Job Details

Georgia Southern University
  • Position Number: 4606450
  • Location: Statesboro, GA
  • Position Type: Communications - Media & Communication Studies

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies—Search #67971

Georgia Southern University

College of Arts and Humanities, Department of Communication Arts

The Department of Communication Arts in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication Studies.
Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving over 25,500 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

Within this setting, the Department of Communication Arts provides students with a broad-based, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary study of human communication. The faculty promote the critical analysis, evaluation, performance, and practice of human communication in its various contexts. Students work together and with faculty on research projects, state-of-the-art productions, events, online news outlets and broadcasts.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of Communication Arts, the Assistant Professor of Communication Studies requires teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate Communication Studies courses as needed, maintaining an active research agenda and engaging in service to the university. The position is an academic year (10 month), tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

Earned Ph.D. in Communication or Communication Studies by July 1, 2024.
Ability to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate Communication Studies courses.
Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency in teaching some combination of the following: Communication and Gender, Communication and Leadership, and/or Organizational Communication.
Ability to teach in varied delivery methods as dictated by need, including in-person, online, and site synchronous.

Conditions of Employment:

Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.
Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

Screening of applications begins October 17 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2024. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Chris B. Geyerman, Search Chair, Search #67971
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-5838

More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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