The Department of Communication at the University of Washington is hiring an Assistant Teaching Professor to teach courses in the areas of strategic communication, crisis communication, and public interest communication.
This is a full-time non-tenure track, Assistant Teaching Professor appointment with a 9-month service period (September 16-June 15) each year and an anticipated start date of September 2023. University faculty participate in teaching, scholarship and service. The criteria for merit evaluation and promotion in this position give greatest weight to teaching. The position is 3-year, renewable, with competitive salary, university benefits, opportunities for promotion, and the protection of academic freedom.
Teaching responsibilities include 6 classes over 3 academic quarters: 3 courses on strategic and crisis communication will be taught in the Department’s Communication Leadership program, which confers a professional Master of Communication; the other 3 courses will focus on crisis communication, public relations and society, and public interest communication, and will be taught in the Department’s undergraduate program in Journalism and Public Interest Communication.
Service in the Department of Communication includes departmental, university, disciplinary, and public service. All faculty serve on a variety of assigned and voluntary committees; this candidate can expect service assignments to include work related to the Communication Leadership program and the Journalism and Public Interest Communication program. Some service positions have been associated with teaching reductions.
The Department of Communication is founded on the principles of intellectual and cultural pluralism, equity, interdisciplinarity, innovation through collaboration, and public scholarship.
Building on a 20-year legacy, the Communication Leadership Master’s program at the Department of Communication is constantly updated to respond to global professional opportunities in communication and digital media fields. Communication Leadership graduates are impactful storytellers, inclusive community-builders, and effective, ethical advocates who are prepared for an ever-changing industry.
A list of courses in our Communication Leadership program can be found here: (https://info.commlead.uw.edu/course/quarter/current-quarter/)
Undergraduate journalism instruction, offered at the UW since 1907, has recently evolved from a stand-alone Journalism program to include Public Interest Communication, a field that seeks to effect positive social change through strategic communication practices. This innovative expansion seeks to ensure students gain exposure to and training for the broad array of jobs available to graduates with strong analytical and multiplatform journalism skills. Information about the program can be found at: https://com.uw.edu/undergraduate/journalism-public-interest-communication-major/jpic-overview/