Assistant Professor, Educator, Communication, College of Arts and Sciences

University of Cincinnati   Cincinnati, OH   Full-time     Education
Posted on February 23, 2023
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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch ofNext Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati's School of Communication, Film, and Media Studies is seeking an Assistant Educator Professor in Communication for our online degree program. The position is 100% FTE, non-tenure-track, and within the UC-AAUP bargaining unit with opportunities for promotion. This position is not remote. The successful candidate will be expected to relocate to the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area. We are looking for an individual with previous experience in online education.Applicants will be expected to teach online courses in multiple areas that complement our existing curriculum. This may include, but is not limited to, Environmental Communication; Communicating about Health, Environment, and Science; Media and Technology; as well as other coursework related to communication theory, rhetorical theory, public relations, organizational communication, and interpersonal communication.

The School also offers traditional degree tracks in Communication, Public Relations, Film & Media Studies, and Digital Media; a graduate certificate in Film & Media Studies; an M.A. degree in Communication; and a forthcoming Ph.D. degree in Communication.

Essential Functions
  • Teach assigned online undergraduate-level courses and seminars (While the candidate may be given the opportunity to teach face-to-face courses occasionally, this position will primarily entail distance learning).
  • Develop online curriculum for the School.
  • Serve on School, college, and university committees.
Minimum Requirements
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Communication or a related discipline by the start of their appointment.
  • Prior experience teaching online undergraduate courses is required.
  • The successful candidate must share the school's commitment to promoting diversity and inclusive excellence.
Application Process

In addition to the application, candidates must provide:
  • Cover letter addressing position qualifications.
  • Current academic vitae.
  • Three professional references.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including a teaching philosophy statement.
  • Qualitative and quantitative data from student and/or peer evaluations.
  • Syllabus from a previous online course should also be provided.
  • Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these attachments.
For full consideration, submit application materials by February 24, 2023.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Michelle Colpean, Search Committee Chair and Undergraduate Director of the Online BA in Communication, at

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.