Assistant Professor in Communication Studies/Performance Studies
University of Northern Iowa - Cedar Falls, IA

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A tenure-track position as an assistant professor in Communication Studies/Performance Studies is available starting August 2013. Responsibilities include a 3/3 teaching load (9 credit hours per semester) of classes in Communication Studies and Performance Studies as described below, and engaging in creative work in our black box theatre. Opportunities exist to teach graduate courses, direct M.A. theses/research projects, and to mentor students in co-curricular activities and creative work.

All members of the faculty are expected to participate in curriculum development, as well as department and university governance. In addition, each faculty member is expected to pursue individual scholarly/creative activity and professional service. Ph.D. in Communication Studies or Performance Studies is required.

ABDs will be considered with evidence of degree completion by 8/1/2013. Experience teaching and/or academic training in three or more of the following areas in Performance Studies required: producing/directing/devising ensemble or solo performances with an emphasis on social and/or cultural issues; mediated/electronic performance; performance and social justice; aesthetics; cultural performance; contemporary qualitative research; performance as criticism; performance as building and celebrating community. Experience teaching and/or academic training in two or more of the following areas in Communication Studies also required: Communication Theory; Research Methods; Communication, Community and Change; Language and Communication; Qualitative Methods; Oral History; Health Communication; Intercultural Communication; Gender Communication; Social Movements and Protest. A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching at the college/university level for a minimum of two years; a demonstrated record of scholarship/creative work resulting in conference presentations, public performances and/or publications; and the ability to collaborate in continuing to develop a vision for a nationally recognized and pioneering program in Performance Studies required.

Applicants with a graduate level coursework in Communication Studies, an interest in digital technology, demonstrated collaborative communication and leadership skills, and demonstrated written and oral communication skills preferred. The Department encourages applications from persons of color, women, persons living with disabilities, and veterans. Visit for additional information. Pre-employment background checks are required.

To apply, visit . Applications received by January 21, 2013 will be given full consideration. For more information, contact Dr. Jayne Morgan, Interim Head, at, or by phone at (319) 273-6118.

The University is an equal opportunity employer with a comprehensive plan for affirmative action.

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