Tenure Track in Communication

Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Communication beginning in August 2017. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


A Ph.D. in Communication or Communication-related area preferred. Candidates holding the M.A. may also be considered. Candidates should have a strong record of teaching effectiveness and commitment to the liberal arts. The best candidates will also exhibit personal communication skills, collegiality, leadership potential, service, team-building skills and experience teaching and working with millennial students.

Personal commitment to Christ as Savior and Lord, a Christ-centered, vibrant faith, and passion for the mission and educational philosophy of Taylor University are required. Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need. Genuine affirmation of the Taylor University Life Together Covenant is required.


The position requires a strong commitment to the liberal arts, specializing in theory, rhetoric, composition and related areas. Teaching responsibilities would include courses such as: Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Advanced Interpersonal Communication, Gender Communication, Restorative Communication and Family Communication. Opportunities to develop other courses relating to the department's goals will be available in the future.


The Communication Department consists of seven full-time faculty, three part-time faculty and one full time program assistant serving approximately 160 majors, including Professional Writing, Strategic Communication, Public Relations, and Multimedia Journalism. The department also serves the whole student population through the foundational core curriculum. Particular theoretical emphases include inquiry-based learning, group dynamics, media literacy, and strategic design. Scholarly interests among current faculty include interpersonal communication, communication theory, semiotics, rhetoric, social media strategy and effects, service learning and the integration of faith and communication.


Taylor University, a four-year liberal arts college holding to a strong evangelical Christian position, is located in Upland, Indiana, sixty miles north of Indianapolis.

Start Date

August 2017


Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and a completed application to academics@taylor.edu. The application is available at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc. Material should be addressed to Dr. Michael Hammond, Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts & Biblical Studies. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.