Assistant Professor - Sports Communication

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Assistant Professor - Sports Communication  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

33500 - Humanities

Advertised Salary: $64,000 to $66,000 Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Ferris Faculty Association (MEA-NEA)  
Term of Position: 9 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: The Sports Communication program offers three degree levels: Bachelor of Science, Minor and Certificate. The program is rooted and housed in the Communication discipline with one required emphasis area selected from the following: Social Media and Digital Communication, Multimedia Journalism, Integrated Marketing Techniques, Event Management, or Sports Sciences. Majors may also select the Management and Leadership concentration within the Sports Communication major. All majors complete an additional Academic Minor to enhance their versatility. These interdisciplinary career pathways include collaborations with programs in four Colleges at Ferris State University.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 4-4 load of classes and direct internships or practicum/research projects. Required courses include Communication in Sports Organizations, (project-based) Sports Communication and Seminar in Sports Communication; and other Communication courses, ranging from General Education service courses in Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Decision Making, Intercultural Communication, Diversity and Communication. The candidate will be encouraged to develop courses within their area of expertise.

As Sports Communication "champion," the candidate will participate in recruitment activities, advise students, coordinate programmatic-related activities, and collaborate with campus and community partners.

The start date for this position is August 2023.
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: ABD status in a doctoral program of Communication, Sports Communication or related field.
Must confer doctoral degree no later than Aug. 1, 2023, as evidenced by official transcripts.
Required Work Experience: • Demonstrated teaching experience teaching courses in Sports Communication
• Demonstrated teaching experience teaching one or more of our general education communication courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: PHD in Communication, Sports Communication or related field.
Experience in sports and/or relevant industries
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: • Teach courses in Sports Communication
• Teach one or more of these General Education Communication courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication
• Develop courses in the area of the candidate's expertise
• Participate in recruitment activities
• Advise students
• Coordinate programmatic-related activities
• Collaborate with campus and community partners
• Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include advising students, orientation and registration of students, participation in University committees, keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance (ex. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time). Faculty members may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment.
• Any other duties assigned within the position classification area

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: Teach one or more advanced Communication Courses:
Theories of Human Communication, Diversity and Communication, Communication Research, Broadcast Presentation, Intercultural Communication
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents: Unofficial Transcript 2  
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of their doctoral degree.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

Unofficial Transcript 2 (OPTIONAL): Applicants who have a Master's a degree must attach a copy of unofficial transcript.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
March 1st, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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