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Assistant Professor, Communication

Apply now Job no: 493398
Work type: Faculty (Tenure-Track)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Communication
Division: Academic Affairs

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Position Summary:

The Department of Communication at Rollins College, an ACS approved program, comprehensive liberal arts college, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor to start August 2023 who can build upon existing curricular strengths of the department. We are interested in those candidates who have demonstrated ability to teach general courses in communication (e.g., Introduction to Communication and Research Methods), as well as advanced courses in public relations, strategic communication, and social media. The teaching load is six courses annually with the possibility of summer teaching, if desired.

A Ph.D. in Communication and at least three years of teaching experience (as instructor of record) is required. A record of outstanding teaching and a commitment to undergraduate education are required. The successful candidate will also have an active research agenda and be willing to participate in service within the department and College. Preference will be given to scholars who can contribute actively to our commitment to community engagement courses and synergistic relationships with other interdisciplinary majors on campus (e.g. Social Innovation, Asian Studies, etc).

Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply. The Department of Communication offers a major/minor in Communication Studies at Rollins College and a major/minor in Communication Studies in the Hamilton Holt School, the evening program for non-traditional students. For additional information, please visit the Department of Communication website: http://www.rollins.edu/communication.

Founded in 1885, Rollins is Florida’s oldest recognized college. Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, residential liberal arts college.  The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation’s most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. For the last 10 years, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rollins No. 1 or No. 2 among southern regional universities. Rollins is one of only 36 Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the world. For additional information, please visit the College website at www.rollins.edu.

Minimum Qualifications and Education: 

  • Ph.D. in Communication.
  • At least three years of teaching experience (as instructor of record).
  • A record of outstanding teaching and a commitment to undergraduate education.
  • Have an active research agenda and be willing to participate in service within the department and College.
  • Preference will be given to scholars who can contribute actively to our commitment to community engagement courses and synergistic relationships with other interdisciplinary majors on campus (e.g. Social Innovation, Asian Studies, etc).

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants must apply online via the College's employment website and upload the following materials as follows:

  1. Letter of application: Rollins is committed to creating a just, diverse, and inclusive learning community. In your letter, discuss how you can contribute to this commitment through your teaching, scholarship, service (at the college, community and professional levels), and presence on campus. Include examples of ways you have already addressed this commitment in your previous and current experience or would like to in the future.
  2. Curriculum vita
  3. Evidence of teaching excellence including a statement of teaching philosophy and sample course evaluations
  4. Provide three reference names and email addresses on application

**Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.**

Inquiries can be directed to:
Dr. Mattea Garcia
Chair of Search Committee
mgarcia@rollins.edu

About Rollins College:

Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. to learn more, please click here.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

Benefits &
Perks:

  • Paid Holidays and College Closure Days
  • Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)
  • 100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)
  • 100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • 11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
  • FREE On-Campus Parking
  • FREE Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)
  • FREE Full Tuition for Employees and their Families
  • Pet Insurance
  • 100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching
  • Plus More!

Additional Perks:

  • Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards and more)
  • FREE E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities
  • IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)
  • College Bookstore Discounts 
  • Annual Service Awards & Recognition Programs
  • Discover what it's like to live in Orlando: Live, Work, Play and Learn
  • Plus More!

Click here to review our full benefits package.

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Service Months:

9

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Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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