Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Studies — 1-Year Visiting Position

Date Posted
December 11, 2019
Job Description

The Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor of Communication Studies with expertise in communication, culture, and social justice who has areas of interest in one or more of the following areas:  journalism, communication pedagogy, global issues and social justice. The position will begin in August 2020. 

 The Department has four full-time Communication Studies faculty members and graduates approximately 30-35 majors annually. For more information, see

 We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations.

 The successful candidate will teach introductory courses such as Introduction to Communication Studies and Public Speaking, as well as upper-level courses in their area of specialty. In addition, the successful candidate will advise Senior Independent Study thesis projects, which may be qualitative and/or quantitative in methodology, for a total teaching load of 3-3.  Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but a Ph.D. is preferred. Prior teaching is desirable, and applicants should provide evidence of their ability to teach introductory and upper-level courses.

Applicants should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; evidence of strong teaching (such as teaching philosophy or course evaluations) and research (such as research statement and writing sample of 25 pages or less); a statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community; and three reference letters through Interfolio.  If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Patrice Smith, Administrative Coordinator, Dept. of Communication, at  Review of applications will begin January 20, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Denise Bostdorff, Chair of the Department of Communication, at

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