Assistant Professor
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The Speech Department invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Communication. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.

Assistant Professor in Interpersonal and Health Communication:
This employee provides teaching, research, and service in support of the Communication Area of the School of Arts and Communication. Primary academic foci of the position are interpersonal communication and health communication. This position will direct the basic, multi-section Interpersonal Communication course while teaching other communication and interpersonal communication courses. The development of courses in Health Communication for both traditional and online delivery is essential. The primary research area of this position will be in health communication and/or online health communication; secondary area may be interpersonal communication and/or a related field. Responsibilities also include service to the School of Arts and Communication, the College of Liberal Arts, the university, our community, and the profession.

We offer undergraduate programs leading to BA or BS degrees, with concentrations in communication or theatre art. Also students at OSU can complete a minor either in communication or theatre arts, as well as one in the multimedia minors. At the graduate level we participate in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program.

Our communication instructors value discussion and active learning. Our goal, as educators, is to provide both theoretical and practical aspects of human oral communication as a liberal art, as a social science, as a background for further study, and as a pre-professional experience. Students can apply what they are learning in the classroom through activities such as internships and our nationally ranked Speech and Debate team.

Position Duties
50% Teaching, Advising and Mentoring---the typical teaching load across three academic quarters is six courses, including introductory as well as upper division and graduate level classes. Credit toward teaching load will be the oversight of multiple sections of the basic Interpersonal Communication course.

40% Research---maintain a strong record of scholarship including publications (monographs and/or articles in refereed journals), presenting research at regional and/or national and international conferences.

10% Service---engage in service to the School, College, and University.

Position Duties (continued):

Working Conditions/Work Schedule:

Minimum/Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in Communication. (Ph.D. must be in-hand by position start date); expertise in health communication; experience in teaching interpersonal communication; demonstrated excellence in teaching; record of scholarly achievement or scholarly promise in a program of research; record of commitment to department, college and community service.

Preferred Qualifications
Interest and experience in developing online communication classes; experience in directing multiple sections of a course; record of engagement with multidisciplinary educational approaches; experience with a variety of teaching strategies and styles; and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only)
40% Scholarly outcomes for this position include maintaining an active research program in discipline areas and publishing in peer-reviewed or other esteemed discipline based journals or publication forms. As funding allows, presenting research at regional and national professional meetings.

Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search:
Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants

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Recommended Full-Time Salary Range
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity is:
A preferred qualification

Special Instructions to Applicants
When applying for this position you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1. Letter of application indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.(Upload as Cover Letter)

2. Current, comprehensive curriculum vita.

3. Professional statement that includes your philosophy of teaching and creative activity/research (upload as "Other Document").

4. Graduate transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses. All courses must be from accredited colleges, universities, or private vocational schools. The online application system will allow you to attach your transcripts if the PDF file is 5MB or less. If over 5MB in size, send directly to: Professor Trischa Goodnow, Search Committee Chair, Oregon State University, Dept. of Speech Communication, 104 Shepard Hall, Corvallis OR 97331. Transcripts must be received by the closing date.

5. Evidence of excellence in teaching such as teaching evaluation summaries for both lower division and upper division courses, and if available, graduate courses (upload as "Other Document 2").

6. Scholarly writing sample (e.g., published essay, convention paper). (Upload as "Other Document 3").

7. Three letters of recommendation. Note: These must be sent directly to: Professor Trischa Goodnow, Search Committee Chair, Oregon State University, Dept. of Speech Communication, 104 Shepard Hall, Corvallis OR 97331

For additional information please contact Trischa Goodnow at 541-250-2604 or

OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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