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Assistant Professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies – Organizational Communication
The Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Illinois College announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Organizational Communication, to begin Fall 2015. The candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas of study: business consulting, training and development, strategic and corporate communication, digital and social media, organizational leadership, and/or another specialized area of expertise. As part of a 3-3 teaching load, the candidate will teach Business Communication, multiple sections of public speaking, and one or more courses in the areas listed above. The ideal candidate will also have a strong background in quantitative analysis in order to develop and teach a new departmental course in research methods. Additionally, applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, scholarship, and service. Preference will be given to candidates with an earned Ph.D.; however, ABD applicants will also be seriously considered.

Illinois College is a residential, private liberal arts college located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 70 miles northeast of Saint Louis, Missouri, and 30 miles west of Springfield, the Illinois State Capital. True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. Illinois College promotes academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity through an increasingly diverse student population, currently comprised of 26 percent underrepresented students. The College develops in its students qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service, fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a C.V., evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching philosophy, syllabi, course evaluations), undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of research philosophy, and three letters of reference to the Office of Academic Affairs, Attn: Communication Faculty Search Committee, 1101 W. College Ave, Jacksonville, IL 62650. Electronic submissions are encouraged; please send materials in PDF format

Review of applications begins October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer, encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women, and offers benefits to same-sex domestic partners.

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