Essential Functions: The successful candidate will direct the basic public speaking course and supervise Graduate Teaching Assistants and Part Time Faculty who teach sections of the public speaking course. Other duties include teaching the basic course and/or courses in other areas of specialization, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, pursuing an active program of scholarship, publishing in high quality venues, contributing to the intellectual life of the department, and providing appropriate professional service.
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in a communication field by August 17, 2017; the ability to work with diverse student populations across a department that includes a wide range of scholarly and professional expertise; and three years of experience teaching at the undergraduate level, related especially to the basic public speaking course. In addition, we seek a scholar with background in some aspect of communication pedagogy, distance learning, instructional communication, or related fields, and additional interests in one or more of the following areas: intercultural communication, new media, mass communication, political communication, rhetorical criticism, health communication, communication theory, public relations, organizational communication, or interpersonal communication. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching at the undergraduate level, a research trajectory that points to national stature, and a willingness and ability to advise and teach graduate students, particularly at the doctoral level. On-line teaching experience preferred.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is d...edicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.