The Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Texas invites applications for a full-time lecturer who will serve as the department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies beginning August 2020. We seek a faculty interested in guiding a growing and diverse population of undergraduates through a multifaceted, exciting, and challenging program of study.
The faculty will teach one course per semester, coordinate undergraduate advising in the department, and direct the department’s efforts to support the academic success of its undergraduates.
- Lecture and oversee teaching assists for Communication Perspectives, a research and writing course in which undergraduate students learn concepts and skills necessary to review communication research, engage in critical research about communication phenomena, and how to write a research proposal;
- Provide academic advising to majors/minors in such areas as program planning, internships, course load, study abroad, and options available to majors after graduation;
- Manage an orientation program for new majors/minors;
- Manage requirements for the undergraduate major and minor, participate in program/accreditation reviews, and coordinate with our College;
- Participate in and coordinate events that connect students with faculty and with university organizations including those held by our College;
- Develop and manage retention and recruitment efforts in coordination with the department chair;
- Participate in service to the department and University
THE DEPARTMENT: Communication Studies is a collegial and growing department with strong traditions in interpersonal, digital, and organizational communication, rhetorical studies, and performance studies. It offers BA with more than 400 majors as well as an MA/MS program. The department is committed to broader university initiatives aimed at cultivating a diverse and inclusive educational environment. The graduate faculty has been enhanced significantly in the past several years, and the administration has committed to ongoing programmatic expansion by supporting a student learning center, a performance space, and a Communication Library.
THE UNIVERSITY: The University of North Texas is a student-centered public research university with over 39,000 students. A Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university, UNT graduates 8,500 students each year from its 14 colleges and schools and offers 105 bachelors’, 88 masters’ and 37 doctoral degree programs. UNT is one of the nation’s most diverse universities with 9,300 Latinx students and 5,400 African American students. UNT expects to soon be designated as both a Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution and stands committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the institutional pursuit of academic excellence. Located just 36 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth, the country’s 4th largest metropolitan area, UNT fosters meaningful partnerships with organizations throughout the larger DFW community.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices. An MA or MS degree in communication or a closely related discipline including experience teaching college courses is required at the time of appointment.