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Communication and Essential Studies Faculty

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Chadron State College is seeking a Communication and Essential Studies Faculty member. Application materials that are required are a completed application, cover letter, resume, and transcripts. Please login to apply.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Communication and Essential Studies Faculty
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Nature of Work

Full-time faculty in the newly formed Department of Communication, Music, Art, and Theatre with primary teaching emphasis in Communication and related areas (including interdisciplinary teaching) as assigned by the Dean. The faculty member participates in the department and the institution’s communities of learners to foster a culture of inquiry, critical self-reflection, evidence-based decision making, and a learner-centered environment.

Examples of Work Performed

Essential Duties:
1. Teach and contribute to students’ academic growth and development
A. Teaching, which includes but is not limited to the following:
1. Organize course presentations through short-term and long-range lesson plans
2. Provide regular and timely assessment of student progress
3. Utilize resources, including technological resources, to provide current course content
4. Conduct classroom presentations and activities
5. Incorporate new methodologies in teaching and technology into classes
6. Participate in program assessment and catalog revisions
B. Advising Students, which includes but is not limited to the following:
1. Help students plan programs of study
2. Provide students with advice on academic issues and career counseling
3. Assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of the departmental enrollment management plan, including serving directly in student recruitment, retention, and success strategies
4. Schedule and maintain regular office hours for student advising
5. Establish and maintain regular contact with advisees

2. Continual preparation and study through scholarly and creative activity, which includes but is not limited to the following:
A. Participate in academic organizations related to teaching assignment
B. Give scholarly presentations, workshops or performances
C. Produce scholarly materials such as original research, manuscripts, articles, book reviews, musical arrangements, or works of art
D. Engage in appropriate professional development to enhance performance as faculty member
E. Seek external funding through grant and contract work related to discipline, as appropriate and assigned

3. Service to the Campus and Community, and Profession
A. Participate in campus and community presentations
B. Participate in campus and community organizations
C. Serve on Discipline-, Department-, School- and Campus-wide committees
D. Take an active role in discipline, departmental, and school accreditation and reaccreditation activities, as appropriate and as assigned
E. Sponsor student organizations, as appropriate and assigned
F. Contribute to professional organizations
G. Foster and sustain collegial relations with campus, community and profession
Secondary Duties:
1. Other duties as assigned by Dean

Required Qualifications

ABD in Communication or related field
• A minimum of two years of successful college-level teaching
• The ability to teach a 4/4 load of upper- and lower-division classes in the College’s Essential Studies Program (our general education program) and within the Department of Communication, Music, Art, and Theatre. These classes will include Fundamentals of Oral Communication and Group & Team Communication. The successful candidate will also be able to develop and teach interdisciplinary classes as either First-Year Inquiry (FYI) or Capstone classes in Essential Studies and to work in an interdisciplinary way within the department and with programs across campus.

Preferred Qualifications

• Ph.D. in Communication or related field
• Online teaching experience
• Knowledge of digital media
• Experience working with and/or developing interdisciplinary courses

Salary Information Commensurate with qualifications and in accordance with the SCEA agreement; excellent benefits package


FLSA Exempt
Union Status SCEA
Number of Vacancies 1

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F44P
Desired Start Date 08/16/2018
Open Date 02/28/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Chadron State College is seeking a Communication and Essential Studies Faculty member. Application materials that are required are a completed application, cover letter, resume, and transcripts. Please login to apply.

General Information
EEO Statement

The Nebraska State Colleges are equal opportunity institutions and do not discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities. Each College has designated an individual to coordinate the Colleges’ non-discrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to the Compliance Coordinators assigned at each College and identified on each College website.

Veteran Statement This position is subject to Veterans Preference.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you hold a doctorate in Communication or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No, but I have completed all doctoral requirements except a dissertation
    • No, but I am enrolled in a doctoral program
    • No, I have not pursued a doctoral degree
  2. * Do you have at least two years of college-level teaching experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcript 1
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Transcript 2