Assistant Or Associate Professor Of Communication
University of Central Florida
The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking a tenure-earning assistant professor or tenured associate professor of Communication with an emphasis in instructional communication to enhance NSCM's forthcoming Ph.D. in Strategic Communication. The anticipated start date is August 8, 2019.
The successful candidate for the position shall possess an earned doctorate in Communication or other related, relevant field from an accredited institution by the start of employment and have an active program of social scientific scholarship appropriate for a research university; possess the capacity to teach at the doctoral and master's levels, including courses in instructional communication, communication education, and/or instructional communication technology. In addition to teaching at the graduate level, the successful candidate will be expected to teach in and provide service to one or more of NSCM's undergraduate programs in human communication and/or communication and conflict. For those applying at the associate professor rank, tenure will be granted to the selected candidate upon demonstration of teaching, research and service record commensurate with rank.
NSCM is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to its climate of diversity and inclusion. NSCM is a very student-centered school, with a very collegial and friendly faculty and staff. NSCM strives to be a premier academic program known for excellence in research, teaching, and service to students and the community. Students are active in internships and organizations on and off campus. The curriculum emphasizes both the theoretical and applied aspects of the field and encourages diversity in all aspects of communication. NSCM currently offers eight baccalaureates and four master's degree programs. A new Ph.D. program in strategic communication is planned to launch fall 2019. For more information about the school and its programs, visit http://communication.cos.ucf.edu.
UCF, one of the nation's largest universities with more than 67,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation since it opened 50 years ago. The university is classified as a “Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity” and a “Community Engagement” institution by the Carnegie Foundation. Today the university offers more than 200-degree programs, more than 100 of them at the graduate level. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region's future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit http://www.ucf.edu.
The preferred candidate will have a record of commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion, demonstrate motivation and strategies for pursuing external research funding, and have experience in doctoral level instruction, along with successful service on doctoral dissertation committees. Preference is also for candidates who have proven experience and/or strong interest in building collaborative research teams, and in developing relationships with partners in the greater downtown Orlando area.
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://eeo.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload the following:
- Signed Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vita (CV)
- Maximum two-page statement outlining research interests, as well as teaching interests and philosophy
- List of three academic or professional references including address, phone number, and email contact information
NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about this position, contact Dr. Deanna Sellnow – (407) 823-3144, Deanna.Sellnow@ucf.edu.
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