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Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for a full-time faculty member in Strategic Communication to begin in the 2023-2024 academic year. The area of strategic communication in our program addresses how organizations and institutions communicate with the public to achieve their goals. The successful candidate will be mission oriented and committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level, and potentially graduate level in the future, developing a program of scholarly research, and participating in service to the university, profession, and community.
As part of a university that values Christian faith, the Individual, excellence, integrity and service, the College of Business at Concordia University Chicago values our Lutheran heritage of teaching excellence, leading by serving, innovative and entrepreneurial thinking, ethical decision making, intellectual and individual diversity, and sustaining a dynamic curriculum based on the needs of our students, community, and stakeholders.
Instructs undergraduate students in the discipline of communication, including courses such as Social Media and Public Relations, Communication Research, Organizational and Team Communication, Business Communication, Advanced Public Speaking, and Media Literacy
Develops a program of scholarly research and service that that integrates content pertaining to social media, public relations, and persuasive communication
Advises Communication majors, oversees internship placement, supervises senior projects, and provides hands-on instruction
Provides leadership for the area of Strategic Communication, including the design and teaching of new curriculum
Synthesizes practical instruction with critical studies, aiming for majors to have a wide-range of paths after graduation as professionals, practitioners and scholars
Candidates must support and be committed to the mission and identity of Concordia University Chicago, a university of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS)
Scholarly knowledge of the research and theory in communication studies with some knowledge in Media Communication and multi-media skills
Capacity to teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in both face-to-face and online modalities
Capacity to develop and organize programs of study that are consistent with College of Business and accreditation standards
Ability to work with colleagues from across the campus to advance the mission of the College of Business and of Concordia University Chicago
A service mentality toward all stakeholders, particularly with students
A demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence
Strong administrative skills, including related computer and technology skills
Superior verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Enthusiastic supporter of Lutheran higher education and Concordia University Chicago
Minimum Experience Required:
Prior professional experience in research and theory in communication studies is required
3 years' experience teaching in a higher education setting is preferred
A minimum of an MBA, MFA, or MA in a communication-related field is required
An earned doctorate in Communication or a Communication-related field is preferred
Undergraduate certification or colloquy completion as a professional church worker in the LCMS is preferred
Compensation and Benefits:
Starting range and faculty rank is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia University Chicago benefit options include, but are not limited to, the following:
Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account (HSA)
Disability and Survivor Plan
Retirement Pension Plan
Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan
Basic Life and Supplemental Life Insurance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage
Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
Tuition benefits (available for employees and their qualified dependents)
Interested individuals should include the following in their online application:
Copies of post-secondary academic transcripts that reflect completion of advanced degree(s) (Official transcripts will be required upon hiring of successful candidates.)
Names and phone numbers of three references
* Only applicants submitting all required documentation above will be considered.
Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation.
Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Theology, Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health, Science & Technology, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities - Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. For more than a decade, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more about our commitment to higher education, rooted in the Gospel, at CUChicago.edu.
Steadfast in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional programs; grounds... students in objective truth, integrity, and excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional teachings of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, as it forms students for vocations in church, family, and the world.