Instructor or Assistant Professor in Communication & Media Studies (3 Year Term)

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Instructor or Assistant Professor in Communication & Media Studies (3 Year Term)
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Communication & Media Studies, Northern Michigan University
Marquette, Michigan, 49855
February 24, 2020


Instructor or Assistant Professor, 3 year term appointment beginning fall, 2020 (potentially renewable)

Northern Michigan University anticipates hiring an Instructor or Assistant Professor to teach introductory courses in Communication (i.e., public speaking, interpersonal communication, and/or small group process) and Media Studies (e.g., introduction to mass media). Ability to teach courses such as new media literacy, environmental communication, or other courses in area of specialty is desirable.  Other responsibilities include departmental service and advising majors.

Appointment at the Instructor level requires an MA in Speech, Communication Studies, Mass Media, or a related field; appointment at the Assistant Professor level requires completion of the PhD. Teaching experience is desirable. This position features a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, generous grant support for research and creative activities, and the opportunity to live in a vibrant community surrounded by an outstanding natural environment.  NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

The review of applicants will begin February 24, 2020. Applications received after that date will not be considered.  Applications will only be accepted using an on-line system. Interested applicants are to submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references at  For additional information, individuals may also contact Dr. James Cantrill, Department Head, Department of Communication & Media Studies (CAMS), Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI, 49855,

Northern Michigan University is a four-year, public university founded in 1899, that offers learning opportunities to 7,900 undergraduate and graduate students in 177 degree programs. NMU is located on the south shore of Lake Superior. The historic city of Marquette is consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life (see: The CAMS Department currently has four full-time faculty with expansion anticipated in the future.