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Materials are only being accepted via Interfolio. The University of Michigan-Flint, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Communication Studies invites applications at the rank of Assistant Professor.  In order to be considered for the position, applicants must upload their application materials to


The Communication Studies Department of the University of Michigan-Flint is seeking a tenure track Assistant Professor of Professional Communication to begin Fall 2020. We hope to attract candidates who will contribute to a diverse and growing department that highly values student centeredness, innovative pedagogy, experiential learning, and collegiality. ABD’s are encouraged to apply. However, a doctoral degree in communication or a related discipline is expected at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate is expected to make a substantial contribution to our undergraduate program in professional communication, and will have a demonstrated ability of, or a record of, excellent college level teaching, enthusiasm for interacting with students, and a demonstrated potential to teach online. The professional communication emphasis area includes courses relating to public relations, advertising, and organizational communication. The successful candidate will be encouraged to add their own expertise to the undergraduate curriculum. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to the department’s fully online master’s program in applied communication.

Regardless of methodological approach, candidates must demonstrate a record of, or the potential for, publication in scholarly outlets. The department also values applied and pedagogical research. The department has a strong tradition of service to both the university and its surrounding community.

The University of Michigan-Flint boasts an enrollment of over 7,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and sits on a beautiful 75-acre riverfront campus in downtown Flint, Michigan. The university and city are experiencing a synergistic downtown revitalization that holds many unique opportunities for civic engagement for students and faculty alike.

UM-Flint is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.





Required Qualifications*

  1. Ph.D. at time of appointment in communication, or related field
  2. Demonstrated ability or demonstrated potential to teach courses in the undergraduate professional communication emphasis area

  3. Demonstrated ability or demonstrated potential to create and publish scholarly research that leads to tenure and promotion

Desired Qualifications*

Demonstrated potential to teach online and graduate courses

Commitment to and excellence in student learning

Willingness and ability to interact with students

Commitment to innovative methods of instruction

Enjoys working in a collaborative environment

Commitment to service

Additional Information

The application materials include;  letter of application, vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, evidence of research or research potential, graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to  If you have questions about the position please contact the search committee chair Dr. Sarah Rosaen at

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.