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POSITION: Assistant Professor, Communication Studies (Organizational Communication)
DEPARTMENT: Communication Studies
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review will begin on October 25, 2013, and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled.


Department of Communication Studies

Faculty Vacancy


Assistant Professor/Tenure-Track/Organizational Communication


The Department of Communication Studies seeks an individual to teach introductory and advanced courses in organizational communication. An ability to teach public relations courses is desirable. The candidate will also be expected to teach in the departmental core (communication theory, research methods, applied communication, argumentation and critical thinking). Normal teaching load is 21 semester hours per academic year. Opportunities for summer employment exist. Departmental committee assignments, research/creative activities, and professionally related service are expected.




ABD and nearing completion of Ph.D. required. Ph.D. in communication or related field preferred. Evidence of excellent teaching and a clear research agenda are required.




Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2013, and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled.




A complete application will include a letter of application, current CV, transcripts (official copy required for appointment), teaching portfolio (sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, teaching philosophy), a sample of scholarly writing, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Send application materials to


The Department of Communication Studies is composed of 17 tenure-track faculty and 11 annually contracted faculty. The department has over 500 majors and approximately 28 graduate students. The department offers options in Corporate Communication, Public Relations, Interpersonal Communication, Mass Communication, and Communication, Society and Popular Culture. We enjoy strong university support as one of the largest programs in the University. Eastern Illinois University possesses the second largest communication department in the state. 


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.


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Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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