Instructor, Communication Studies/Director of Internships

University of Northern Iowa
March 16, 2023
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Instructor, Communication Studies/Director of Internships Requisition # 52760

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    Position Title: Instructor, Communication Studies/Director of Internships

    Job Category: Faculty Type of Position: Term Full Consideration Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Advertising Started on: Tuesday, January 31, 2023 College: College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences Department: Communication & Media


    Iowa enjoys a lower cost of living than many other states. See how the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area compares by utilizing the cost of living calculator. Our overall compensation package is enhanced by excellent benefits for eligible non-temporary positions and eligible temporary faculty (adjunct instructor) positions.

    Position Details Full/Part Time Status: Full Time

    Service Schedule: Academic Year Position Description:

    The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Communication and Media in the College of Humanities, Arts, & Sciences seeks applicants for a four-year term Instructor of Communication Studies/Director of Internships position, starting in August 2023. The position will teach nine credit hours per semester, including Communication Research Methods, Cornerstone, and other courses as needed. Additionally, duties include approving internship placements according to departmental criteria; tracking progress and evaluating student performance within internships through reflective assignments; communication with employers; and select site visits. This position also calls for creating and maintaining a catalogue of prospective and current internship placement opportunities, and assisting in managing and maintaining student records and website and social media content pertaining to the internship program. Supervision of summer internships is also expected.

    The Department of Communication and Media Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the workplace; demonstrate individual responsibility; develop teamwork skills; network with professionals; and explore career opportunities. Internships are offered in the following major areas: Communication Studies, Digital Media, Interactive Digital Studies, Political Communication, and Public Relations. Each semester, 25-50 students are enrolled in the internship program.

    The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a more diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become a more equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build a more inclusive teaching and learning environment.

    Education Requirements:

    M.A. in communications or related field required.

    Required Qualifications:

    Required qualifications include at least three years of experience teaching undergraduate courses and directing an internship program.

    Online Application Required Documents Required Documents: Curriculum Vita

    Professional References: Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process. Number of References: 3 Cover Letter: A plain text cover letter is required.

    To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

    Contact Information

    Attention: Your curriculum vita should not be sent to the contact below. The curriculum vita will be attached during the Online Application Process.

    Contact: Tom Hall - [email protected] Lang Hall 316 Phone: 319-273-7159

    UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

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