University of Houston - Downtown, Arts and Humanities
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
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The University of Houston-Downtown seeks three (3) Assistant Professors of Communication Studies to join a rapidly growing program offering a B.A. in Communication Studies with developing concentrations in Corporate Communication, Rhetorical / Public Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Health Communication, along with minors in Communication Studies and interdisciplinary minors in Film Studies, Religious Studies, and Gender Studies. Successful candidates will begin in August 2013 and will be expected to:
Teach a range of undergraduate communication courses with a special focus in one of the three following areas:
- Organizational Communication, preferably with a background in Public Relations.
- Interpersonal Communication, preferably with a background in Media and / or Film Studies.
- Health Communication
- Sustain an active research agenda.
- Display an ongoing commitment to committee work and community involvement.
The University of Houston - Downtown will be a premier city university where all students will engage in high-impact educational experiences and graduate with 21st Century skills.
About the University of Houston-Downtown
Founded in 1974, UHD is an urban university with nearly 13,000 students and more than 30,000 alumni. UHD is ranked 37th nationally for graduating both Hispanic and African-American students with bachelor's degrees and is a federally qualified Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). The University is dedicated to integrating teaching, service and research to prepare students for success in a dynamic global society. UHD is the second largest, four-year, public university in Houston and is a separate university within the University of Houston System.
UHD has been recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions west of the Mississippi and is located in the fourth largest city in the nation, home to 26 Fortune 500 companies and other world-class institutions. The campus is located in the central business district near three professional sports stadiums and the dynamic Theatre District.
Awards and Recognition 2012
In 2012 UHD was the only public Texas university named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll With Distinction by The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), recognizing outreach efforts and thousands of hours of community service by students. In addition, the University was recognized by G.I. Magazine as one of the top Military Friendly schools in the nation in 2011 and 2012 for support of veterans.
Candidates with research interests in an area of Critical Race Studies will be especially attractive. Success with grant writing would also be considered advantageous. Although a Ph.D. in Communication Studies is desirable, ABD's will be considered with the provision that a hiring contract is conditional upon the university receiving proof of completion of the Ph.D. no later than February 1, 2014.