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Post Date: 03/10/14

Institution: Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ)

Position: Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship, Speech Communication in Ministry

Summary:

Qualified men and women are invited to apply for a full-time Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Speech Communication in Ministry. The purpose of this Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship is to assist the regular faculty in delivering the curriculum in the above named area of the Practical Theology department. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop skills in teaching, course planning and syllabus design in the well-resourced environment of Princeton Theological Seminary, a graduate theological school in the Reformed tradition embracing the breadth of communions represented in the worldwide church. The term of appointment is two years, with the first contract year to begin July 1, 2014.

The successful candidate will participate with the regular faculty to teach in the Master of Divinity program at the introductory level of speech communication in ministry, with the possibility of a course in preaching or worship given other faculty configurations. Free of committee work or departmental responsibilities, she or he will be supported by an exceptional theological library, access to the library of Princeton University, a full range of teaching resources, and a practical theological faculty that excels in both pedagogy and scholarship.

Responsibilities:

Teach at least six hours per semester in Introduction to Speech Communication in Ministry I and II, a course required of all Master’s degree students with regular consultation with faculty on pedagogy, course development, and syllabus design, plus possibly an additional course. Given the areas of expertise of the successful candidate, there is a possibility for a couple hours of the introductory course to be exchanged for an elective or advanced course.

Qualifications

  • Completion of the Ph.D. or equivalent, or letter from the Academic Dean of the degree-conferring institution confirming that such degree will be awarded by the time the fellowship commences.

  • Academic training and experience sufficient to teach speech at the graduate theological level.

  • Demonstrated ability to engage in effective, creative teaching with sensitivity toward a diverse academic community.

  • Knowledge of contemporary theory in speech performance for ministry, homiletical theory and practice, and/or theory, theology, and practice of worship.

  • Scholarly contributions commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

  • Commitment to the faith and mission of the church; parish experience valued, but not required.

  • Demonstrated competence as a preacher highly valued.

  • Sufficient knowledge and appreciation of the Reformed tradition to work effectively in a seminary identified with the Reformed tradition, yet hospitable to, and knowledgeable about, diverse denominational and ecclesial contexts.

Compensation [To be supplied by administration.]

As Princeton Theological Seminary is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), all faculty are expected to be able to work constructively within a theological environment informed by the Reformed tradition.

Applicants are required to apply online at https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationSpeech/

Applicants must provide a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and detailed descriptions of two proposed courses (one introductory course, and the other in an area of specialization). Three confidential recommendation letters are also required. Applicants request all references through the online application where complete instructions will be found. Review of applications will begin on Monday, March 17. The application deadline is April 15, 2014.


Princeton Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Post Date: 02/25/14

Institution: George Fox University (OR)

Position: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Communication, Organizational Communication Spec.

Summary:

George Fox University announces a tenure-track faculty position in Communication, with a specialization in Organizational Communication, to begin in August 2014.

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith. Individuals who would fit this profile are encouraged to apply for current openings in our faculty.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching courses within the curriculum of the Communication, Journalism and Media Studies Department in areas such as Organization Communication, Public Relations, Communication Research Methods, Small Group Communication, and Introduction to Communication.

  • Ability to develop and sustain an ongoing program of relevant scholarship.

  • Participation in the work of the department and the university, including advising and serving on university committees as needed.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field required. Applicants who are ABD in a Ph.D. program will be considered, but must have an earned the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching is essential.

  • A record of relevant scholarship is essential.

Salary and Rank

Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.
 

Application Procedures

Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of commitment to the Christian faith and liberal arts education, and a concise description of research plans to Dr. Laura Hartley, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian Street, #6283, Newberg, OR 97132 or via email to lscott@georgefox.edu. Recommendations and other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process. Review of applications will begin March 17, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. George Fox University seeks to become a more racially and ethnically diverse community. We believe this goal is in keeping with our mission as a Christ-centered community, and so we especially encourage women and candidates in underrepresented groups.


Post Date: 01/13/14

Institution: George Fox University (OR)

Position: Director of Forensics (Instructor Rank)

Summary:

George Fox University announces a non tenure-track faculty position in Communication, with a specialization in coaching speech and debate, to begin in August 2014.

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith. Individuals who would fit this profile are encouraged to apply for current openings in our faculty.
 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Oversight of competitive speech and debate program, including coaching and travel (The program currently competes in Worlds Style debate but we are open to other styles of competition).

Recruiting students, oversight of scholarships, coordinating on-campus events, program publicity, and budget management.

  • Teaching several sections of the basic course Introduction to Communication.

  • Teach Argumentation and Debate course.

  • Participate in the work of the department and the university as needed.

  • The position is a 5-5 course load with release time granted for coaching and travel (resulting in three course per semester in addition to debate team responsibilities). There are no research expectations for this position.

    Qualifications:

    • M.A. in Communication studies or related area is required.

    • Demonstrated teaching excellence is essential.

    • Demonstrated speech and debate coaching experience and program administration is essential.

    Salary and Rank

    Appointment is non-tenure track, Instructor level. Appointment is renewable. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.

    Application Procedures

    Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching/coaching philosophy, a statement of commitment to the Christian faith and liberal arts education to Dr. Laura Hartley, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian Street, #6283, Newberg, OR 97132 or via email to lscott@georgefox.edu. Recommendations and other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. George Fox University seeks to become a more racially and ethnically diverse community. We believe this goal is in keeping with our mission as a Christ-centered community, and so we especially encourage women and candidates in underrepresented groups.'

    Contact Dr. Kevin Jones, search committee chair, with any questions or if additional information is needed (kevinj@georgefox.edu).


     

    Post Date: 01/13/14

    Institution: George Fox University (OR)

    Position: Assistant Professor (or Open Rank)

    Summary:

    George Fox University announces a tenure-track faculty position in Communication, with a specialization in public relations, media and/or journalism, to begin in August 2014. George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith. Individuals who would fit this profile are encouraged to apply for current openings in our faculty.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • The establishment of a rigorous research program, including mentoring undergraduate students in research.

    • Participation in the work of the department and the university, including advising students and serving on university committees as needed.

    • Service as department chair (should rank and experience be appropriate for such a position) is a possibility.

    Qualifications

     A Ph.D. in Communication (or related field) with an emphasis in public relations, media studies and/or journalism is required. Applicants who are ABD will be considered, but must have an earned Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

     Demonstrated excellence in teaching is essential.

    Administrative experience in leading an academic department, or potential for such 
leadership, is preferred. 


    Salary and Rank

    Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated, although candidates with administrative experience will be considered at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions. 


    Application Procedures

    Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of commitment to the Christian faith and liberal arts education, and a concise description of research plans to Dr. Laura Hartley, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian Street, #6283, Newberg, OR 97132 or via email to lscott@georgefox.edu. Recommendations and other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process. Review of applications will begin December 9, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. George Fox University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.