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Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

Communication Studies

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Ball State University

The Department of Communication Studies has a full-time tenure-line faculty position in Communication Studies with expertise in rhetoric, and either health communication, sports communication, or communication and technology available August 2021.

Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate classes such as Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Rhetoric and Advocacy, Political Communication, Speechwriting, Communication and Democracy, and Communication and Pop Culture; teaching graduate courses such as Rhetorical Theory and Rhetorical Criticism; and teaching classes in the area of Sports Communication, Health Communication, or Communication and Technology.

Additional responsibilities include pursuing scholarly research that leads to convention presentations and publications in rhetoric and/or related area(s) of academic interest; actively contributing to the intellectual and professional life of the Department of Communication Studies; serving on departmental, college, and university committees as needed; engaging in professional service to the discipline of Communication Studies; and performing other duties as assigned by the departmental chairperson.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate in Communication Studies by date of appointment from an accredited institution; three years of part-time or full-time teaching experience at the college or university level obtained concurrently or at any time; evidence of teaching effectiveness as demonstrated through student evaluations; evidence of scholarly potential as demonstrated through presentations at academic conferences and/or publications; expertise in rhetorical research methods as demonstrated through presentations or publications.

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching graduate courses; experience advising graduate students; established record of scholarly productivity.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Teaching Evaluations addressed to search committee chair. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through February 3, 2021.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...