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Visiting Assistant Professor, Communication
Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida
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Date Posted 03/14/2019
Faculty-Communications-Other Communications
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Summary:

The Department of Communication at Rollins College, an ACS approved program, comprehensive liberal arts college, seeks a two-year visiting assistant professor to start August 2019 who can build upon existing curricular strengths of the department. We are interested in those candidates who have demonstrated ability to teach general courses in communication (e.g., Introduction to Communication and Research Methods), as well as our concentration in public relations (e.g., Communication Campaigns and Contemporary Public Relations). The teaching load is six courses annually with the possibility of summer teaching, if desired.

A Ph.D. in Communication is required. ABD candidates with an expected completion date will be considered. A record of outstanding teaching and a commitment to undergraduate education are required. The successful candidate will also have an active research agenda and perform service. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.  

The Department of Communication offers a major/minor in Communication Studies at Rollins College and a major/minor in Communication Studies in the Hamilton Holt School, the evening program for non-traditional students. For additional information, please visit the Department of Communication website:

Founded in 1885, Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, liberal arts college. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation's most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. Rollins enrolls approximately 3,200 students in diverse degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Rollins ranks number one among 128 Southern master's-level universities in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges," released by U.S. News & World Report. For additional information, please visit the College website at

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Letter of application: Rollins is committed to creating a just, diverse, and inclusive learning community. In your letter, discuss how you can contribute to this commitment through your teaching, scholarship, service (at the college, community and professional levels), and presence on campus. Include examples of ways you have already addressed this commitment in your previous and current experience or would like to in the future.

  2. Curriculum vita

  3. Evidence of teaching excellence including a statement of teaching philosophy and sample course evaluations

  4. Include contact information for three references

Questions may be directed to Dr. David Painter, Chair of Search Committee,

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Our Values:

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

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