The Department of Communication Studies hires Special Assistant Professors/Special Instructors from an applicant pool. Such Special Assistant Professor/Special Instructors may be hired for fall, spring, and/or summer term in a given academic year. They are hired to teach courses in communication studies such as public speaking, popular culture, public argumentation, and group communication. Requirements for this position are a Ph.D. in Communication Studies for Special Assistant Professor rank or M.A. in Communication Studies for Special Instructor rank, experience teaching a specific subject area, and teaching excellence. For those teaching public speaking, experience teaching assignments equivalent or similar to the assignments in Colorado State University’s public speaking course is desirable. Public speaking instructors new to the department must attend public speaking training sessions as determined by the course director. Applicants who are ABD or Ph.D. in hand may be hired to teach additional courses such as interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, evaluating contemporary television, critical media studies, and film history. For summer teaching, previous experience in teaching public speaking at Colorado State University is required.
Please send the following materials: a letter of application that outlines your teaching experience and range of teaching interests; a statement of interest in and qualifications for teaching specific courses; a detailed résumé or c.v.; 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, 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, during the fall semester for spring semester, and during spring semester for the summer term. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Pendell, (970) 491-6140. This pool expires December 31, 2013. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply. Reapply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send any pertinent updated material at the time of reapplication.
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