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Two Assistant Professor Positions

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi seeks applications for two tenure-track, assistant professor positions to start the fall semester of 2014.

Position 1: Applied Communication. We seek an individual whose teaching and research focus on both theory and praxis in any area of communication studies.  This could include but is not limited to the following: communication and technology (e.g., computer mediated communication, social media studies, instructional technology), health communication, or organizational rhetoric. All methodological approaches and theoretical orientations are welcome.

Duties and Responsibilities.  Teach undergraduate and graduate courses consistent with department mission, assist with department service responsibilities including advising, and pursue a program of applied research that leads to publication.

Minimum Qualifications.  Ph.D. in communication or closely related field by the time of the appointment. Coursework, experience, and/or research in applied communication.

Preferred Qualifications.  Record of excellence in teaching and research; interest and ability to pursue external funding.

Additional Information.  Inquiries can be made to John Meyer, Applied Communication Search Committee Chair, University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Communication Studies, 118 College Dr. #5131, Hattiesburg, MS, 39406 (john.meyer@usm.edu).

Position 2: Director of Forensics.  We seek an individual to lead a beginning forensics program and whose teaching and research focus on any area of rhetorical theory or criticism.

Duties and Responsibilities.  Develop a forensics program that nourishes the communication skills of undergraduates, provides a forum for the discussion of public issues, and promotes the university to a variety of audiences.  Teach undergraduate and graduate courses consistent with department mission, assist with department service responsibilities including advising, and pursue a program of research that leads to publication.

Minimum Qualifications.  Ph.D. in communication or closely related field by the time of appointment; commitment to teaching and research; experience coaching forensics. 

Preferred Qualifications.  Significant and successful forensics experience; record of excellence in teaching and research; administrative experience; interest and ability to pursue external funding.

Additional Information.  Inquiries can be made to Steven Venette, Director of Forensics Search Committee Chair, University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Communication Studies, 118 College Dr. #5131, Hattiesburg, MS, 39406 (steven.venette@usm.edu).

Application Procedures.

To receive full consideration, submit all required materials before November 4. Departmental deliberations will begin November 4th and continue until the position is filled. 

To apply, go to https://jobs.usm.edu and click on the “Create Application” link to create a username and password. Once you have completed this step, click on Search Postings. Enter position number (Applied Communication: 0002845; Director of Forensics: 0002854) to find these positions. You will be asked to attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a writing sample (including at least one single-authored paper).  If you need assistance, please send message to jobs@usm.edu.

Three letters of recommendation should be sent to the search committee chairs at the addresses listed above.

The Institution.  The Department of Communication Studies currently consists of 9 full-time faculty members and offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees.  We have an established record of publication, professional service, and teaching excellence.  For more information, visit:  http://www.usm.edu/communication-studies.

The College of Arts and Letters is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum, and it welcomes applicants who can help achieve these objectives. The University of Southern Mississippi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive institution enrolling more than 16,000 students.  Hattiesburg, with a metropolitan area population exceeding 140,000, is a regional medical and shopping center.  The campus is located 75 miles north of the Gulf Coast, 90 miles southeast of Jackson, and 105 miles northeast of New Orleans, Louisiana.  The university’s strong fine arts and intercollegiate athletic programs provide many entertainment opportunities.  A 40-mile bike trail and local rivers for canoeing offer exceptional alternatives for recreation.
Gordon Stables
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Director of Debate & Forensics
Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
University of Southern California