Instructor or Assistant Professor of Communication

Mansfield University in Pennsylvania

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 3, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Communication is an energetic department that promotes innovative teaching, sponsors a variety of student/faculty events, and boasts a strong connection with alums and the community. The department offers bachelor degrees in Organizational Communication and Mass Communication (including degree emphases in Electronic Media, Public Relations, and Journalism) and has a solid track record of employment in the field.  See more at



Effectively teach the following classes in the Organizational Communication major: Interpersonal Communication, Communication Theory, Interpersonal Communication and Technology, Interpersonal Conflict, and Effective Speaking in Groups. Effective advising of a diverse student population; undertake a regular research program or other discipline-related scholarly activity involving students as appropriate; make professional and university service contributions; advance the Organizational Communication degree at Mansfield University; and engage in continued scholarly growth with student collaboration encouraged. Excellence in teaching, continuing scholarly growth and service to the university are required for tenure and promotion.



Minimum requirements: Ph.D. in Speech Communication or closely-related field; evidence of effective college-level teaching experience in basic and advanced courses including Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Communication and Technology, and Communication Theory classes. Additional qualifications: Experience teaching Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Conflict, Research Methods, and other related courses; experience teaching online courses in human communication; a professional resume and cover letter; excellent communication skills (oral and written), including the ability to work collaboratively with others; and the ability to teach and evaluate students; ability to adapt to changing technologies that support teaching and learning; possess excellent administrative and organizational skills; and demonstration, through past accomplishments and behaviors, of the ability to support Mansfield Universitys principles and values of Character, Scholarship, Culture, Service ( and the Universitys strong student-centered vision and mission. Preferred: experience teaching classes such as: The Dark Side of Communication and Family Communication. Other conditions of employment are verification of all earned degrees through the receipt of original transcripts and an acceptable background check report.


Essential Functions

Effective and enthusiastic teaching for a large diverse audience; ability to communicate and write effectively; effective use of communication technology; continued scholarly growth and service to the department, university and community; and effective communication (verbal and written) and use of electronic teaching technology.  Work cooperatively with staff, faculty and administration. May be required to lift, stand, walk, reach with arms, etc.



Full-time, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 2014. Instructor or Assistant Professor rank. Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications and experience. Excellent faculty benefits:


Application Procedure

Submit via electronic application ( (1) a letter of interest that addresses how your skills meet the departments needs as detailed by the position description, (2) professional vita; (3) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; (4) three letters of reference; and (5) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three additional professional references.  Application review begins immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A pool of candidates will complete a SKYPE interview; finalists will be invited to campus for an interview.



Located in the beautiful mountains of rural, north central Pennsylvania, Mansfield University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, currently enrolls approximately 3,200 students, including more than 400 graduate students. Founded in 1857 as Mansfield Classical Seminary, Mansfield University is proud of its long tradition of preparing excellent teachers, as well as its more recent role as a public liberal arts university focused on leadership development. The University is located within Tioga County which is home to five state and federal parks, seven lakes, the Pine Creek Rail Trail, and the 50-mile long gorge of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. The university is an hour south of the Finger Lakes wine region of upstate New York.