Department Name: 8M300:Center for Instructional Communication
The School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky is currently seeking an Assistant Professor for an academic year appointment, tenure-track position, with responsibilities for teaching, advising, maintaining a personal research program, participating in professional activities, and serving on university committees. This faculty appointment will be part of the Instructional Communication and Research (ICR) division and Information Communication Technology (ICT) program housed in the School of Information Science (http://ci.uky.edu/sis/), in conjunction with other faculties within the College of Communication and Information, a member of the iSchool consortium. Candidates will be expected to teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels, online and face to face. Opportunities exist to work with doctoral students in the College and to shape the evolution of our degree programs.
Candidates for these positions will be expected to teach one or more sections of composition and communication, business and professional communication, as well as relevant subject electives in both instructional communication (at the graduate level) and ICT (e.g., instructional technology, online learning, health IT, robotics); teaching experience in these areas strongly preferred. Candidates are also expected to maintain an active research program in one or more areas of instructional communication, training, and/or technology.
The University of Kentucky is the flagship campus in the state, situated in greater Lexington (population 300,000), in the beautiful Bluegrass region of horse farms and rolling hills. Founded in 1865, UK is a public, research-extensive, land grant institution, ranked among the top U.S. public universities on a number of criteria, with special strength in the health sciences. The School of Information Science is part of the College of Communication and Information, which includes the Department of Communication, School of Journalism and Telecommunications, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication, and Graduate Program in Communication.
Faculty positions are for nine months with possible opportunities for summer teaching. Salaries are competitive with those in other disciplines and commensurate with qualifications and level of appointment. Benefits include participation in TIAA/CREF or Fidelity retirement plans, employer-funded health insurance, and tuition assistance for employees, partners and dependents. For additional information, please see http://www.uky.edu/HR/benefits/
To apply, include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (upload under specific request 1), and research statement (upload under specific request 2). Please also include contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.
For candidate questions, you may contact Shannon Oltmann, search committee chair, via email at email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Requires an earned doctorate (or ABD status) in Instructional Communication, Communication Studies, Information Communication Technology, Learning Technologies, Educational Technologies, or a related field.
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Candidates for these positions will be expected to teach one or more sections of composition and communication, business and professional communication, as well as relevant subject electives in both instructional communication (at the graduate level) and ICT (e.g., instructional technology, online learning, health IT, robotics); teaching experience in these areas strongly preferred.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.