The Department of Communication Studies at Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting in January 2021. This position reports directly to the Chair of Communication Studies.
We seek an individual dedicated to teaching (4/4 load) a variety of Public Relations and Strategic Communication classes primarily at the undergraduate level, with a desire to share expertise or develop expertise working with student populations residing in correctional institutions. The majority of the teaching will be online and on campus teaching also will be expected.
A completed PhD in Communication Studies or closely related field (such as Speech Communication or Public Relations) is required.
Successful experience teaching in both face to face and distance education formats is required.
Professional experience as well as an applied research program fitting the department mission and curriculum is required.
Service to the department and university is expected and may include curricular planning and revision, mentoring adjunct faculty, advising students and student organizations, and other committee opportunities.
To apply online, go to https://www.ashland.edu/administration/content/assistant-professor-communication-studies-college-arts-and-sciences
Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three (3) references, and graduate transcripts Gwen A. Hullman, Chair of Communication Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of application materials will begin October 5, 2020.
Hiring for this position is contingent on the availability of funding and/or available budget dollars.
Ashland University meets fully its obligation of nondiscrimination under federal and state laws and is actively committed to diversity in its workplace. Employment will require a criminal background check.
About Ashland University
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University places great emphasis on the importance of each individual. The phrase “Accent on the Individual” has been our motto for many years and, hopefully, characterizes well the nature and content of the campus environment. It means that our concern for the student extends beyond ensuring a quality education in the classroom and laboratory to include a commitment to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in every respect.Translating the ideas of our Mission Statement into the realities of everyday life is the responsibility of each Ashland University employee. These ideas must be evidenced daily in the classroom, residence halls, each teaching site, on the playing fields and in our interaction with others. It should be the goal of each Ashland University employee to ensure that our Mission Statement is not merely words on paper but a true reflection of who and what we actually are and intend to be in the future.