Position Department: Communication and Organizational Leadership
Position School: School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences
Part-Time Faculty to teach courses offered by the Communication and Organizational Leadership Department, specifically in the Strategic Communication (SCCM) major and a COMM 2000 course.
Teach courses pertaining to strategic communication through creation of targeted, research-based, trustworthy, and creative communication to accomplish organizational goals. Offer curriculum ideas to the Department Head to ensure courses maintain academic rigor and align with industry needs. Perform outcomes assessment activities for each course as agreed between faculty and the Department. Maintain accurate attendance records. Daytime courses normally meet on a three-day per week (MON-WED-FRI) or on a two-day per week (TUE-THU or MON-WED) schedule. Evening courses normally meet one day per week at 6:00 p.m.
Master's Degree or Ph.D. in Communication, Organizational Communication, Strategic Communication, or a related field. Prior successful teaching experience is preferred. Required: 1. Fundamental understanding of strategic communication through writing for print, digital technologies, and online platforms. 2. Competences in various communication skills. 3. Understanding the work of communication strategists in organizations. 4. Fundamental knowledge in areas of ethics in communication, collaboration, decision making, the media’s role in society, the influence process, and leadership. 5. Ability to compare/contrast U.S./Western communication strategy norms to non-democratic norms. 6. A commitment to a student-centered approach to pedagogy (including an appreciation of all aspects of diversity, including viewpoint diversity). 7. Experience teaching undergraduates 8. Demonstrate competences and commitment to achieve the program-level outcomes below for students enrolled in the SCCM program: a. Demonstrate the ways in which individuals in for-profit and non-profit organizations, government agencies, and grassroots entities use strategic communication to achieve goals internally and externally b. Identify the unique features of audiences and the effects of communication as a transactional process on those audiences c. Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of messages and messaging on groups, society, government, and organizations in the environments in which they act. d. Showcase a professional portfolio in which students applied strategic communication principles to examples, case studies, and practice activities and assignments e. Demonstrate enhanced skills in writing, listening, speaking, and problem solving, including planning, organizing, evaluating, revising, editing, and collaborating. Preferred: 1. Some relevant organizational and/or corporate experience 2. Amenable to serving as a mentor to communication professionals
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