Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Its comprehensive academic programs serve more than 4,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission.
Due to our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse teaching faculty. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and faculty of color who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service. More than 40% of our students are persons of color, and a significant number of our students are first generation college students (see student profile). Thus, applicants who can demonstrate effective mentoring of students from underrepresented backgrounds are especially welcomed.
Assistant Professor of Communication, full-time, available beginning September 2019. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of continuance with tenure-track.
Regular nine-month teaching load of about 33-35 quarter credits. We are committed to diversifying our faculty and curriculum to serve our growing diverse population. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellent teaching with undergraduate students, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a sense of calling to Christian higher education. The teaching load will include Interpersonal Communication, Communication Theory, Public Speaking, and courses related to the applicant's area of specialization. Other duties include research and scholarly activity, student advising, departmental and university committee assignments.
PhD (or ABD) in Communication, or related field. Evidence of teaching competence and scholarly activity required.
Completed applications will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2019. The online application includes an official SPU application form, a faith statement of approximately one page, and supporting documents. The University reserves the right to fill the position before the deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant. For inquiries, please email the chair of the search committee:
Dr. William M. Purcell, Chair Department of Communication, Journalism, and Film Seattle Pacific University, Suite 109 3307 3rd Avenue West Seattle, WA 98119
Additional Salary Information: Compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, disability, and life insurance as well as retirement programs.
About Seattle Pacific University
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU is a Christian university fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants who are committed to its Christian mission and to the spiritual formation of its students. Qualified applicants should exhibit a deep awareness, understanding, and ability to articulate a commitment to biblical diversity and reconciliation. Women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.