiful Flint Hills and Tuttle Creek Lake—ideal for exploring.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • A vibrant and well-developed research agenda, high quality teaching, and a commitment to working with diverse students and colleagues and to the value of diverse ideas. 
  • Ability to contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs with a focus on interpersonal or organizational communication.
  • Ability to contribute to course offerings in quantitative and/or qualitative methods at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
  • Ability to advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students and to direct and/or serve on graduate committees.
  • Potential to secure extramural funding.
  • Ability to provide appropriate service to the department, university, and discipline.
  • Familiarity with and/or openness to community-engaged scholarship.
  • A PhD in Communication or a related field completed by August 2019.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with different instructional modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and distance education instruction.
  • Record of extramural funding.

How to Apply:

Please submit a single pdf file that contains the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Research sample (one article, book chapter, dissertation chapter, etc).
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness
  5. Contact information for three references

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Timothy Shaffer, Search Committee Chair, by phone (785-532-6849) or email.

Screening of Applications Begins:

October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled

Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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