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Instructor Position Opening in Organizational Communication at Mansfield University

Organizational Communication Department of Communication Temporary, Full-Time or Part-Time Instructor Position – 2017/18 academic year
April 5, 2017

The Department of Communication is an energetic department that sponsors a variety of student/faculty events, promotes innovative teaching, and boasts a strong connection with alums and the community. The department offers bachelor degrees in Organizational Communication and Mass Communication (including degree emphases in Electronic Media, Public Relations, and Sports Information) and has a solid track record of employment in the field. See more at

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to primarily teach courses to support Mansfield University’s General Education program, including Oral Communication, Public Speaking, or Speaking Effectively in Groups. The candidate may also be responsible for teaching Communication Training and Development. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, maintain a minimum of one to five office hours per week, and participate in departmental activities.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications: MA/MS in Communication, Organizational Communication, Speech Communication, or Human Communication; evidence of effective college-level teaching experience in Oral Communication and Public Speaking; and completion of successful SKYPE and campus interviews which will include a demonstration of relevant knowledge and skills. Additional qualifications: Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) including the ability to work collaboratively with others; and the ability to teach and evaluate students; ability to adapt to changing technologies that support teaching and learning; possess excellent administrative and organizational skills; and demonstration, through past accomplishments and behaviors, of the ability to support Mansfield University’s principles and values of Character, Scholarship, Culture, Service ( and the University’s strong student-centered vision and mission. Preferred: ABD or PhD in Communication or related field and genuine interest in connecting with students. Other conditions of employment are verification of all earned degrees through the receipt of original transcripts, acceptable background clearance reports, authorization to be employed in the United States or the ability to obtain prior to commencement of employment, and positive references.

Essential Functions: Effective and enthusiastic teaching for a large diverse audience; ability to communicate and write effectively; effective use of communication technology; and service to the department, university and community; and effective communication (verbal and written) and use of electronic teaching technology. Work cooperatively with staff, faculty and administration. May be required to lift, stand, walk, reach with arms, etc.

Status: Temporary Full-Time or Part-Time (75-100%) position for the 2017-18 academic year. Instructor rank. Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications and experience. Full faculty benefits:

Application Procedure: Submit via electronic application: a letter of interest that addresses how your qualifications/skills meet the department’s needs as detailed by the position description. Include a statement of teaching philosophy; summary of evaluations in classroom teaching; materials that provide evidence of effective teaching; curriculum vitae; copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Application review begins immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Setting: Located in the beautiful mountains of rural, north central Pennsylvania, Mansfield University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education currently enrolls approximately 2,200 students. Founded in 1857 as Mansfield Classical Seminary, Mansfield University is proud of its long tradition of preparing excellent teachers, as well as its more recent role as Pennsylvania’s premier public liberal arts university. The University is located in Tioga County which features five state and federal parks, seven lakes, the Pine Creek Rail Trail, and the 50-mile long gorge of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. It is an hour south of the Finger Lakes wine region of upstate New York.