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Goshen College invites applications for a full-time appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor of Communication with expertise in communication and public relations, starting July 2021.
Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the areas of communication, public relations, and courses for the CORE (general education) program, including preparing and teaching courses for adult degree-completion students. The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate strengths in thematic areas for comparative courses that resonate with other academic programs at Goshen College – e.g., Women’s and Gender Studies, Sustainability or International Education. In addition to teaching, the position includes advising and mentoring an increasingly culturally, racially and religiously diverse student body and supporting departmental co-curriculars. Specifically, the successful candidate is expected to advise the Goshen College chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America and coordinate the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest.
The department offers majors in Communication and Public Relations as well as Broadcasting, Film Production and Journalism, and minors in the same areas. Teaching will also include our new adult degree-completion program leading to a BS in Communication. All members of the department have opportunities to develop courses within their expertise.
Goshen College is a teaching college with a 4-3-1 load, and all teaching faculty serve on institution-wide committees and assist with advising, as well as recruiting prospective students. The successful candidate must be ready to contribute to our strong tradition of excellence in research and publication as well as teaching. Candidates must be interested in working closely with students and fellow faculty members as part of a small, vibrant campus and community.
Successful candidates should be able to teach such courses as Communication Across Cultures, Organization Communication, and Principles of Public Relations. Other possible topics would be in the candidate’s area of expertise and may include such courses as: Communication Research, Communication and Society, Media Law and Ethics, and other new courses.
Prepare course syllabi for assigned courses in collaboration with department chair and GC Core director
Teach assigned courses with appropriate active and engaged learning practices
Mentor students through advising and recruiting activities
Develop and teach courses appropriate to adult students returning to complete a college degree
Participate in department, school and college meetings
Pursue appropriate professional development opportunities, including scholarly activities
Complete other assigned duties
Students in assigned courses
Student workers in department as needed
Master's degree in communication or a related field and significant professional experience
Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college/university level
Development of thematic areas for teaching communication
Commitment to curriculum development
Commitment to teaching in the CORE
Interest in collaboration and service
Commitment to working with adult students and diverse populations
Collaborative, innovative teacher-scholars dedicated to undergraduate teaching in an inclusive academic and campus community.
Excellent aptitude and ability in teaching and educational technology
Mentorship of student research
Active engagement in research and publishing
Public speaking and public relations
Interest in community collaboration and service
Ability to establish positive working relationships with colleagues and students
Contribute knowledge and ideas to department and college endeavors
Internal Number: AE102
About Goshen College
Goshen College, located on 135 acres in northern Indiana, was founded in 1894 with the mission to educate young people while serving the church and the world. Today, the College is a nationally recognized, Christian liberal arts institution affiliated with Mennonite Church USA, an historic peace church. Consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top colleges by U.S. News & World Report, Goshen is also recognized as a leader in intercultural education. The College receives this recognition due to its commitment to global citizenship, economic and racial diversity among students, international students, the high number of students enrolled in one of the top-ranked study-abroad programs in the country, and the representation of more than 40 different Christian denominations on campus. To learn more about the College, please visit www.goshen.edu.