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Instructor, Communication Studies/Director of Internships

University of Northern Iowa
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Instructor, Communication Studies/Director of Internships


The University of Northern Iowa's College of Humanities, Arts, & Sciences seeks applicants for an Instructor of Communication Studies/Director of Internships in the Department of Communication Studies. Instructor of Communication Studies/Director of Internships is a four-year term appointment. The successful candidate will teach nine credit hours per semester, including Oral Communication courses and other courses as needed. Duties include approving internship placements according to departmental criteria and tracking progress and evaluating student performance within internships through reflective assignments, communication with employers, and select site visits. The position also calls for creating and maintaining a catalogue of prospective and current internship placement opportunities, and assisting in managing and maintaining student records and website and social media content pertaining to the internship program. Supervision of summer internships is also expected.
 
The Department of Communication Studies Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the workplace, demonstrate individual responsibility, develop teamwork skills, network with professionals, and explore career opportunities. Internships are offered in the following major areas: Communication Studies, Digital Media, Interactive Digital Studies, Political Communication, and Public Relations. Each semester, 25-50 students are enrolled in the internship program.
 
Education requirements: M.A. in Communication Studies (or related discipline). Candidates who are currently working towards their Master's degree and expect to complete by May 2019 may apply.
 
Required qualifications: Required qualifications includes at least two years of college level teaching experience as a graduate teaching assistant or instructor, with demonstrated teaching effectiveness in communication courses and experience leading students in applied learning activities, along with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain rapport with both students and internship employers.
 
Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who have one to two years of experience in advising students; providing evidence of managerial and organizational skills and experience with an internship or similar program; and experience with ongoing management of a web presence.
 
Applications received by November 26, 2018, will receive full consideration. To apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu/. Inquiries may be sent to search chair Melissa Dobosh, Melissa.dobosh@uni.edu or 319-273-6118. Pre-employment background checks required.
 
UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement. Successful candidates with background and interest in these areas will form clusters to advance our work, joining current faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas.
 
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
 
The University is a tobacco-free campus.
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