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Assistant Professor
Post Date: 09/20/2021
Close Date: 10/15/2021
Company:
North Dakota State University

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https://prd.hcm.ndus.edu/psp/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=2933265&PostingSeq=1

Salary:
$50,000 - $69,999

Location:
Fargo, ND

Job Description:
Review of applications begins November 7, 2021

Interviews will be conducted in December 2021-January 2022

North Dakota State University is a research intensive, land-grant university. The Department of Communication is part of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. NDSU has a student enrollment of more than 13,000.

The Department of Communication (https://www.ndsu.edu/communication/) is seeking outstanding applicants for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor of strategic communication position beginning August 2022. Our department is adding a new faculty member with a social scientific approach to studying strategic communication and prefers a candidate with a specific interest in health campaigns and integrated marketing communications. The current faculty members in our department are active researchers and the department prioritizes teaching effectiveness. The position will require teaching two courses per semester. The department also provides one semester of “research by assignment” with no classes during the probationary period so that new faculty members can develop their research stream. Our department welcomes diverse applicants including people of color, single or married, partnered, female, international, LGBTQAI, and people with disabilities.

The Department of Communication enrolls approximately 300 undergraduate students and 40 graduate students. We offer four undergraduate majors including agricultural communication, journalism, management communication, and strategic communication. Our department offers bachelor’s degrees, a master’s degree and a Ph.D. Strategic communication course offerings include but are not limited to principles of strategic communication, research methods for strategic communication, media analysis and planning, advertising creative strategies, health campaigns, advertising campaigns, public relations campaigns, case studies in public relations, specialty writing, media writing, and health communication courses. The department is home to a variety of student organizations including PRSSA, AD Club, The Spectrum newspaper, and a student radio (KNDS) and television station (BIN). In addition, departmental faculty are encouraged to teach and/or develop courses in their specialty areas for the graduate program and advise graduate students.

Position Description & Details:

The Department of Communication is seeking a student-centered faculty member to conduct social scientific research in strategic communication with a focus on health campaigns. The new faculty member will be responsible for teaching courses in strategic communication and health communication campaigns, contributing to the strategic communication major, advising graduate and undergraduate students, contributing to the graduate program’s curriculum, and conducting service at the departmental, college, and university-level. Service to the industry and academic community is also valued. The position is a nine-month full-time faculty position. Faculty must adhere to policy outlined in the faculty policy manual. https://www.ndsu.edu/policy/

New faculty members:

have a 2/2 teaching opportunity with one semester of no classes during the probationary period.
can propose new classes and develop areas in strategic communication and health.
receive support for travel to deliver refereed conference papers and to develop a research program; and
may have a leadership role in the development of a health communication curriculum focusing on strategic communication and health campaigns.

Responsibilities:

Teaching courses in strategic communication and health communication campaigns.
Contributing to the strategic communication major.
Advising graduate and undergraduate students.
Contributing to the graduate program's curriculum.
Conducting service at the departmental, college, and university-level. Service to the industry and academic community is also valued.

Work Schedule:

Advertised Salary: The position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package.

Minimum Qualifications:

Will have a Ph.D. in communication or related field by August 15, 2022.
Experience in strategic communication.
Teaching experience with good evaluations as the teacher of record.
Excellent speaking and writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Completed Ph.D. in a strategic communication or related field.
2-5 years of professional experience in strategic communication or health related field.
Outstanding professional portfolio of academic research and industry practice.
Evidence of ability to teach a variety of courses in health campaigns and across the strategic communication (advertising and public relations) curriculum, both undergraduate and graduate. An ability to teach media planning and analytics is desirable.
Ability to serve as liaison with the industry and community organizations, especially those who have industry experience and can offer connections between the teaching and practice of strategic and health communication.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. Ability to contribute to the diversification of our faculty and foster an inclusive climate.
Vision and ability to help delveop the strategic communication and/or health communication campaigns areas.

Applicant Materials Required:

Cover letter: Explain how you can contribute to the department. Please include details about education, teaching, research or scholarship and professional experience including what classes you are qualified to teach, classes you have taught (instructor of record), and the level of professional experience. Information about how you would foster inclusivity is also valued.

Curriculum Vitae.
Contact information for three references. Recommenders should be notified that letters will be required as part of the evaluation process.
Transcripts: An unofficial transcipt for the Ph.D. degree is required with application; finalists who are invited to interview in person will be expected to provide official transcripts for their Ph.D.
Syllabus for a course focusing on either strategic communication or health communication.
Evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Other Documents (Optional):

Quantitative teaching evaluations.
Copy of a conference paper or publication.
Diversity Statement.


For questions or inquiries contact:
Dr. Elizabeth Crisp Crawford
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Communication
North Dakota State University - Dept 2310
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
or by e-mail to: elizabeth.c.crawford@ndsu.edu

Benefits:

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

LOCATION:

The Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area has a population of 238,000 people, an international airport, a vibrant downtown area, an active arts community, and three colleges or universities. Fargo-Moorhead is 30 minutes from some of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes and is near many parks and recreational areas. Fargo-Moorhead is an affordable and livable community with a strong economy, a variety of cultural events, and strong public schools.

The Chamber of Commerce site (https://www.fmwfchamber.com/why-fmwf) offers the following and more (hyperlinks quoted from site):

Fargo named #8 on Livability.com’s 2020 List of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Fargo Area Ranks in Top 10 Places to Raise Kids
Fargo is the third-best place to move to after the coronavirus pandemic
Fargo one of the best places in 2020 for new graduates to start their career
10 Hottest Job Markets in 2020, Fargo #1

Fargo named to Money’s Best Places to Live 2019 list
Fargo was named 2019’s 8th Best City to Raise a Family
North Dakota is the #1 state for millennials
Fargo the 3rd most recession-proof city in the U.S.
Fargo Named 6th Happiest City in the U.S.
No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran’s Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.
We collectively acknowledge that we gather at NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

Will have a Ph.D. in communication or related field by August 15, 2022.
Experience in strategic communication.
Teaching experience with good evaluations as the teacher of record.
Excellent speaking and writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Completed Ph.D. in a strategic communication or related field.
2-5 years of professional experience in strategic communication or health related field.
Outstanding professional portfolio of academic research and industry practice.
Evidence of ability to teach a variety of courses in health campaigns and across the strategic communication (advertising and public relations) curriculum, both undergraduate and graduate. An ability to teach media planning and analytics is desirable.
Ability to serve as liaison with the industry and community organizations, especially those who have industry experience and can offer connections between the teaching and practice of strategic and health communication.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. Ability to contribute to the diversification of our faculty and foster an inclusive climate.
Vision and ability to help delveop the strategic communication and/or health communication campaigns areas.

Contact Information:
jobs@ndsu.edu
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