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Assistant Professor of Communication

Queens University of Charlotte, James L. Knight School of Communication

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Communication
Reference Code: REF: ASST-KSC 2019
Job Location: Charlotte , NC
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Communications, journalism, film, TV
Application Closing Date: Open until filled
Date Posted: 2019-01-29
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Communication
James L. Knight School of Communication
Queens University of Charlotte

The James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte seeks a qualified tenure-track assistant professor of communication to teach courses in its undergraduate and graduate programs. This position begins August 15, 2019.

The School operates with an endowment from the Knight Foundation and its mission is to prepare consumers and creators of communication messages to become engaged citizens and leaders in the communities they serve.

The School offers undergraduate majors in communication and multimedia storytelling, in addition to a master of arts degree in communication in both campus and online platforms.

We welcome applicants who can contribute across our undergraduate and graduate core curriculum by teaching courses such as Communication Theory, Communication Research, and/or Global Communication and Culture.

In addition, we especially invite candidates who have a primary expertise in new media studies with a secondary area of expertise in strategic communication. Specialized courses may include but are not limited to: Studies in New Media, Social Media and Audiences, Interactive Media and Storytelling, Engaging Community in the Digital Age, and Integrated Strategic Communication.

This position is exempt from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is not eligible to earn overtime pay or compensatory time off for additional hours worked.

Queens University of Charlotte is a private, co-educational, Presbyterian-affiliated comprehensive university located in the heart of Myers Park in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is consistently ranked in the top tier of Southern Regional Masters Universities. The university has over 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in programs offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the McColl School of Business, the James L. Knight School of Communication, the Wayland H. Cato Jr. School of Education, the Andrew Blair College of Health and the Presbyterian School of Nursing.

Additional information about Queens University of Charlotte may be found at

Queens values campus diversity and demonstrates this in campus initiatives; we particularly encourage members of historically under-represented groups to apply. Queens University of Charlotte is completely and firmly committed to supporting and celebrating all forms of diversity. Queens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identify, religion, age, national origin, disability, political beliefs, veteran status, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, employment and hiring policies, or other University-administered programs. Any applicant for employment who needs any reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Director of Human Resources (704-337-2297 or

Only candidates who best match requirements of job will be contacted. The position will be removed from the website once an offer is extended and accepted, or when a sufficient candidate pool is identified. Due to limited staff resources, phone calls cannot be accepted or returned.

Job Requirements

Applicants must have at least an earned Ph.D. degree in Communication Studies or a related field by the time of application.

  • Candidates should have a strong record of teaching and demonstrate a commitment to engaged student learning.
  • Expertise in new media studies and strategic communication preferred.
  • Ability to connect with a diversity of student learners.
  • Knowledge of effective and innovative teaching methods.
  • A record of effective teaching and demonstrated commitment to engaged student learning.
  • Experience teaching online courses desirable. Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation)
  • Visual Abilities: Read reports, create presentations and use a computer system 75-100% of the time
  • Hearing: Hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, vendors and students 75-100% of the time.
  • Dexterity, Grasping, Feeling: Write, type and use the telephone, copier, and computer systems 75-100% of the time
  • Mobility: Open files and operate office machines; move between departments and attend meetings across campus 75-100% of the time
  • Talking: Frequently convey detailed or important instructions and ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly 75-100% of the time
  • Lifting, Pulling, Pushing: Exert up to 20 pounds for force occasionally, and/or up to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects 50-74% of the time.
  • Cognitive/Emotional: Ability to critically think and concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in conditions 75-100% of the time

Information and Application Process Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit via email to all of the following in (.doc) or (.pdf) format:

  • a letter of interest,
  • curriculum vitae
  • the names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Be sure to include "REF: ASST-KSC 2019 and Your Name in your email Subject Line. (Example: REF: ASST-KSC 2019, Shawn Smith).

For full consideration, please apply by February 15, 2019. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled; applications received by that deadline will receive priority consideration.

When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Queens University of Charlotte and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Human Resources Department as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

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