Two Lecture Positions in China

Yangtze International Study Abroad (YISA). YISA, in collaboration with the University of Arizona’s Study Abroad Program and the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona (UA), invites applications for two positions as lecturer in Communication. We seek excellent teachers who will deliver, in English, a series of upper division courses on a variety of communication topics.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to intercultural communication, media and international relations, environmental communication, public relations, crisis communication, international media, media literacy, argumentation, and applied organizational communication. Applicants able and interested in teaching courses with a specific focus on China are particularly encouraged to apply.  The initial course load is three three-credit hour courses per semester.  Salary for this temporary but renewable position is $15-18,000 USD per semester depending on qualifications and experience. In addition to salary, the successful applicants will be provided with housing, health insurance, travel visa fee, and airfare. Courses will be delivered through the joint YISA-UA program (www.YISA-china.org), and will join a program of study already delivered in political science.  Courses will be taught on the campus of Nanjing Normal University in Nanjing, China. Successful candidates will either hold a PhD/ABD in Communication, or will hold an MA and have extensive teaching experience / professional experience in an area of applied communication. The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the management of the program and the recruiting of students as well as teaching. We are looking for motivated self-starters who are able to work with diverse students and colleagues, and who have experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.

Anticipated start date is September 2010.  Apply: applicants should send a CV, letter of interest, statement of teaching interests and details of teaching experience, and the names and addresses of three referees.  Additional materials, such as a teaching portfolio, may be subsequently requested by the search committee.  The position is open until filled, with applications reviewed on a continual basis. Send applications electronically as ms-word or PDF files to Scott Bird, sbird@yisa-china.org.  Questions may be directed to Scott Bird at his email address or to Chris Segrin, Professor and Head, Department of Communication at segrin@u.arizona.edu.

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