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Communication – Assistant Professor – Qualitative
APPOINTMENT: August 2010.
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have research experience and expertise in qualitative research methodologies; experience in using and/or teaching the techniques of interviews, focus groups, and participant observation; and the ability to teach in one of the following areas: communication theories, organizational communication, or persuasion. The candidate must also have experience teaching at the college/university level and the ability to design coursework for the curricular needs of the department. The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate teaching excellence and articulate a research program. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in the Communication discipline to be hired at the Assistant Professor rank. An ABD candidate will be considered at the Instructor rank with the understanding that the terminal degree must be completed within one year of hire.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Research or teaching interests in information and communication technologies/emerging technologies.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Communication seeks an individual to teach qualitative research methodologies in a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor or Instructor in Communication. The individual hired will teach undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate will also engage in scholarly/professional activities and provide service. The faculty member will be located on the Macomb campus and may be asked to teach long-distance learning classes to the WIU-Quad Cities campus via the university’s CODEC system. Teaching responsibilities will include qualitative research methodologies; the teaching load is 3/3.
RANK & SALARY: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/hr/index/shtml#benefits.
THE DEPARTMENT:The successful candidate will join a Department of Communication faculty of 20 and approximately 500 undergraduate and 20 graduate (master’s level) students at the Macomb campus. The department is one of the largest departments in the University. We continue to grow into a vibrant, diverse community where research is nurtured and curriculum development is expanding. The Department of Communication faculty members are dedicated to the continued development of a high quality and critical learning environment where faculty and students advance the theoretical understanding of communication, promote core communication competencies, and apply the theory and competencies in a variety of contexts within a diverse and technological world. The department aspires to produce highly qualified graduates who are prepared to successfully enter a global work force and/or to pursue advanced degrees. Furthermore, the WIU-QC minor program, which was initiated three years ago, is!
currently being developed into a major program. For more information about the department see: http://www.wiu.edu/comm/ .
THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as one of the “Best in the Midwest Colleges” by The Princeton Review and selected as one of just 21 public universities ranked a Tier 1 Midwestern Masters Institution by U.S. News and World Report, Western Illinois University serves more than 13,000 students through its traditional, residential, four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its upper division, urban, commuter location in the Quad Cities/Moline.
WIU’s friendly, accessible, campus communities are dedicated to higher values in higher education and are comprised of dedicated faculty, state-of-the-art technologies and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities for students and staff. The four core values at the heart of WIU are academic excellence, educational opportunity, personal growth, and social responsibility. WIU’s GradTrac and Cost Guarantee programs ensure that students can achieve their degrees within four years while paying a fixed rate for tuition, fees, plus room and board. WIU remains the only university in Illinois to guarantee the cost for tuition, fees and room and board over a four-year period at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
WIU is a comprehensive, public university offering 62 undergraduate degree programs, 36 graduate degree programs and a doctorate degree. With a student to faculty ratio of 16:1, WIU’s 627 full-time faculty teach 93 percent of all undergraduate as well as graduate courses in addition to 13 pre-professional degree programs and 15 certificate programs.
Western Illinois is a member of the NCAA Division I (NCAA Football Championship Subdivision), sponsoring 10 men’s and 10 women’s sports. The University is a charter member of The Summit League and the Missouri Valley Football Conference. WIU is the cultural center of the region, with 12 major theatrical and dance productions and more than 12 studio shows presented annually in Western’s three theatres. The Bureau of Cultural Affairs and the University Union Board present outstanding concerts, lectures, dramatic presentations, films, and dance attractions.
Western’s Leslie F. Malpass Library ranks among the finest at comprehensive universities in the United States and features two state-of-the-art electronic classrooms, a wireless computer network, and other ongoing technical improvements. The Malpass Library and its four branches house more than 1 million volumes; and the Library subscribes to more than 100 online databases offering access to more than 30,000 unique journal titles in full text.
WIU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
APPLICATION: Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae with a current email for correspondence, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, original research/writing sample, sample syllabus for a qualitative research methods course, and three recent letters of reference. Apply to: Chair of the Search Committee, Qualitative Position, Department of Communication, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455.
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration for this position, applicants should submit their application by the beginning screening date.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
WTVG 13ABC JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Posting DATE: July 9, 2009
JOB TITLE: Web Producer, part time
WTVG, Toledo’s ABC-owned station, has an opening for a part-time web producer. The selected candidate will assist the Internet Operations Director in the production of web pages for 13abc.com. Some web page production experience is required. Just as important are skills in editing/rewriting, news copy and proofreading. Familiarity with video editing and Photoshop are preferred; skill with Flash production a plus. Hours: Work days are Saturday and Sunday totaling 8 hours per week. Work must be done at WTVG. Please apply online at www.disneycareers.com and reference Requisition ID 201481. EOE
WTVG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
WTVG 13/ABC JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
DATE: July 14, 2009
JOB TITLE: Computer Graphics Operator – Part time
DATE NEEDED: As Soon As Possible
13abc is looking for a creative individual to work various shifts including mornings, nights and weekends. Candidate must have excellent spelling and communication skills, the ability to get along with diverse personalities, and a good understanding of trouble shooting computers. Experience in Photoshop and After Affects is helpful. There may be opportunities for cross-training and internal growth. Please apply online at www.disneycareers.com and reference Requisition ID 201482. EOE
WTVG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
We are pleased to announce that the Harvard School of Public Health and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are seeking to fill several faculty positions and the assistant/associate professor level. These joint recruitments will be based within the DFCI’s Center for Community-Based Research (CCBR), and in the HSPH Department of Society, Human Development and Health.
As you can see from the attached position description, we are seeking outstanding scholars with a strong record of research productivity to join our team that focuses broadly on the role of social context and environment on cancer-related risk behaviors and interventions to address them. Successful candidates, ideally, would complement the existing expertise and research interests in CCBR. We welcome candidates in the three areas of: worksite wellness and health and safety; health communications; and organizations and systems related to health. The faculty members will be expected to develop their own independent research program and to be responsible for the direct supervision of doctoral students and fellows. There are no internal candidates for this search.
On behalf of the search committee, I am writing to ask for your advice and recommendations regarding individuals who would be competitive candidates for these positions. I would be pleased if you would bring this announcement to the attention of highly qualified candidates, or let me know personally of any promising young scientists you believe would be appropriate for our position. We are particularly interested in qualified candidates who are women or members of a minority group.
We would be most grateful for any help you can give us in this important enterprise. For further information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 617-632-2225. I hope to hear from you, or I may follow up with you by phone or email. I have attached a copy of the job description for your information.
Thank you in advance for your help, and best wishes!
K. Viswanath, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Harvard University School of Public Health (HSPH)
Associate Professor, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI)
Director, Health Communication Core, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC)
Chair, Steering Committee, Health Communication Concentration (HCC), HSPH
Director, Enhancing Communications for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Laboratory, DF/HCC