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Visiting Assistant/Associate/Professors in Communication Arts and Sciences

The Department of Communication Arts and Sciences of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for full-time positions for the 2021-22 academic year. Teaching is anticipated to be in-person in these semesters.

We seek Visiting Assistant/Associate/Professors to teach advanced undergraduate courses in Communication Arts and Sciences on topics such as interpersonal communication, interpersonal conflict, family communication, small group communication, organizational communication, intercultural communication, rhetorical theory, public address, and contemporary American political rhetoric. Successful applicants will join a vibrant department community, participate in weekly colloquia, and enjoy access to resources to support their research, such as the Communication Research Laboratory or the collections available the Penn State Libraries. A Ph.D. degree in a related field is required. The start date for these positions is August 2021.

These are one-year, non-tenure track appointments with the possibility of reappointment. Visiting Assistant/Associate/Professor's normally teach two courses per semester. For a more detailed description of the department, please visit our website at 

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To apply, please submit a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, and contact information for up to four people who may be contacted as references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. 

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Individuals who are available for only one semester can apply for a part time visiting position here: