Qualifications: Applicants must possess a master’s degree or PhD in Communication Studies or a related field with a minimum of 18 graduate level credits in Communication Studies or a related field. Experience teaching developmental English, developmental reading, and fundamentals of speech is desired. Experience teaching English composition is preferred but not required. Further qualifications include: Knowledge of principles and theories of fundamental English and reading. Knowledge of principles and theories of fundamentals of speech communication. Knowledge of principles and theories of basic composition. Ability to teach courses effectively, both online and in face-to-face format. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with colleagues, students, staff, and other members of the campus community.
Responsibilities: Teach a total of 30-credit hours over fall and spring semesters. Courses include one or more sections of READ 041 Reading for College Success, ENGL 033 Basic Writing, and CMST 101 Fundamentals of Speech. Teaching ENGL 101 Composition I or ENGL 201 Composition II may also be required at the discretion of the department. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education and the ability to build an effective rapport with undergraduate students in on-campus and online learning environments. Position reports to the Chair of the Department of Languages, Literature, and Communication Studies in the College of Arts and Science at Northern State University.
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations
Values: Northern State University is committed to building a culture of inclusion, belonging and collegiality that respects diversity in knowledge, culture and world view. We strongly encourage women and individuals bringing diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural perspectives to apply.
Setting: Northern State University is a premier regional institution characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations, and excellent co-curricular opportunities. NSU is consistently ranked as one of the best public undergraduate institutions in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. NSU is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Fine Arts, and College of Professional Studies including the Millicent Atkins School of Education and the School of Business. NSU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as multiple disciplinary accrediting bodies. NSU is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a vibrant community in northeastern SD. The city has a population of approximately 30,000 and is a cultural, retail, banking, agribusiness, and healthcare hub for the region. The University enjoys a positive and strong relationship with the city and region. With more than $100 million invested over the last decade, Northern State University is experiencing transformative positive momentum. Recent new buildings, renovations and projects under construction include significant updates to the Johnson Fine Arts Center and Barnett Athletics Center, three new residence halls, the new Jewett Regional Science Education Center, and a new regional Sports Complex with athletic and recreational fields.
Affirmative Action Statement
Northern State University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.
Northern State University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At NSU, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
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