Sunday, October 18, 2009


Sharon Chuzles,

(Assistant Professor of Speech Communication)
Inclusive excellence and diversity are valued assets at UW-Superior, and we strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals. The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Speech Communication, tenure-track

DUTIES: The Department of Communicating Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Superior seeks a dynamic, energetic, and talented Speech Communication generalist to teach a variety of classes including interpersonal, group, communication theory, and intercultural communication at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in addition to our Introduction to Communication general education course. This position is split equally between teaching on campus and teaching on-line communication courses in our distance learning degree program (.5/.5). Duties also include academic, senior capstone, and graduate thesis advising, curriculum development, university committee and service work, as well as the active production of scholarship in the applicant's research area.


* Ph.D. in Speech Communication/Communication Studies by appointment start date
* University level teaching experience.
* Demonstrated commitment to quality teaching and learning methods.
* The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging.
* Willingness and interest in utilizing technology in the classroom.
* In addition, the candidate must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills.
* Candidates who incorporate issues of inclusive excellence and diversity within their curriculum.


* Experience teaching in Communication online and/or using online course management systems or learning platforms to enhance student learning.
* Strong commitment to teaching and scholarship informed by critical cultural perspectives.

SALARY: UW-S offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance coverage for domestic partners and their eligible dependents.

STARTING DATE: August 26, 2010

INFORMATION: For additional information visit and to learn more about the department visit, or contact the Department of Communicating Arts at (715) 394-8369,

HOW TO APPLY: Send (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vita, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) example of scholarly writing, (5) evidence of teaching excellence, (6) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and (7) names and contact information of three references to:
Speech Comm Search & Screen Committee
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Communicating Arts Department
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880-4500

Review of completed applications will commence on January 4, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.

UW-Superior: A Special Place:
The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin's leading public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin's Leading Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of regents. The University serves 2,900 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and serving a diverse student population. UW-Superior maintains the values of its founding as a teacher education college through emphasis on excellence in teaching as well as service to the community and region. The core mission is student-centered and values oriented, as the institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices. The richness of programs lend to a v!
ery personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values are mutual respect and appreciation for inclusive excellence and diversity.

The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request.

The University reserves the right to check additional references with notice given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the process.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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UW-Superior is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

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