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Job: Assistant Professor (three-year term) in Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture (UPEI; deadline: 30 March 2019)

Applied Communication, Leadership and Culture – Assistant Professor

University of Prince Edward Island

Location: Prince Edward Island Date posted: 2019-02-27 Advertised until: 2019-03-30 

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Prince Edward Island welcomes applications for a three-year term position at the assistant professor level in the Program for Applied Communication, Leadership and Culture, with a cross appointment to the English Department. The successful candidate will have expertise and leadership potential in Applied Humanities (including Digital Literacy), with additional specialization in Professional Communication and Public Speaking.

The Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture (ACLC) bachelor’s degree is a new interdisciplinary program designed to connect the communication skills and leadership training of a Liberal Arts education to successful post-graduation employment. The ACLC program is defined by its focus on the transferability of written, oral, and visual communication skills, critical thinking, and cultural awareness acquired during a Liberal Arts education to the world beyond academia. Technical skills, work-integrated learning, and career-related mentoring are central components of the program’s design.

The ACLC program is interdisciplinary, with strong connections to other Faculty of Arts subject areas. The primary connection of this advertised position is with the English Department, which offers Honours, Major, and Minor degrees in English Literature.

The successful candidate will have a completed doctoral degree in English or a related field of applied studies; a strong record of success in teaching at the undergraduate level; and a strong record of innovative research achievement appropriate to this level of appointment. Workplace experience in relevant sectors outside of academia will be considered an asset.

A complete application must include the following: a cover letter outlining how the candidate would contribute to the ACLC program, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (to include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching success), a research statement outlining current and future research projects, including links to or copies of key publications, and a media portfolio (if relevant). Candidates should also provide names and contact information for three references.

Salary will be determined according to rank and experience. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Applications should be addressed to:

Dr. Lisa Chilton, Director of Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 4P3

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Application deadline: April 1, 2019
Position to commence: September 1, 2019 

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