Assistant Teaching Professor for Strategic Communication

University of Pittsburgh

The Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh seeks a dedicated teacher in the area of strategic communication capable of teaching the Department’s basic Communication and Society class, one of three large introductory communication classes which primarily focuses on organizational communication and interpersonal communication, and developing, revising, and teaching courses in the areas of business communication, public relations, marketing, and advertising. We seek candidates with experience using a variety of digital communication platforms, engaging diverse and/or underrepresented audiences, and designing communication courses with public-facing outcomes.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with public or private sector organizations; professional experience in a strategic communication role is a plus. A strong teaching record at the college level is required. Interests in advising and/or program-level curriculum development are a plus. This is a one-year, appointment stream position with possibility of renewal subject to performance review. Starting date for the position is September 1, 2024 (though the term begins in August). Salary, scholarly assistance, and benefits are competitive. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different-sex domestic partners. A complete application will include a curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement on diversity and inclusion, sample course syllabi and course assignments, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to with the position title, Assistant Teaching Professor of Strategic Communication, in the subject heading. This position is dependent on budgetary approval.

Teaching Professors are voting members of the Department’s faculty and can participate in Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and broader University governance. The intellectual and pedagogical environment at the University of Pittsburgh provides ample opportunities for substantive conversations regarding teaching excellence, including Speaking in the Disciplines, Writing in the Disciplines, and the University Center for Teaching and Learning. A PhD in Communication or a related field is required.

In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2023. The Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh is committed to cultivating a fundamentally diverse, inclusive, supportive, and self-reflexive environment for all its undergraduate, graduate, staff, and faculty members. We also strive to bring intellectual curiosity, skill, and dedication to the question of how to generate and maintain a just and equitable scholarly community. The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

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