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Antioch College seeks applications for a tenure-track position in communication to begin August 15, 2023. The Division of Social Sciences welcomes candidates in communication to contribute to a student-centered interdisciplinary undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. A Ph.D. in communication or closely related field and evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level is required.The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build a dynamic set of communication courses within Antioch College’s unique self-designed curriculum. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate will have broad training in communication studies and be excited to teach a range of communication courses, including survey courses (Introduction to Communication Theory, Effective Public Speaking, Introduction to Interpersonal Communication, and Intercultural Communication) and courses in their areas of specialization. Scholars with critically oriented and interdisciplinary research agendas are highly desired. Topical areas of specialization include (but are not limited to): prejudice and discrimination, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, economic inequality, environmental communication, and rhetoric of political and social movements.

In addition to offering courses within the discipline, the successful candidate will bring subject-matter expertise and enthusiasm to a collaborative General Education Program. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda, participate in program development, provide academic advising, guide students in developing their Self-Designed Majors, and oversee Senior Capstone Projects.

Antioch College holds a distinct place within higher education. This is an opportunity to join a collaborative faculty community dedicated to building a new kind of American college. Antioch College is a place where students seek to “win victories for humanity” and engage in real-world problem solving in the classroom, campus and community, and through our renowned cooperative education program. Antioch attracts tenacious questioners who find virtue in our being rigorous and open, creative and deliberative, diverse and self-reliant; who appreciate the thoughtful scale of individual, small group and community learning, and our commitment to principles of applied and experiential education. Antioch is a laboratory for discovering the new and better ways of living and learning that are the building blocks for democratic communities and a healthy planet. Through participatory learning and work-based education, students develop and put their ideas into practice. Guided by talented teachers and mentors, students own their education through a robust Self-Designed Major program that encourages students to explore the transdisciplinary spaces within and between the humanities, sciences, arts, and social sciences. Students also utilize Antioch’s dynamic resources like our farm, and Coretta Scott King Center and adjacent 1,100-acre nature preserve in their studies. The high level of participation in the design and governance of the College, dialogue and collaboration across the campus to develop community here and in the surrounding region is unmatched elsewhere.

Antioch College embraces diversity as a core value, and considers it fundamental to excellence in education. We are an educational community dedicated to the pursuit of social justice that intentionally and consistently supports diverse and inclusive practices. Antioch College acknowledges and seeks to end the existence of systemic inequity in terms of access to power, resources, and privilege and works to develop access and equity in the community. Within this context, Antioch seeks to build authentic engagement across diversity, ensure systems of support for historically and currently marginalized groups, and promote safety in challenging dialogues and exchanges. We believe diversity enhances learning and our individual and collective ability to manifest positive change. We seek candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s mission through curricular development and innovation that fosters social justice, cultural competencies and understanding of diversity.

Antioch College is located in the village of Yellow Springs, Ohio – a vibrant progressive community nestled between two nature preserves. Yellow Springs is located 55 miles from the fast-growing city of Columbus, Ohio, and 30 miles from the Dayton metro area.

To apply, please send a cv, sample syllabus, and cover letter that addresses the position, including teaching philosophy and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion, to   facultysearch@antiochcollege.edu with “Communication” in the subject line. Additional materials will be requested from select candidates at a later stage. Official transcripts will be required of finalists for this position. For full consideration, please apply by October 14, 2022. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Antioch College sponsorship. Questions related to this position can be sent to facultysearch@antiochcollege.edu.

Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the College offers employment, advancement opportunities and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender identity, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status. Candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s commitment to diversity and its evolving multilingual culture are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to apacheco@antiochcollege.edu