Assistant or Associate Professor of Communication

Pikeville, Kentucky, United States

Job description

The University of Pikeville is seeking applicants for a full-time, nine-month, faculty appointment in the field of communication starting August 2018. Rank and salary will be based on qualifications. Applicants must have a strong commitment to teaching in a small university setting and the ability to work effectively with others in a collegial environment dedicated to student learning.

The successful applicant will be a generalist who is prepared to teach across a broad range of communication courses for both majors and non-majors at the undergraduate level. In particular, candidates should have the interest and ability to teach communication theory courses at both the introductory and advanced levels. While most classes are offered face-to-face, the University does offer classes through other modalities including hybrid and fully online. Faculty may have part of their teaching load assigned to these other modalities. The position also requires advising students, providing service to the University community, assisting with departmental activities, and continuing scholarly growth and development. A doctorate in communication is required. Applicants with ABD status who will be completing prior to August 2018 will be considered.

How to apply

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume or vitae, copies of their transcripts, a personal statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Important Notes:

Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5216.

Founded in 1889 by Presbyterians, the University of Pikeville is committed to offering a broad liberal arts and sciences education. This foundation provides opportunities for students to develop their full academic and personal potential and prepare for specific careers.