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
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.
Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
Plans and teaches courses in assigned course.
Prepares syllabi, instruction materials, coordinates lectures, tests, and
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
Ph.D. in Communication Studies, or related area from a regionally
accredited institution or equivalent accreditation. ABD will not be
Evidence of excellent teaching in the areas of Intercultural/Interracial
Established record of research or creative works in
Professional experience or leadership in service to the Communication
Must meet the University and College criteria for the appointment to the
level of Associate Professor.
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
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:
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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