Job Opportunities in the School of Communication Studies

COMS is hiring a Visiting Assistant Professor (instructor).  Full description and application instructors may be found here: https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/23117.

Job Description
The School of Communication Studies (COMS) seeks a one-year instructor to teach courses in its undergraduate program.

COMS has three areas of emphasis for majors: Communication and Public Advocacy, Health Communication, and Organizational Communication. We welcome applicants who can contribute across these areas, but we are especially Interested in those who offer expertise in organizational communication. This position commences August 15, 2017.

The School of Communication Studies (http://www.ohiocommstudies.com) is housed in Ohio University’s nationally recognized Scripps College of Communication, designated a “Center of Excellence” by the State of Ohio. On the Athens campus, the School offers B.S.C. and Ph.D. degrees serving approximately 500 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students. With the assistance of our regional colleagues, we also offer an online MA program. We are a collegial faculty who are committed to excellence in teaching and research. Excellent opportunities exist to collaborate with colleagues in the schools of Visual Communication, Journalism, Media Arts and Studies, and Information and Telecommunication Systems on creative, multi-disciplinary courses and research projects. In addition, unique opportunities arise from our presence in Appalachia.

Applicants must have at least a Master’s degree, but preference will be given to those who are A.B.D., or have a Ph.D. Candidates should have a strong record of teaching, demonstrate a commitment to engaged student learning, and exhibit appreciation for diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to communication.

Chartered in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest university in the Northwest Territory. Enrollment at the Athens campus is approximately 21,000 students with more than 7500 additional students on five regional campuses. First year undergraduate students average in the top 25% nationally in GPA, class rank, and standardized test scores. Students from all 50 states and 97 countries are enrolled in O.U. To learn more about Ohio University and the surrounding region please see http://www.ohio.edu and http://athenschamber.com.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Michael L. Butterworth (butterwm@ohio.edu) School of Communication Studies, Schoonover Center 422, 1 Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979.

Ohio University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged. O.U. offers benefits to same sex and opposite sex domestic partners. This could be considered a taxable benefit.

Preferred candidates would contribute to the climate of diversity in the College, including a diversity of scholarly approaches. The University community strives to create an educational environment in which students refine their abilities to reason and communicate clearly so as to become responsible citizens in a diverse world.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have earned at least a Master’s degree in Communication Studies or a related field by the time of application, but preference will be given to those who are A.B.D., or have a Ph.D.
Candidates should have a strong record of teaching, demonstrate a commitment to engaged student learning, and exhibit appreciation for diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to communication.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to applicants who are A.B.D. or have a Ph.D.

Salary
Commensurate with credentials. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents. Ohio University also offers benefits to same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners. This could be considered a taxable benefit.

Application Deadline
For full consideration, please apply by June 30, 2017. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled, but applications received by June 30th will receive initial, priority consideration.

Questions
Please contact Michael Butterworth at butterwm@ohio.edu

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