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Instructor of the Practice in Communication Studies

Company:
Dixie State University
Job Location:
St. George, Utah
Category:
Media and Communication Studies
Salary: $43,500.00 - $45,500.00 Annually

Location: St. George, UT

Job Type: Full-Time Faculty

Division: College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Job Number: 22FAC830-1

Position Announcement

The Department of Communication Studies at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, invites applications for a full-time professional-track Instructor faculty position, emphasizing in Organizational Communication, starting Fall Semester or August 2022. The department offers multiple degrees, minors, and certificate programs; more information about the department and its associated programs and faculty can be found online at https://communication.dixie.edu/.

Responsibilities
  • Teach 30 credit hours of both upper and lower-division lecture courses per academic year, primarily in topics related to organizational communication, critical thinking and leadership, interviewing, etc. Opportunities for curriculum development are also available.
  • Attend department, division, and college faculty meetings and hold regular office hours for students.
  • Work with other faculty in program management. Adhere to university policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by department chair and/or dean.
Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Communication Studies or closely related discipline required. Preference given to PhD candidates, ABD candidates and/or those with a PhD in Communication Studies or closely related discipline.
  • Professional background working in organizational communication preferred.
  • Evidence of potential for successful teaching at the college level.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to work with and assist part-time instructors.
  • An eagerness to engage with colleagues, staff and administrators to develop ways to improve the educational experience for our students.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time (9-month) non-tenure-track faculty position. Faculty service begins August 2022, with pay & benefits starting July 1, 2022. Annual salary of $43,500 - $45,500 depending on qualifications and experience; additional compensation available for summer/overload teaching. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, etc. See https://humanresources.dixie.edu/employee-benefits/ under "Benefits Summary" for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins October 18, 2021; position open until filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (approximately one page, single-spaced, about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population). Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University (DSU) is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

Dixie State University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU's non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - titleix@dixie.edu, HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco - titleix@dixie.edu, 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://titleix.dixie.edu/ or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, ocr@ed.gov, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, ocr.denver@ed.gov, 303-844-5695.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Benefits

Click here to visit https://humanresources.dixie.edu/employee-benefits/ to learn more about the wonderful benefits available to you as a Dixie State employee!

Highlights from DSU's benefits package include:
  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Dixie State;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
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