The Institute for Creative and Collaborative Arts: Art, Communication, Music, and Design at Eastern Kentucky University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Communication Studies beginning in August of 2022.
The Institute seeks a dynamic and innovative individual in our Communication Studies program within the School of Communication, which also includes programs in Broadcasting & Electronic Media and Public Relations. Communication Studies has a thriving online degree program in addition to the traditional classroom setting. We are looking for candidates who wish to participate in a collaborative community that fosters independent thought and creativity and embraces the diversity of cultural expression.
We seek a creative and collegial scholar whose teaching and research interests involve the intersection of human communication with social influence. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory to upper-level courses in Communication Studies. The successful candidate will teach both in person and online, including general education communication studies courses such as Introduction to Human Communication and Public Speaking.
We are particularly interested in candidates who can develop and teach innovative undergraduate courses in areas including, but not limited to: Persuasion, Communication and Conflict Management, Mediation, and Negotiation. The candidate will engage in school, Institute, college, and/or university service; and develop an active program of research. Faculty at the Institute work collaboratively across campus, embrace experiential learning, and seek vital connections at the intersection of theory and practice.
We are particularly interested in candidates who can develop innovative undergraduate courses in areas including, but not limited to: Persuasion, Conflict, and/or Mediation/Negotiation.
The successful candidate will teach introductory to upper-level Communication Studies
Participate in program curriculum development.
Provide leadership in the program.
Maintain active research in Communication Studies.
Provide service to the School, Institute, College, and University by serving on committees and engaging the community.
Engage in discipline-specific professional activities.
Participate in university teaching workshops and professional development programs.
Other duties as assigned
Ph.D. in Communication from an accredited or internationally recognized institution.
Demonstrated excellence in university teaching.
Ongoing effective teaching, service, and scholarship/creative activity.
Fluency with technology-based teaching and communication platforms.
Prior e-learning and learning management system (LMS) experience (e.g., Canvas, Blackboard, Sakai, Moodle).
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to present information clearly, concisely, and accurately.
Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make Eastern easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system. Richmond, ...the county seat of Madison County, is one of the Commonwealth's fastest-growing cities, with about 33,000 residents. The community provides an excellent environment for the university student and boasts a regional shopping mall, theaters, live entertainment, fine dining, cultural events and activities, as well as many areas of historic and scenic interest. Fort Boonesborough State Park, birthplace of Kentucky, is located 12 miles to the north. Many other historical sites are within easy driving distance. Scenic and recreational areas surround this section of the state .