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Assistant Professor Communication Studies - Basic Course Director

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Institution: Eastern Illinois University
Location: Charleston, IL
Faculty - Communications - Media & Communication Studies
Posted: 08/06/2009
Application Due: 10/01/2009
Type: Full Time
Notes: included on Affirmative Action email
Department of Communication Studies

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Illinois

The department seeks an individual to direct the basic public speaking course and to teach and do research in his or her area of interest. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in one or more of the areas of the department and have the ability to teach in the departmental core. Normal teaching load ranges between 18 and 21 semester hours per academic year with release time to coordinate the basic course. Opportunities for summer employment exist. Academic advising, departmental committee assignments, research/creative activities and professionally related service are expected.

The basic public speaking course is required of all students at the University and is taught by graduate assistants, annually contracted and tenure-track faculty. The department normally offers 40 or more sections per semester.


ABD required for appointment Ph.D. required for tenure. Evidence of a clear research agenda and strong teaching are required along with strong interpersonal, collaborative, and organizational skills. Experience in working a large multi-section public speaking course is essential.


Review of applications will begin October 1, 2009 and continue until the positions are filled.


A complete application will include a letter of application, vita, three current letters of reference, transcripts (official copy required for appointment), evidence of teaching effectiveness, experience in managing the basic public speaking course, and a sample of scholarly writing. Please make sure to specify which position you are applying for and send the application materials to:

Mark Borzi
Department of Communication Studies
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920-3099

The department of Communication Studies is composed of 15 tenure-track faculty and 12 annually contracted faculty. The department has approximately 540 majors and 30 graduate students. The department offers options in communication theory and practice, corporate communication, mass communication, public relations, and rhetoric and public advocacy. We enjoy strong university support as one of the largest programs in the University.

Eastern Illinois University is ranked as one of the top public universities offering MA degrees by US News and World Report. Charleston Illinois is ideally located between three metropolitan areas. We are located three hours south of Chicago, two hours west of Indianapolis, and two hours east of St. Louis. Major access is available through interstate highway, train, and airlines.

Additional Information available at: www.eiucomm.net/eiucomm.php?page_name=applications

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