Communication Faculty Position
Responsibilities: The Department of Communication at the University of Mount Union seeks a faculty member to begin Fall of 2014. The successful candidate will exhibit the potential for immediate or near-future leadership of the Department and will have the ability to teach a broad range of courses from among the three majors: integrated media, public relations, and communication studies. The Department of Communication has been identified as a growth area of the University and the successful candidate will possess the skills necessary to contribute to that growth.
Qualifications: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Communication or terminal degree in a related field. Demonstrated excellence in and a strong commitment to teaching is required including a willingness to support general education. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research as well as to provide service to the department and the University. Advising departmental student organizations and individual majors within the department is expected.
Available: August 2014.
Compensation: Competitive, based upon qualifications. Fringe benefits include a 10% contribution by the University to TIAA/CREF after one year of service; contribution by the University toward hospitalization, major medical, disability, and group life insurance; tuition discount for spouse or children attending Mount Union.
Equal Opportunity: Mount Union has a strong commitment to nurturing a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Mount Union is an equal opportunity employer.
Academic Rank: Associate Professor anticipated, but rank commensurate with experience. Tenure-track position.
Descriptive Information: The University of Mount Union, a private institution founded in 1846, offers a rigorous and relevant academic program that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s 2,200 students can select from 59 broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors as well as a graduate program in physician assistant studies. Known for its personal approach, the institution boasts a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and a curriculum delivered almost entirely by full-time faculty members who hold terminal degrees in their fields.
Throughout the course of the past decade, more than $100 million has been invested in the construction and renovation of modern facilities including a natural sciences building, recreation center, welcome center and apartment-style housing options. Primarily residential in nature, Mount Union’s picturesque 123-acre campus is located in Alliance, OH (population 23,000), within 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. An additional 142-acre nature center is located six miles away. The University’s endowment is in excess of $130 million.
The University, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is committed to providing a student-centered approach and an exceptional educational experience, offering an array of activities for cultural, civic and social development. Students experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation, both in the workforce and graduate study.
Send a letter of interest, CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and three letters of recommendation that address teaching to Communication Search Committee, c/o Human Resources, University of Mount Union, 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, OH 44601; email (preferred) firstname.lastname@example.org . Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. University of Mount Union is an equal opportunity employer.