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Assistant Professor of Communications


Vacancy Announcement

Assistant Professor of Communications

(Full-time, tenure-track faculty position)

POSITION TITLE:              Assistant Professor of Communications

JVA #:                                   112014

DEPARTMENT:                  School of Arts and Sciences


POSITION SUMMARY: The Assistant Professor of Communications is a full-time, tenure-track position that will teach lower and upper level courses in communications, promote excellence in teaching, and perform a wide variety of College and community service.

RESPONSIBILITIES: In addition to teaching lower and upper level undergraduate courses in communications, this position will serve as academic advisor to students, serve on College and School committees, and work as a team member on undergraduate program development. All faculty positions include a minimum 12 credit teaching load and may include development of web based or interactive video instruction and/or teaching courses online and at off-campus locations.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in Communications or related field by June 1, 2014, and recent, successful college experience teaching communications courses, including speech instruction, required. Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills necessary to work collegially with faculty and students. Demonstrated strong commitment to quality teaching, student success, and academic excellence. Demonstrated ability to apply effective learning theories, contemporary teaching philosophies and methods of technology. Demonstrated ability to use clarity of expression in written and oral English. Demonstrated evidence of the potential for excellence in teaching and dedication to College and community service. Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of college students and staff. The successful candidate must be able to begin in August 2014.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in theatre instruction, performance studies/arts, and/or theatre production.

COMPENSATION: Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Positions are dependent upon available funding.

THE COLLEGE: The mission of Bluefield State College is to provide students an affordable, accessible opportunity for public higher education. A historically black institution, Bluefield State College prepares students for diverse professions, graduate study, informed citizenship, community involvement, and public service in an ever-changing global society. More information about the College is available at

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Complete applications to be submitted in electronic format only to and must include: a letter of interest specific to the position, curriculum vitae, readable transcripts of undergraduate & graduate coursework clearly identifying the institution (unofficial are acceptable for application process), contact information for at least three professional references, and a completed BSC Employment Application available at

DATE POSTED: March 27, 2014

CLOSING DATE: For full consideration, applications should be received by April 15, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.

Bluefield State College is an HBCU, AA/EOE/ADA employer, committed to the principle that minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The college complies with all applicable federal and state laws designed to promote equal educational and employment opportunities. Bluefield State College does not sponsor H1B VISA’s.