The American Studies Program (ASP) invites applications for a faculty member in strategic communication to join the ASP team beginning the fall 2017 term. This faculty member will lead the strategic communication track by developing, instructing, mentoring, and evaluating students in two strategic communication courses and one internship course each semester. This position would start June 1, 2017 in Washington, DC.
The American Studies Program is a part of nine BestSemester programs offered by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. BestSemester is known for faith-integrated, academically challenging and experience-based programing with excellent faculty and staff. The Council is a professional association of 178 campuses in 20 nations whose mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help our member institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.
The Strategic Communication faculty member will join the faculty team led by the ASP director and will provide primary leadership of ASP’s strategic communication study track and internship program. Specific responsibilities and required duties include the following:
Strategic Communication track instruction
Provide classroom instruction in the two courses.
Manage the track schedule by scheduling all fieldwork meetings with communication professionals, leading students to and through these meetings in the city.
Strategic Communication track development
Develop and implement a marketing plan to increase track enrollment in order to attain specified enrollment goals.
Conduct recruiting visits to CCCU campuses, in accordance with the marketing plan.
Co-lead ASP’s Strategic Communication study track’s CCCU faculty advisory group.
Manage the current “guest briefer” network of Washington, D.C.-based communication professionals and expand the network by developing personal contacts through networking.
Internship course coordination
This Strategic Communication faculty position leads the post-arrival academic implementation of the Internship course requirements and activities.
Assign faculty supervisory groups and facilitate faculty and student reminders on journal assignments, midterm onsite evaluations, and end-of-semester supervisor evaluations.
Supervise and grade a portion of ASP internships; this includes conducting midterm on-site visits for each supervised student.
Between semesters, update and revise Internship course syllabus, including finalizing assignment instructions, evaluation rubrics, and all other supporting materials as needed.
Administrative and Other Professional Responsibilities
Attend ASP staff meetings during the semester terms and CCCU staff meetings as scheduled.
Attend special social events scheduled on the ASP Calendar of Events during the semester.
Attend CCCU special events scheduled for staff development and member services.
Persons applying for the position should:
Hold a Master’s degree in a communication-related field. Ph.D. candidates are preferred.
Have a commitment to Christian higher education, and affirm and support the Christian mission and purpose of the American Studies Program and the CCCU.
Have experience and evidence of teaching excellence.
Possess an ability to build connections within the Washington, D.C. professional community.
Possess significant professional experience in strategy development, marketing and/or public relations.
Value professionally oriented, highly collaborative work environments that combine academic work with program management and marketing activities.
Demonstrate an enthusiastic commitment to character and professional development of undergraduate students, integrative and experiential learning practices, and conversations about vocation and the ethical and faithful practice of strategic communication.
Application should include:
Curriculum vitae or resume, as a separate attachment
A brief statement of your Christian faith
Applicants should apply online through the posting on www.cccu.org/careers and include a cover letter, resume, and a brief statement of your Christian faith, all as separate attachments. Review of applications will begin Friday, February 17, and continue until the position is filled. Consideration will be given only to complete applications. No paper applications or phone calls please.
About Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is a professional association of 178 campuses in 20 nations whose mission is to advance the cause of and to help its member institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth. The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is known for, and widely respected for its leadership in advocating for global Ch...rist-centered higher education and being on the forefront of policy issues impacting its membership and the cause of faith-based higher education. In addition to public advocacy for Christ-centered higher education, the Council coordinates professional development opportunities for administrators and faculty, serves as a communication network and manages cooperative efforts among its member campuses.