University of Waterloo Position Openings

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University of Waterloo / Drama and Speech Communication

 

1. Assistant Professor in Science Communication

2. Assistant Professor in Communication Arts

3. Two Definite Term Lecturers in Speech Communication

 

 

1. Assistant Professor in Science Communication 

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a probationary position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Speech Communication program. Based in a liberal arts faculty, in a research-intensive university, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 150 majors and 50 minors. The formal relationships between Speech Communication and other programs (especially Digital Arts Communication and Theatre and Performance) provide regular opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations in teaching, research, and creative work.

 

The successful candidate will have an exceptional research profile, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a background in the discipline of Communication Studies. Applicants are expected to have a PhD in hand or be ABD with dissertation near completion. Successful candidates will bring a specialization in Science Communication or the Rhetoric of Science and Technology. Additional areas of focus related to communication studies may include public communication, communication theory, and cultural/critical studies. The candidate hired into this position will teach courses in the Speech Communication program and perform service within the Speech Communication program and in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication. In addition, the candidate hired into this position will contribute to the design and delivery of Speech Communication courses for students in the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering; this includes teaching sections of communication courses for these student as well as service related to the Undergraduate Communication Outcomes Initiative at the University of Waterloo. A demonstrated pedagogical commitment to theoretically-informed practice, student-centered learning, and engagement of broad public concerns is desirable. Duties include research, teaching, and academic service. The salary range for this position at the rank of Assistant Professor is $78,000 to $100,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range may be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

 

The closing date for applications is February 1, 2018. Send letters of application, complete CV, one sample scholarly publication, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation to:

 

Dr. Robert Danisch
Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

rdanisch@uwaterloo.ca

www.speechcommunication.uwaterloo.ca

 

Applications may be submitted through email as pdf files or through the regular mail. The appointment begins on July 1, 2018.

 

 

2. Assistant Professor in Communication Arts 

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a probationary position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Speech Communication program. Based in a liberal arts faculty, in a research-intensive university, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 150 majors and 50 minors. The formal relationships between Speech Communication and other programs (especially Digital Arts Communication and Theatre and Performance) provide regular opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations in teaching, research, and creative work.

 

The successful candidate will have an exceptional research profile, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a background in the discipline of Communication Studies. Applicants are expected to have a PhD in hand or be ABD with dissertation near completion. Successful candidates will bring a specialization in Communication Arts, which may include interest in visual rhetoric, digital arts, sound studies, multimodality, communication design, performance, or media. The candidate hired into this position will teach courses in the Speech Communication program and perform service within the Speech Communication program and in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication. Desirable candidates will have some experience teaching core communication courses like Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Communication Studies, and/or versions of the basic communication course. In addition, the candidate hired into this position will contribute to the design and delivery of Speech Communication courses for students in Faculties from across the University; this includes teaching sections of communication courses for these students as well as service related to the Undergraduate Communication Outcomes Initiative at the University ofWaterloo. A demonstrated pedagogical commitment to theoretically-informed practice, student-centered learning, and engagement of broad public concerns is desirable. Duties include research, teaching, and academic service. The salary range for this position at the rank of Assistant Professor is $78,000 to $100,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range may be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

 

The closing date for applications is February 1, 2018. Send letters of application, complete CV, one sample scholarly publication, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation to:

 

Dr. Robert Danisch
Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

rdanisch@uwaterloo.ca

www.speechcommunication.uwaterloo.ca

 

Applications may be submitted through email as pdf files or through the regular mail. The appointment begins on July 1, 2018.

 

3. Two Definite Term Lecturers in Speech Communication

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo invites applications for two three-year Definite Term Lecturer positions, with a start date of August 1, 2018. Based in a liberal arts faculty with high national and international standards, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 150 majors, 50 minors, and delivers core communication courses to four Faculties from across the University.

 

These positions involve teaching seven courses per academic year in the fall, winter, and spring terms (80% of the appointment); and various service and administrative responsibilities (20% of the appointment). It is anticipated that both Definite Term Lecturers will teach communication courses specifically designed for students outside of the Faculty of Arts, as well as courses within the Speech Communication program. Strong candidates will be able to integrate theory and practice in courses in one or more of the following areas: public speaking, interpersonal communication, and/or science and technical communication. A PhD in Communication Studies or a related field is expected. Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to experiential learning, experience liaising with university faculty and staff, and familiarity with diverse groups of students will be assets. Re-appointment and subsequent conversion to Continuing Lecturer is a possibility for both positions.

 

The salary range for these lecturer positions is $65,000 – $95,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range may be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

The closing date for applications is February 1, 2018. Send letters of application, complete CV, one sample scholarly publication, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation to:

 

Dr. Robert Danisch
Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

rdanisch@uwaterloo.ca

www.speechcommunication.uwaterloo.ca

 

Applications may be submitted through email as pdf files or through the regular mail. The appointment begins on July 1, 2018.