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Communication (Personal and Professional Communication) – Assistant/Associate Professor

Department:  Communication
Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor
Specialization(s):  Personal and Professional Communication
Search # 18-004

Southern Connecticut State University is a comprehensive university located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment surrounded by many fine universities with easy access to New York and Boston. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven near the Westville Village section of the city.  SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

The Communication Department at Southern Connecticut State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position for its Personal and Professional Communication at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  The Communication Department offers three concentrations: Advertising & Promotions; Film, Television, and Digital Production; and Personal and Professional Communication.  We are seeking candidates who can offer a range of Communication courses, including core, theory, and portfolio-based courses, particularly in the Personal and Professional Communication concentration.  Please see our website at http://www.southernct.edu/communication for more information.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Candidates are expected to teach courses in their area of expertise and develop an active research program that provides training opportunities for students. All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in department/university service.  Candidates must be committed to teaching within a vibrant and demanding public liberal arts and sciences.  Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to conduct research/creative activity in their area of expertise.  Creative activities include mentoring student research leading to publication of theses, publishing articles in academic and professional journals, seeking funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributing to workshops and conferences.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field by the time of appointment.  Candidates must also provide evidence of both their ability to engage in meaningful research activity and of ability to teach in their area of expertise.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred candidates will have an earned Ph.D. in Communication or closely related field in hand with a history of professional experience.

Application Process:

Please send electronically a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and plans, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, three letters of recommendation, representative reprints, teaching evaluations, and any other evidence of teaching effectiveness to:  Communication Search Committee Chair at COMsearch2@southernct.edu.  Please include your personal contact information along with a work address on your CV.  In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by Monday, October 16, 2017.  The position will remain open until filled.