Communication and Journalism: Assistant Professor with Communication emphasis

The Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire invites applications for a probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with an emphasis in Communication. The position will start August 19, 2013.


  • Applicants will be expected to provide innovative leadership for the department's basic course, including the integration of communication in the university's liberal education program and across the curriculum, incorporation of high impact practices, and assessment of the basic communication course.
  • Applicants should expect to teach the basic course as well as additional courses in their expertise relevant to the department's communication emphases.
  • The hired candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly activity, provide academic advising to students as assigned, engage in service to the department, university, and discipline, and participate in committee work at the department, college, and university levels.



  • Doctorate in Communication with an emphasis in instructional communication or related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution is required. ABD applicants must complete the terminal degree by March 20, 2014.
  • Ability to provide leadership for the department's basic public speaking and proposed public speaking-interpersonal-group hybrid courses, experience teaching a basic public speaking or skills-based introductory human communication course, and ability to teach additional courses in Organizational Communication or Communication Studies.
  • Also required are strong communication skills and potential for excellent teaching in the department and high quality research in the discipline.
  • Salary will be commensurate with teaching experience.
  • Additional assets include:
    • experience leading a basic communication program;
    • experience/interest in communication across the curriculum, integrated learning, and high impact practices;
    • the ability to enhance the research or teaching in communication and diversity in the department and serve as a role model and mentor for women and/or minorities.

The Department:

The Department of Communication and Journalism serves approximately 600 undergraduate majors and minors in journalism, communication studies, organizational communication, public relations and advertising. The department currently offers between 18-22 stand-alone sections of the basic public speaking course each semester. Department faculty members emphasize the development, integration, and practical application of theories, knowledge, and skills, and are committed to the principle that communication and journalism are crucial to a democratic society.

Application Procedure

To apply, submit the following:

  • A letter of application
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Graduate school transcript (unofficial are acceptable in initial application)
  • Summary of student evaluations, if available
  • The names and contact information of three references.

Submit materials in PDF format.

You must apply online at . Click the UW-Eau Claire Careers link and locate Communication and Journalism--Assistant Professor with Communication emphasis. Instructions are available under the Apply Online FAQs link. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

If you have application questions, contact:

Dr. Mary Hoffman, Chair
Phone: 715-836-4431;

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by December 1, 2012. However, screening may continue until the position is filled.

A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.

To learn more, visit the Web site:

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.

Posted 10/17/2012