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Vacancy at Southwest Minnesota State University

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Southwest Minnesota State University

Country: USA
City: Marshall, Minnesota
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The College of Arts, Letters, and Science at Southwest Minnesota State University opens the vacancy position of Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. The position is a nine-month Probationary/Tenure Track appointment in the Communication Studies Program at the Unit of Fine Arts and Communication.


The Assistant Professor of Communication Studies will be liable for teaching broadly in the area of Communication Studies. Teaching responsibilities (both traditional and online delivery) may include Public Relations, Health Communication, basic public speaking as well as other courses in areas of expertise (as needed). In addition to that, the position will be responsible for assisting with the active forensics team. Furthermore, duties may involve the supervision of concurrent enrollment offerings in area high schools. Faculty members might not need to engage in scholarly and creative activity, continuing preparation and study, contributing to student growth and development, and service to the university and community.


Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be eligible for Vacancy at Southwest Minnesota State University

  • Terminal degree in Communication or closely related field. However, candidates with Ph.D. in Communication or related fields are desirable
  • In addition to that, the experience of teaching and forensic coaching post-secondary level.
  • Candidates must have a student-centered approach to education and a commitment to helping grow the Communication Studies program.
  • Similarly, candidates must have an understanding and appreciation for liberal education.
  • Demonstrated commitment or proven strategies for fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Furthermore, demonstrated ability or proven strategies to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds is necessary.


Southwest Minnesota State University offers a comprehensive benefits package including life, health, and dental insurance, a retirement program, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, as well as a variety of other benefits as defined by the individual Collective Bargaining Agreements or Plans. For information on our benefits including Medical and Dental Insurance; Life Insurance; Disability and Long-Term Care; Pre-Tax Benefits; and Health and Wellness.

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Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) is a Public university in Marshall, Minnesota. It is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Moreover, the university has an enrollment of approximately 8,700 students and employs 148 faculty members. Altogether, the university has two major colleges; the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences and the College of Business, Education, and Professional Studies.


Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline31 January,2020
Company NameSouthwest Minnesota State University
CityMarshall, Minnesota



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