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Assistant Professor of Communication/Sport Communication Tenure Track

The University of Evansville seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor of Communication, starting August 2023, to teach sport broadcasting, writing, and promotion within the context of a contemporary, cross-disciplinary Communication program.   A Ph.D. in Communication, Sport Management, Journalism, Public Relations, or relevant field is required.  Applicant must demonstrate the ability for outstanding university teaching and advising.  Professional work in the field of sport marketing, writing, and communication, as well as a thorough understanding of analytics and the digital space, are highly desired. The ideal candidate also will have an understanding of sports broadcasting and experience in producing live sports broadcasts, though applicants without this background will be considered.

The focus of teaching activities will be helping students develop skills in Sport Communication, including sports writing, sports marketing and promotions, and the broadcast of live sporting events. It also will include developing theoretical and practical knowledge needed to write and publish various forms of sports media, as well as to plan, execute and measure strategic communication campaigns in both the physical and digital space.

As part of a cross-disciplinary Communication program, the successful applicant may also teach introductory courses within the department, including Introduction to Communication, Media Writing, and Public Speaking.

Please submit the online application http://www.evansville.edu/offices/hr/employmentApp.cfm  and send letter with teaching philosophy; specifics of professional experience and scholarly/professional aspirations; evidence of teaching effectiveness; vita; and three letters of recommendation with current contact information to Dr. Mark Shifflet, Chair, Advertising Search Committee, Department of Communication, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, Indiana   47722.  Review of applications begins immediately.  The University of Evansville is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer strongly committed to educational excellence through diversity.

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