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UW-Superior is committed to making excellence inclusive in every aspect of the institution. Diversity, inclusion and equity are prioritized learning resources for all community members. We strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals. The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.


Assistant Professor, Communication Studies (Department of Communicating Arts)


Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, tenure-track


The Department of Communicating Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Superior seeks a Communication Studies generalist (interpersonal, group, conflict, intercultural, gender) to teach the department's Introduction to Communication general education course, and a variety of classes in the Communication program area at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Duties also include academic advising, senior capstone supervision, graduate thesis committee work, curriculum development, department and university service, as well as productive scholarship in Communication Studies.


  • Ph.D. in Communication Stuies by June 1, 2014
  • University-level teaching experience
  • Interest in developing and teaching online curriculum
  • A record of scholarly activity in Communication Studies
  • Commitment to inclusive excellence in teaching and learning


  • Demonstrated record of teaching excellence
  • Experience teaching online and/or using learning management systems or platforms

The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the public liberal arts mission and to quality teaching and learning methods. Willingness and interest in utilizing technology in the classroom strongly preferred. The successful candidate must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills.


UW-Superior offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance coverage for domestic partners and their eligible dependents.


August 2014


The Communication program is one of three primary areas in the Communicating Arts Department (Communication, Media, Theatre) offering both undergraduate and graduate (M.A.) degrees. Communication offers a balance between theory and practice, as well as a fully on-line undergraduate major. The Department takes pride in its collegiality, supportive culture, and progressive approach to Communication Studies (interpretive, global, cultural, creative). For additional information visit and to learn more about the department visit


Please apply on-line at UW-Careers ( and submit your application packet to include:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Vita
  3. Statement of education and teaching philosophy
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (syllabi, course evaluations)
  5. Example of scholarly writing
  6. Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and
  7. Names and contract information of three (3) references

Please contact Ms. Sherry Chuzles by email with any questions about the application process at For questions or clarifications about the position, please contact Dr. Martha Einerson by e-mail at

Review of completed applications will begin on January 6, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

UW-Superior: A Special Place:

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin’s leading public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin’s Leading Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of regents. The University serves 2,900 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and serving a diverse student population. UW-Superior maintains the values of its founding as a teacher education college through emphasis on excellence in teaching as well as service to the community and region. The core mission is student-centered and values oriented, as the institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices. The richness of programs lend to a very personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has launched a significant campus-wide Liberal Arts Initiative that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, and a Senior Year Experience. At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values is the appreciation for, and examination of, diversity, inclusivity, and equity. UW-Superior offers day, evening, weekend, and distance learning classes.

The University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of "final candidates" must be revealed upon request. According to the Attorney General, "final candidates" under Wisconsin law means the five candidates who are considered most qualified for the position. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a).

The University reserves the right to check additional references with notice given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the process.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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