Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication


University of Mary


Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication


The University of Mary in Bismarck, ND is seeking applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication, with the anticipated start date of Fall 2024. The University of Mary is a private, Christian, Catholic, Benedictine university that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. Situated within the university’s School of Arts and Sciences (SOAS), the Communication Program is looking for a colleague to serve the students at the University of Mary and support our rapidly growing program. As a teaching institution, we invite qualified candidates who are committed to teaching at various levels in undergraduate education and whose research will support pedagogical development.


Minimum Qualifications


• Master’s degree in Communication or related field

• Demonstrated ability to organize and deliver content in a meaningful way

• Upholds and supports the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary – https://www.umary.edu/about/mission-identity

• Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities


Preferred Qualifications


• Ph.D. in Communication or related field

• Specialization in Social Media & Digital Marketing, Communication Law & Ethics, Journalism, or Public Relations/Strategic Communication

• Teaching experience at the undergraduate level

• Curriculum design experience

• Active program of research or scholarly activity in communication discipline or a related field

• Industry experience in strategic communication, crisis communication, journalism, or similar fields




The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching a variety of Communication courses across the curriculum, including their area of expertise. Communication faculty regularly teach Oral Communication for the university core, but we particularly encourage candidates with further areas of specialty in Journalism, Public Relations/Strategic Communication.


To apply:


Please submit the following documents:


• Cover letter expressing interest and qualifications for the position and addressing your fit to support Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary

• Curriculum vitae (CV) detailing educational background, teaching experience, research agenda, and publications

• Teaching portfolio or other evidence of teaching effectiveness

• Three letters of recommendation


Incomplete applications will not be reviewed for consideration.


Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled, but priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by February 15, 2024.


The University of Mary is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences.


To apply, please visit: https://apptrkr.com/5056183


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