Assistant Professor of Critical Corporate Communication

University of Wisconsin Parkside   Kenosha, WI   Full-time     Education
Posted on August 28, 2022
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Assistant Professor of Critical Corporate Communication
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 18732 Posted: 08/22/2022

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Employment Type: Full time, Faculty, Salaried

Reports To: The Assistant Professor of Critical Corporate Communication will report to the Chair of the Communication department.

Pay Range: $55,000 - $58,000 (commensurate with experience).

Essential Job Functions Essential Job Functions

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Communication Department is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of Critical Corporate Communication. The position requires a Ph.D. in Communication who can teach courses in any one or more of the following areas: health communication, conflict analysis and resolution, organizational communication, or public relations.

The ideal candidate will be able to teach lower and upper-level Communication courses (e.g., intro to communication, intro to media studies, intro to conflict analysis, public relations, practicum in pr/org comm, and internship) beginning in August 2023. The candidate will also be able to contribute to the development of one or more additional areas in the department including: crisis communication, public relations, event planning and execution, at the undergraduate and graduate level. Our department is committed to preparing students for 21st Century careers and places a high value on issues of social justice and diversity as well as service-learning and online teaching and so seeks a colleague who can contribute to those emphases. The primary responsibility of the position is teaching undergraduate and graduate students (typical credit load for faculty members is 24-credits). Faculty are also expected to engage in scholarship through research publication and to perform appropriate department, college, and university service.

Key Job Responsibilities

Tenure-track faculty positions require that the majority of time be spent in activities such as:


  • Teach 24-credits per academic year for college undergraduate and graduate students
  • Teaching online for the Graduate Program
  •  Perform associated responsibilities such as class preparation and assessment of student learning.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Conduct scholarly research leading to publication in scholarly, peer-reviewed outlets relevant to the Communication discipline
  • Participate in academic conferences through presentations, reviewing, chairing, or responding to papers and panels.


  • Provide service to the department, college, university, discipline, and community
Qualifications Qualifications

Essential Knowledge and Abilities

  • Teach college-level courses in specified areas, attend department meetings and take part in certain University, College, and department-related events (e.g., selection of scholarship recipients, celebration of student accomplishments, theatre/art/music presentations, graduation ceremonies).
  • Candidate will be expected to possess and apply academic knowledge that is at the doctoral level.
  • Candidate will be expected to be familiar/proficient with computer technology, including software programs such as MS-Word
  • Candidate will be expected to have experience teaching online, building online courses, hybrid courses, and in-person courses
  • Candidate must be willing to learn Canvas Learning Management System or have LMS experience in general 
  • This position does not involve responsibility for money, university funds or accounts which hold financial information.
  • Ergonomic Requirements: The position will involve standing or sitting for long periods of time at a desk and doing work at a computer.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. from an accredited program in Communication or related field at time of employment (No ABDs accepted)
  • Coursework, scholarship, and/or teaching experience in corporate or professional communication.
  • Ability to contribute to one or more of the following areas: Public Relations, Organizational Communication, Conflict Resolution and Analysis, or Health Communication
  • Ability to contribute to program emphases in social justice, diversity, community-based learning and/or online instruction
  • The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of one year’s teaching experience at the college level with evidence of teaching effectiveness and course development.
Salary and Benefits Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

Total Compensation Estimator:

Application Process Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

Application Materials

The following documents will need to be submitted with the application:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial copies will be acceptable at the application stage)
  • 1-2 samples of syllabi from courses taught
  • Statement of teaching and research philosophy
  • Teaching evaluations
  • Examples of scholarly work
  • Names and contact information for three references. (Additional materials may be requested.)

Review of Applications

Applications received by Tuesday, September 26th, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled. 

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.

Legal Notices and Important Information Legal Notices and Important Information

Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)

Note: Criminal Background Check – The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applications should relate to the duties of the job.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available here. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Transcripts will be required upon hire.


Amanda Joncas