The Department of Communication Studies hires Special Instructors/Special Assistant Professors from an applicant pool. A Master of Arts in Communication Studies is required. Applicants with an M.A. will be hired at the rank of Special Instructor. Applicants with a Ph.D. will be hired at the rank of Special Assistant Professor. In addition to the degree, we require experience teaching a specific subject area and teaching excellence. Special faculty are hired to teach a variety of courses in communication studies such as public speaking, popular culture, public argumentation, group communication, interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, evaluating contemporary television, critical media studies, and film history. A full-time instructor/professor teaches four (4) sections per semester. These positions are typically full-time, 9-month appointments; part-time and summer appointments are occasionally available. Appointees at 50% FTE or better may be eligible for benefits.
Electronic submission of application materials is preferred. Please send the following materials as individual documents: a letter of application that outlines your teaching experience and range of teaching interests; a statement detailing your interest in and qualifications for teaching specific courses; a detailed résumé or c.v.; official transcripts; a document containing recent supporting materials that indicate teaching quality in each of four categories: written reports of classroom observations, student evaluations, syllabi, AND three graded student papers and/or student performance projects/evaluations—one A, one B, and one C of the same assignment. Please also include the names of three references who can speak to your teaching. Send required materials to Gloria.Blumanhourst@colostate.edu. In the event that an electronic submission is not possible for all or part of your application material, send paper documents to Gloria Blumanhourst, Department of Communication Studies, 1783 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1783. Applications will be accepted throughout the calendar year. Hiring decisions may be made during the late spring and throughout the summer for fall semester and during the fall semester for spring semester. If you have questions regarding the positions, please contact Sue.Pendell@colostate.edu. This pool expires December 31, 2014. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply. Reapply by email to Gloria.firstname.lastname@example.org. Send any pertinent updated material at the time of reapplication. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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