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Assistant Professor in Communication Theory-096.a1314




The Communication Studies Area of the Department of Communication seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Communication Theory.  The candidate will teach undergraduate classes that include Introduction to Communication Theory, Research Methods, Advanced Communication Theory, and Introduction to Public Speaking (a general education requirement). Additional courses will support our primary focus areas: rhetoric and public advocacy, organizational communication, and interpersonal communication.

Primary responsibilities include: teaching a mix of upper level and lower level courses; advising majors; conducting research; and participating in service activities.  The candidate will also have the opportunity to develop upper level courses in his/her area of specialization.


Ph.D in Communication Studies (must be completed by September 2014).  Teaching expertise in Communication Theory.  We welcome candidates who study communication theory from a range of perspectives. Candidate must provide evidence of teaching excellence and an established research agenda. We also expect that the person filling this position will teach lower and upper level undergraduate courses that introduce students to the dominant theories within each communication theory tradition.


A candidate with teaching experience who is able to introduce undergraduate students to both social scientific and humanities perspectives of the discipline.

Starting Date




Terms of Appointment

Nine-month contract, tenure track

Application Deadline

Review of files will begin 10/15/2013, and continue until position is filled.

How to Apply

Send letter of application; vita; three current letters of recommendation; transcripts (official or photocopy); and philosophy of teaching statement to:

Dr. Carmen Heider
Department of Communication Chair
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901


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Human Resources - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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