Utah State University

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Communication Studies

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/5/2020 10:54 AM)
Requisition ID
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
College of Humanities & Social Sci
Languages Philosophy & Comm Studies
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


This is a nine-month, one-year, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Communication Studies position in the Department of Languages, Philosophy & Communication Studies at Utah State University with a start date of August 1, 2020.  We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Communication Studies.


Fellows will be responsible for teaching a three/three course load for the academic year, which will include both lower and upper-division courses. Courses will be tied to areas such as organizational communication, small group communication, negotiation, interpersonal communication, and advanced interpersonal communication. Applications are welcome in all subfields of Communication Studies.


To be eligible, candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in Communication Studies or related field between January 2017 and August 2020 or be ABD by August 2020.


The successful fellow may expect an annual salary of around 40,000 dollars plus benefits, office space, computer, up to $2,000 in moving expenses, and library privileges. In addition, fellows may apply for departmental travel funds for presentations during the 2020-21 academic year.


Review of applicants begins March 15, 2020, and continues until the position is filled.


  • Teach a variety of Communication Studies courses.
  • Serve on various departmental committees as needed. 
  • Advise and mentor students.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • ABD in Communication Studies;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach a variety of Communication Studies courses;
  • Successful completion of the university’s required background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Willingness to contribute to the life of the department;
  • Received a Ph.D. in Communication between 2017 and 2020;
  • Ability to teach courses, such as Organizational Communication, Small Group Communication, Negotiation, Interpersonal Communication and Advanced Interpersonal Communication, and other courses that will complement the department.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:


1) CV (to be attached/uploaded at the beginning of your application in the candidate profile under "Resume/CV")

2) Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (to be attached/uploaded at the beginning of your application in the candidate profile under "Documents 1-5")

3) Cover Letter (to be typed into a text field at the end of the application)

4) Teaching philosophy (to be typed into a text field at the end of the application)

5) Name and email address for 2 Reference Letter providers (to be typed into a text field at the end of the application under "Other documents")


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination).

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, hilary.renshaw@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov.

Learn more at: https://equity.usu.edu/.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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