Assistant Professor, Communication
Mercer University - Atlanta, GA

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Mercer University's College of Continuing and Professional Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Communication, a nine month, non-tenure track renewable position beginning August 1, 2014. The position, in the department of Liberal Studies, is based on Mercer's Atlanta campus with teaching responsibilities (seven course teaching load) on the Atlanta campus and at the University's Regional Academic Centers. The Department of Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary department offering a B.A. in Liberal Studies, a B.A. in Communication, and general education courses in the evenings and on weekends to students in the working adult programs of the University.

Candidates will teach undergraduate courses including Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Gender Relations, Nonverbal Communication, Intercultural Communication, as well as interdisciplinary liberal studies courses. Additional responsibilities in the College include: advising students; participating in committees as assigned; attending program, departmental, College-wide and University-wide faculty meetings and events; engaging in scholarly activity; maintaining the requisite number of office hours; working collaboratively with colleagues within the department, the College, and across the academic units of the University.

Established in 1833, Mercer University is a private, comprehensive institution of more than 8,300 students enrolled in 12 colleges and schools with campuses located in Macon, Atlanta, and Savannah and regional academic centers located throughout the state of Georgia. The College of Continuing and Professional Studies, established in 2003, is committed to serving non-traditional students and currently enrolls more than 1,250 students. Undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs are offered to working adult learners seeking professional advancement into leadership roles in and beyond their communities. The College offers general education and elective courses for various colleges and schools. Programs are offered on Mercer's campuses in Atlanta and Macon, as well as regional academic centers in Douglas County, Henry County, Newnan and Eastman.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Communication from a regionally accredited college/university. A record of or demonstrated potential for exemplary teaching, both in the face- to- face setting and online, of adult learners at the undergraduate level is required. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching adult learners and who have experience in the administration of non-traditional academic programs.

Interested candidates should complete the brief online application and attach required documentation including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately. In addition, candidates must have three current letters of recommendation and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work sent directly to:

Liberal Studies Communication Position
Office of the Dean
College of Continuing and Professional Studies
Mercer University
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341-4115

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