Assistant Professor of Communication

Date Posted: 
Oct 17, 2013
Job Category: 
Full Time
Communication & Media

Job Advertisement for Assistant Professor of Communication

Heidelberg University, located in Tiffin, Ohio, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Communication to begin August 2014. Heidelberg University offers a strong liberal arts curriculum and professional education programs with the mission of personal, intellectual, and professional development, leading to a life of purpose with distinction.

Heidelberg University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor of Communication

The Heidelberg University Department of Communication and Media seeks a qualified, experienced, full-time Assistant Professor of Communication (communication generalist). This position will be given a multi-year contract with possibility of conversion to a tenure track position.


This position, which will report to the Chair of the Department of Communication and Media, will be responsible for teaching a 4/4 load. The new faculty member will be asked to teach multiple sections of our introductory public speaking course (a general education requirement) along with a broad range of courses in communication studies. The new faculty member will be expected to serve as an academic advisor, to provide service to the University (including assistance with recruiting efforts), to maintain an active research program, and to perform other essential duties as outlined in the faculty manual.


  •  Ph.D. or ABD in Communication or related field
  •  Two years of college-level teaching experience
  •  Ability to teach introductory courses in public speaking as well as other communication studies courses, such as visual communication, organizational communication, group communication and leadership, persuasion, intercultural communication, and interpersonal communication
  •  Innovative and collaborative teaching methods that support the Department’s mission to promote
  • communication and media literacy through an active educational environment

Preferred Qualifications

  •  Ability to teach health communication
  •  Ability to support the integrated media curriculum

Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University is located in northwest Ohio with an enrollment of over 1400 students in undergraduate, graduate and off-campus programs. From its founding in 1850, Heidelberg University has believed in the dignity of the individual and is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. Heidelberg does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, age, political affiliation, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or disability in the administration of its admission policies, educational policies and programs, financial aid programs, employment practices and athletic and other school-administered programs and activities.

Review of applications will begin November 25, and will continue until the position is filled. For consideration, complete the online application. Please include a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least 3 references. 

To apply, complete the online application.

Candidates may inquire about the position at the Heidelberg University booth at the National Communication Association’s Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., November 21-24, 2014. 

Heidelberg University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all postings.