The Department of Human Resources

Tenure Track Positions in Communication Studies

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania enrolls approximately 9,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. The University is located in the borough of Kutztown in a charming rural setting, and is within 20 minutes driving time of the diverse metropolitan areas Allentown/Bethlehem and Reading, and within 60 minutes of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The University is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.

The Department of Communication Studies at Kutztown University invites applications for two tenure track, assistant professor positions in Communication Studies beginning August 2018. These teacher/scholar positions typically include a 4/4 teaching load including courses in the core of our major (Introduction to Communication Studies, Communication Theory, Research Methods, and our Capstone Experience) as well as courses within the candidates' area of expertise which complement our concentrations in rhetoric and civic engagement, strategic communication (organizational communication and public relations), media studies, performance studies, and interpersonal communication. Specifically, we are looking for applicants who can teach courses in some (but not necessarily all) of the following areas: rhetoric and advocacy, small group, gender, and multicultural communication. Our department serves over 450 undergraduate majors in communication studies and social media theory and strategies. The department participates heavily in the Public Relations, Women and Gender Studies, Digital Communication and New Media, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Performance and Storytelling minors. In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, performance review and evaluation of faculty is based on effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities; continuing scholarly growth; and service.

Required: ABD with Ph.D. awarded by Dec. 30, 2019, evidence of the ability to teach core courses, two years of college level teaching completed by August 2018, as well as a successful on campus interview, teaching demonstration, and research presentation.  Preferred: Ph.D. in Communication Studies, or a Ph.D. in a closely related field.  Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Submit letter of application speaking directly to the position, vitae, unofficial transcripts of all university course work (official graduate transcripts needed by on-campus interview), evidence of successful college teaching (including a statement regarding your experience working with diverse populations), and three current letters of reference addressing your success in teaching and scholarship. Apply at: Dr. Emily Cripe, Search Chair, Department of Communication Studies, Kutztown University, 15200 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, PA 19530. Review of applications will begin January 3, 2018. Questions may be addressed to the search chair, Emily Cripe ( For more information, please visit our department website:

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates.  Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. All applicants for employment are subject to a criminal background check.