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Assistant/Associate Professor-Communication Arts and Sciences

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Posting Details

Title Information

Security Sensitive Position? Yes
Hours of Work TBA

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number TSU201850
Official TSU Title Assistant/Associate Professor-Communication Arts and Sciences
Grant Title N/A
Job Description Summary / TWC Summary

Under the general guidance of the Chair, Communication Arts and Sciences Department, the Assistant/Associate Professor teaches at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. This is a 9-month tenure-track position beginning August 2017.

Essential Duties Summary

Teach courses in organizational and/or health communication programs, both at undergraduate and graduate levels. Engages in research, scholarly activities and grant writing. Performs other duties as assigned by the Chairperson of the department.



Hiring Range Commensurate with experience.

Ph.D. in any of these areas: Communication Studies, Organizational Communication or Health Communication is required.

Required Licensing/Certification


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Record of involvement in research, scholarly activities and grant writing.

Work Experience

Minimum of five years of experience teaching in higher education. Evidence of significant teaching, scholarly activities and grant writing is required. Experience in working with a diverse university population is desired.

Leadership/Supervisory Responsibilities


Work Complexity/Budget Authority

Tasks are multiple and diverse with some interrelationship across processes. Work requires the direct application of a variety of procedures, policies and/or precedents. The applicant must have some responsibility for budget and expenditure authority.

Independent Judgment/Decision Making/Problem Solving Skills

Develops objectives and general policies and procedures for a specific program or functional area of responsibility within general scope of established operational goals and plans. Day-to-day work and decisions do not require direction or review by immediate supervisor. Frequently solves complex problems. End results are reviewed by supervisor. Strategic issues are referred to supervisor.

Personal/Organizational Contacts

Regular contact with others, including students, general public, visitors and University personnel. Purpose of contacts is to explain, clarify or interpret information. May handle confidential information and some complex matters.

Customer Service Relationships

Anticipates customer needs and regularly motivates or influences others to deliver customer service excellence. May troubleshoot highly sensitive or confidential issues. Personally ensures problem resolution. Identifies barriers to effective customer service and sets customer service standards. Establishes a customer feedback system and holds self accountable for customer service excellence within the department or program.

Working/Environmental Conditions

Working conditions involve some exposure to moderate risk of accident and require following basic safety precautions. Physical demands include moderate physical activity that includes prolonged standing and/or walking, handling moderate weight objects and/or using or carrying equipment.

Desired start date
Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Detail Information

UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants Open to all applicants.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Ph.D. in Communication Studies, Organizational Communication or Health Communication?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of five years of experience teaching in higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Can you provide evidence of significant teaching, scholarly activities and grant writing?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience working with a diverse university population?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Other Document
  3. Reference Letter 1
  4. Reference Letter 2
  5. Reference Letter 3