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Assistant Professor of Communication - Interpersonal Communication

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Faculty

Working Title: Assistant Professor of Communication - Interpersonal Communication
Official Title: Assistant Professor
Employment Class: Faculty
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: Competitive
Terms of Employment: Tenure Track
Position Summary: The Communication Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh invites applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) in the area of interpersonal communication, to start September 9, 2020. The successful candidate will share our commitment to inclusive excellence, community engagement, and student success. 
Responsibilities Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in Interpersonal Communication, Communication and Conflict, and Listening. Additional courses may include Research Methods, Introduction to Public Speaking (a general education requirement), and Senior Capstone in Communication. The candidate will also have the opportunity to develop upper level courses in their area of specialization. We welcome candidates who study interpersonal communication from a range of perspectives. Additional responsibilities include: advising majors and minors, conducting and publishing research, and participating in service activities.
Required: * Ph.D. in Communication Studies. ABDs with a reasonable likelihood of degree completion prior to start date may also apply.
* Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence and student engagement
* Record of excellence in teaching communication
* Experience in teaching interpersonal communication
* An established research agenda in interpersonal communication
Preferred: * Expertise in computer mediated communication, LGBTQ Studies, or quantitative research methodologies.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Writing Sample
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official or photocopy)
  • Contact information for three professional references, who may be contacted for letters of recommendation.

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by Friday,  November 8, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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