Communication - Assistant Professor/Instructor of Strategic Communication

The Department of Communication at Bradley University seeks a dynamic and creative candidate to join a highly productive team of interdisciplinary colleagues in fall of 2013.  Preference will be given to candidates who understand how new media are reshaping mass communication in the 21st century, and can teach the art and skill of persuasion within digital, interactive and Web-based media.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of lower and upper division undergraduate courses in advertising and public relations including writing, principles and campaigns. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach additional communication courses such as communication theory and/or communication research methods.  Experience in sports communication is a plus.

We seek a candidate who will advise program majors, engage in scholarship and help develop innovative approaches to communication education in a global environment. The ideal candidate will be one who reaches across academic disciplines and institutions to collaborate with colleagues in other departments, universities, and corporate entities.

This position may be either a tenure-track or temporary (one year non tenure-track) appointment.

For a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor, an appropriate terminal degree and teaching experience are required. ABDs and applicants demonstrating progress toward a terminal degree will be considered, but are only eligible for tenure-track and assistant professor status upon completion of the terminal degree.  Professional experience and a record of successful scholarship (research and/or creative production) are preferred.

For a temporary (non tenure-track) appointment at the rank of instructor an appropriate Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with substantial professional experience are required.  Appointment is for one year with the possibility of annual renewal. College-level teaching experience is preferred.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application addressing the position qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, samples of publication and/or creative work electronically and current letters of recommendation via U. S. mail to:      

                                                Dr. Ali Zohoori, Search Chair

                                                Department of Communication

                                                Bradley University

                                                Peoria, IL  61625

                                                zohoori@bradley.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.   Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University, highly rated by U.S. News and World Report, is an independent, comprehensive university enrolling 6,000 students, 5,000 in undergraduate programs.  Founded in 1897, it is among the finest universities in the Midwest. Bradley combines the advantages of larger research universities with those of smaller liberal arts colleges. 

The Department of Communication, one of the departments in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, is the largest department in the university with approximately 500 students.  Concentrations in advertising, journalism, public relations, organizational communication, television arts and sports communication are offered.  The department is housed in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center, a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art facility.  The facility houses multimedia computer labs, videoconference facilities, Internet-2 connectivity, digital audio and video editing facilities, and high-end multimedia equipped classrooms.  Peoria is a metropolitan area of 350,000 people located midway between Chicago and St. Louis.  A locally active arts community includes ballet, symphony, and theater.  The region supports a daily newspaper, several weeklies, six television stations, more than two-dozen radio stations.  Peoria is home to several companies with international operations and major medical facilities.

For additional information about the University and the Slane College of Communication and Fine Arts visit www.bradley.edu or www.slane.bradley.edu/communication.

Bradley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.