Asssociate Professor, Communication

Florida Gulf Coast University (Fort Myers)

United States

November 19, 2021

Description

Job Summary

As Associate Professor of Communication in Intercultural/Interracial Communication, you will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; be involved in course and/or curriculum development; conduct research/scholarship; participate on College and University committees and/or initiatives; and perform other duties as assigned.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to: be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; be committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; be committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

The Department of Communication and Philosophy at Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusivity. We understand that creating a diverse and inclusive climate is a moral and intellectual obligation, one that requires ongoing commitment, not just surface platitudes and slogans. In our teaching, research, and service we pledge to combat forms of inequity on our campus and in the wider community, and we encourage participation by all members of the department – faculty, staff, and undergraduate students – in cultivating a caring and supportive community bound together by mutual respect. This commitment includes (1) critically examining the ways in which we participate in maintaining systemic privilege and oppression at interpersonal, institutional, and societal levels, regardless of our intention and (2) actively promoting changes to realize a more just and equitable society.

We strive to raise our awareness on how our realities can differ from one another based on our intersectional identities, including gender identity, gender expression, sexuality, race, ethnicity, language, age, disability, nationality, country of origin, religious affiliation, economic situation, and citizenship or lack thereof. The theoretical frameworks we employ and the breadth of courses we offer are similarly wide-ranging. We are dedicated to offering an intellectual climate where people with radically divergent backgrounds and positions may converse freely with one another, and those who have been historically marginalized are protected from hate speech and discrimination.

We firmly believe that these core values are essential parts of our department, and we are committed to fostering an environment where all feel welcomed and heard.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Plans and teaches courses in assigned course.
  • Prepares syllabi, instruction materials, coordinates lectures, tests, and evaluates.
  • Maintains highest possible standards of classroom instruction.
  • Keeps abreast of new information and developments in field of instruction.
  • Actively serves on university committees.
  • Actively participates in institutional meetings.
  • Maintains professional skills through regular professional development, and other activities appropriate to higher education faculty.
  • Assists with the development of curriculum.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor
  • Additional Job Description

    Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Communication Studies, or related area from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation. ABD will not be considered.
  • Evidence of excellent teaching in the areas of Intercultural/Interracial Communication.
  • Established record of research or creative works in Intercultural/Interracial Communication.
  • Professional experience or leadership in service to the Communication Studies discipline.
  • Must meet the University and College criteria for the appointment to the level of Associate Professor.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates approaching Intercultural/Interracial Communication from a qualitative and/or critical perspective are encouraged to apply.
  • We are particularly intersected in diverse candidates who can conduct scholarship and offer communication courses in Latina/o Studies, African- American Studies, Asian/Pacific American Studies, Indigenous Studies, International Communication, or other area of critical and cultural study of communication.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience with and commitment to the use of instructional technology, a willingness to cultivate an interdisciplinary perspective; and a demonstrated commitment to professional development.
  • Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship and service to the school and university.
  • Ability to contribute effectively and collegially to a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for a diverse student population.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    Appointment will be made on a 9-month continuing multi-year appointment basis available August 2022.

    Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

    Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

    Required Application Materials:

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Five (5) Professional References
  • The position is listed as “open until filled”, however applications received by November 19, 2021 will receive priority consideration.

    Salary: $65,000- Negotiable

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