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  • Opening Date: 2021-12-02
  • Job Opening Id: 525659
  • College/Division: College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts
  • Department: Communication

Job Information

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION, ARCHITECTURE + THE ARTS
The FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) provides students with the distinct experience of working closely with an award-winning faculty in nationally ranked accredited programs in the heart of Miami, North Miami, Miami Beach, and Wynwood—four of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities. CARTA emphasizes experiential learning, where students learn by doing through art and design studios, performances and productions, a student-run communication agency, and student news bureaus in Miami and Washington DC. Focused on its engaged mission of driving the information, innovation, and cultural economy of South Florida and beyond, CARTA is committed to a trans-disciplinary, experiential learning curriculum that prepares graduates for meaningful careers and leadership in their chosen professions.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
FIU’s Department of Communication is searching for four full-time, non-tenure earning teaching positions in communication. The Department of Communication is housed in the College of Communication, Architecture, and the Arts (CARTA), and forms part of the School of Communication and Journalism (SCJ), an ACEJMC accredited institution. We offer three degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication with specialization in Public Relations and Advertising; a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with tracks in Organizational Communication, Art and Performance Studies, or Design Studies; and a Master of Science in Global Strategic Communications. We have over 4,000 students majoring in Communication, and making a difference in their fields.
Our department invites new colleagues to join our professional and scholarly community in an exciting college, dynamic university, and vibrant city. Candidates with professional and academic experience in various communication specializations are encouraged to apply and should possess the ability to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented minorities and people with experience in teaching and working with diverse groups to apply. 
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Assistant Teaching Professors are full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-earning faculty positions. Successful applicants must be able to teach courses offered in face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid delivery methods. Three of these positions will have the FIU Modesto Maidique Campus as a primary work location and the other will have the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus as the primary work location.  However, teaching on any of the university campuses may be necessary.  
We seek candidates who are qualified to teach undergraduate courses within the Communication Studies areas, which may include the following areas of study:

  • Interpersonal communication, 
  • Rhetoric and public address (including debate), 
  • Intercultural communication, 
  • Non-verbal communication, 
  • Communication theory, and 
  • Other areas of communication studies as needed. 

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum qualifications include the Master of Arts or a Master of Science Degree in Communication or related fields from an accredited university. Teaching experience at the university level is preferred.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at facultycareers.fiu.edu to one of the specific Job Opening IDs 525659, and provide the following: 

  • Letter of application or cover letter addressing specific qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae reflecting relevant experiences.
  • Diversity Statement. Please see guidelines. (https://advance.fiu.edu/_assets/docs/2020-fiu-diversity-statement-guidelines.pdf)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy. A teaching philosophy is a self-reflective statement of beliefs about teaching and learning—supported with examples.
  • If available, the most recent teaching evaluations and a sample syllabus of a course the applicant has taught most often or has had a significant part in creating.
  • Names and contact information of at least three references, whom the search committee will contact once semi-finalists are selected.

Please direct questions to Search Committee Chair, Jessica Delgado (delgadoj@fiu.edu/305.348.4914). To receive full consideration, application materials should be received by January 10, 2022.

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed in their present job for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed in their present job for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Disclosures

Florida Statute 1010.35 - Screening Foreign Researchers

Pursuant to Florida law, any citizen of a foreign county who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, or Syria is subject to additional screening. Applicants meeting those criteria will be required to provide the following information in the application: every institution of higher education attended; all previous employment since the applicant’s 18th birthday; list of all published material, current and pending research funding from any source, including details about the research, your role, funding source, and amount; list and description of any non-university professional activities; any affiliation with an institution or program in a foreign country; a complete copy of your passport; the most recently submitted DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application).

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FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.

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