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PURPOSE: Responsible to provide excellence in teaching through the fulfillment of the mission and strategic goals of the Department of Communication.
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2020. The position is open until filled.
Essential job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Teach major level courses in public relations, communication, and other areas of individual specialization such as media and journalism.
Teach public speaking courses in the general education core.
Supervise student internships, practicum experiences, workshops, and research in the Department of Communication.
Abide by all University policies.
Because our community is a significant part of our mission and the development of our students, all employees act as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ by actively partnering with the University to disciple students in growing intellectually and spiritually, and with Northwestern Media to lead people to Christ and nurture believers to mature in their faith.
Secondary job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Collaborate with other faculty in curriculum, course development, and program assessment in the Department of Communication.
Participate in the ongoing work of the University faculty through activities such as advising, office hours, committee service, meeting/event attendance, student recruitment/retention, alumni engagement, and other duties as requested by the Department Chair, College Dean, or Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in Communication (or a related field) strongly preferred. Candidates with a master’s degree plus a minimum of five years professional experience and other related credentials/training may also be considered.
Professional experience and/or credentials in public relations required.
Demonstrated teaching experience at the college or university level, and commitment to scholarship through publication and academic presentations.
Accreditation in Public Relations (APR through the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) preferred.
Professional experience and/or credentials in other area(s) of focus for the Department of Communication (media, journalism, public relations) preferred.
Maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintain a kind, Christ-like attitude in dealing with and ministering to people within and outside of Northwestern; and faithfully uphold and embrace Northwestern’s mission, doctrinal statement, and Declaration of Christian Community.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Commitment to excellence in teaching and academic advising of undergraduates?
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
Ability to integrate Christian worldview into classroom instruction
Ability to interact with a variety of individuals in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational and problem solving skills
Knowledge and understanding of basic computer skills
Ability to type 30 wpm and to efficiently and accurately use the computer to carry out job responsibilities
Understanding of and agreement with Northwestern’s Declaration of Christian Community and Doctrinal Statement is essential
Ability to pass a background check upon hire and periodically throughout the course of employment
Work Environment: The work environment involves working in a suburban, Christian university, working alongside those with a demonstrated commitment and personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a commitment to the mission and values of the University, and an agreement to abide by all University policies.
About University of Northwestern St Paul
University of Northwestern - St. Paul is an evangelical, non-denominational Christian institution offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Northwestern is an intentional community of faith, living, and learning located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since 1902, Northwestern has been committed to providing Christ-centered, academically excellent education for men and women from around the world. Northwestern’s 100-acre campus is nestled along the shores of Lake Johanna. The downtown areas of both Saint Paul and Minneapolis can be reached within 15 minutes, providing easy access to hundreds of cultural and recreational activities in the Twin Cities.