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NU: Assistant Professor of Communication

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 - 11:37 AM CST

Northwest University


Assistant Professor of Communication


Job Description:


Northwest University is seeking an Assistant Professor in Communication or a closely related field such as Rhetoric (ABD considered), tenure track. The candidate must be an energetic, enthusiastic scholar/teacher who is committed to helping students achieve their academic and career goals. The successful candidate will teach a wide range of courses including speech, rhetoric/persuasion, introduction to human communication, and topics in communication (intercultural, organizational communication, advanced speech communication, and interviewing) dependent on individual qualifications. This position will complement a program with strengths in mass communication, interpersonal communication and drama. Experience as a basic public speaking course director or as a coach of debate, speech, and/or Toastmasters would be advantageous. Candidates must possess a meaningful commitment to Jesus Christ, the church, and the Gospel. We are seeking someone with a winsome, encouraging and culturally-engaged faith. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Required Education Level: Masters


Job Type: Full time


Job Qualifications & Requirements:


Responsibilities • Teach courses in the communication studies curriculum • Advise undergraduate students. • Work with the program chair and dean to revise communication curriculum as needed. • Develop new courses in candidate’s area of research and teaching. • Participate in the governance functions of the university as assigned. • Engage in scholarship related to his/her field of communication or allied fields.


Qualifications • PhD in Communication or its allied fields of study (advanced ABD will be considered). • Undergraduate-level teaching experience, with documentation of success in teaching, advising, and mentoring relationships. • A collegial orientation and a willingness to work collaboratively with other disciplines and departments. • A commitment to teaching excellence in an undergraduate, liberal arts program. • A demonstrated, vibrant evangelical faith compatible with the mission of Northwest University and the Assemblies of God. • Willingness to apply a faith-based worldview to course design, instruction, and advising.


Contact: Dr. Sarah Drivdahl


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