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Teaching Assistant Professor Communication Studies Outreach Coordinator

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh, Fox Cities, and Fond du Lac Campuses
Categories: Instructional Academic Staff

Official Title: Teaching Assistant Professor
Business Title: Teaching Assistant Professor, Communication Studies Outreach Coordinator
Employment Class: Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: Individual's Current Instructional Academic Staff Salary Base
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Academic Year, Fixed-Term Renewable
Position Summary:

Reporting to the chairperson of the Communication department within the College of Letters and Science, the teaching assistant professor designs and facilitates classroom, online, and/or laboratory instruction within an academic discipline to ensure quality delivery of instruction and integration of content within an academic work unit. Provides for-credit instruction in formats such as classroom, online and/or laboratory settings, including grading. Serves as an instructor of record and engages in service activities at the level of a faculty member. The teaching assistant professor’s load will consist of 24 credits/ SCH of instruction and 6 credits/SCH of service responsibilities per academic year.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is comprised of three campuses, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, and Fox Cities, and the individual will be assigned one as a home campus. Their instructional load may include and/or contribute to all campuses through various delivery modes.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.


70% Instruction/Teaching

Facilitates classroom, online and/or laboratory instruction, including assessment of student performance. May supervise undergraduate student employees or mentor graduate assistants assigned to the department. Maintains an advising caseload of undergraduate students and regularly meets with advisees on academic and career direction within a specific field of study.

10% Curriculum Development

Develops and designs curriculum and instructional material in coordination with other department faculty and may take the lead on curricular changes that are shared within department and college meetings. Contributes to the strategic development of curriculum and academic content through various mediums to ensure the integrity of the educational mission of the work unit. Collaborates with department faculty to develop teaching strategies relevant to the discipline. 

20% Service

Active service participation at the level of a faculty member within the respective department. The teaching assistant professor will contribute to service work as an expectation of the position. Service work must extend beyond attending college and department meetings. This includes participation as a member of a standing committee for the college or department and participation at both the university and community levels. The Outreach Coordinator will:

  • Serve as an initial point of contact for all new CAPP adjuncts and liaisons.
  • Assist department chair in review of CAPP adjunct applications
  • Coordinate CAPP dossier reviews and HLC compliance updates
  • Coordinate with the CAPP advising liaison to develop marketing materials and outreach for the 1+3 program in Communication Studies. 
  • Organize meetings of Communication Studies CAPP liaison team and support the liaison team developing spring and summer workshops
  • Develop onboarding materials for CAPP adjuncts and liaisons and maintain the CAPP COMM 111 Canvas Page.
  • Work with department chair, UMC, and CAPP to update recruitment and outreach materials for CAPP COMM 111 students
  • Participate in assessment of the Communication Studies CAPP program as needed.
  • Support community partnerships in the Communication Studies program. This may include support for student internships, action learning projects, public speaking competition, community engaged courses, alumni speakers. 
  • Coordinate recruitment and recipient selection of the William White Scholarship for incoming students.
  • PhD or other terminal degree, or a degree at least one level above the level of instruction to meet credentialing requirements in department.
  • Three years of relevant experience in the respective discipline.
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching.
  • Current Lecturer from Department of Communication in the College of Letters and Science at UW Oshkosh.
  • Established record of collegial collaboration that resulted in positive outcomes or impacts to multiple constituencies.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting student success and retention efforts.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of or experience with curriculum development. 
  • Knowledge of and experience advising, mentoring, and tutoring students.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting faculty, staff, and students across departments and all three campuses.
  • Knowledge of or experience with UWO CAPP.
  • Knowledge of or experience in program marketing.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • DEI Statement
  • Three references

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 February 20, 2023  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.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
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.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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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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