Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time, one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies to begin September 1, 2020.

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students.

The department of Communication Studies is nationally-recognized for its commitment to civic learning, justice, and equity.

Major/Essential Functions: The annual teaching assignment will be 7 courses, one of which may be a one-month January Term intensive course determined by the candidate and appropriate to the candidate’s expertise. Primary teaching responsibilities will include Public Discourse, the department's innovative foundational civic engagement course.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in communication studies (or a related field); we will consider candidates who have a master’s degree or achieved ABD status;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching;
  • Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching and student advising; and
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise and/or teaching experience in rhetorical studies, dialogue, or deliberation;
  • Experience conducting publicly-engaged teaching and scholarship; and
  • Experience and interest in developing and implementing curricula that address issues of diversity.

Application Procedures: To apply, visit https://gustavus.edu/jobs and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy;
  • A brief (one page) statement of research interests;
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and effectiveness).

For full consideration, applications must be received by March 15, 2020. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above; finalists may be asked to submit syllabi and teaching evaluations. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.