West Virginia Wesleyan College invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Communication starting August 2022. Appointment to tenure track is possible if the qualifications of the successful applicant and the needs of the institution align. A Ph.D. in Communication is preferred, but ABD will be considered if the degree is in hand within the first year of employment.
The successful candidate will prioritize teaching, mentoring, and advising students, while maintaining a scholarly agenda and participating in committee work. Teaching responsibilities will include instruction of Fundamentals of Communication, an undergraduate course, following the course design set forth by the Communication Chair. In addition, candidates must be able to teach in the Communication and Media Communication major classes, including, but not limited to Persuasion, Argument & Evidence, Small Group Communication, Public Relations, and Social Media. The ability to develop courses in the new general education program is also ideal.
Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan is a private residential liberal arts college located in the foothills of the Appalachians in Buckhannon, WV, named one of the “100 Best Small Towns in America.” The College is related to the United Methodist Church, with a curriculum committed to intellectual rigor, self-discovery, human dignity, mutual support, social justice, self-discipline, mental and physical wellness, the appreciation of diversity and the natural world, and the judicious use of resources. The College has over 40 undergraduate academic majors, six graduate programs, 22 NCAA Division II sports, comprehensive student life, community engagement, and outdoor recreational programs.
To apply, e-mail a single PDF containing a letter of interest connecting your experience to the position, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (can be unofficial), and contact information for three references.
Application materials should be sent to Dr. Lynn M. Linder, Dean of the Faculty and Chief Academics Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check.
For questions about the position, feel free to contact the Chair of the Department, Nancy Bressler, at email@example.com.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY
West Virginia Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the College to create a favorable work environment in which all employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religious affiliation, can enjoy equal opportunities in their employment relationship with the College.