Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


The University of Wisconsin-Stout seeks a full-time tenure-track assistant professor starting in August 2023. An individual in this position will teach the general education public speaking course and other Communication Studies courses as assigned, such as business and professional speaking, persuasive speaking, interpersonal communication, listening, interviewing, nonverbal communication, small group communication. As a laptop campus, Stout provides all undergraduates with the technological tools to pursue complex research projects in and out of the classroom, and the successful candidate will demonstrate a pedagogical approach that exploits this environment fully. This individual will maintain an active research agenda, participate in the development and assessment of programs and courses, collaborate in communication-across-the-curriculum initiatives, advise students, cultivate positive professional and collegial relationships, and participate in department and university service and leadership activities. This individual will expand the polytechnic focus in Communication Studies courses, have expertise related to the assessment of Communication Studies learning outcomes, and build relationships between Communication Studies and faculty, programs, and units across the university.


Minimum / Required

  • PhD in Communication Studies or terminal degree in related discipline (ABD status will be considered pending successful completion by date of appointment)
  • Interest in advancing student learning in area of communication
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse stakeholders

Highly Desired

  • Knowledge of Communication Studies subject areas in an applied setting
  • Proficiency in educational technology, including online and hybrid learning
  • Demonstrate interest in developing curriculum and programs in a polytechnic setting, course and program assessment, and collaborating in communication-across-the-curriculum initiatives
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Evidence of scholarly research
  • Evidence of service and leadership


Responsible for a teaching load of 12 credit hours per semester, maintaining an active research agenda, and contributing to the department and university through service activities. Provide student academic advisement and conduct assessment of student learning. This includes contributing to academic program assessment and continuous improvement processes, in collaboration with faculty and staff.


The Department of English, Philosophy, and Communication Studies values collaboration and interdisciplinary learning and is committed to creating an inclusive campus community. Candidates who have experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals and/or groups and who can contribute to fostering an inclusive environment are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas. Department faculty and staff foster humanities teaching and research on our polytechnic campus and empower students to develop their communication skills, preparing them for success in their personal and professional lives. The department offers courses in communication studies, English, literature, logic, philosophy, and women and gender studies. We offer a B.S. in Professional Communication and Emerging Media and six minors including Communication Studies. The department supports a reading series and a student creative arts journal. Our Communication Studies courses ground theoretical and rhetorical concepts in practical, career-focused, and civic-minded applications that emphasize communicating effectively and ethically in an increasingly diverse world to promote civic engagement and innovative solutions to problems facing the world. Visit the English, Philosophy, and Communication Studies department for more information:


Applications received by end of day, December 7, 2022, are ensured full consideration. Applications submitted after December 7, 2022, may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.

To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to:

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter (* See below)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Inclusivity statement: Separate one-page or less document demonstrating your commitment to diversity.
  4. One-page teaching philosophy statement
  5. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
  6. Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Justin Nicholes


If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Diane Duerst, Department Assistant

Phone: 715-232-1629



An innovative leader within the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin-Stout offers an unparalleled career-focused education that integrates applied learning, theory and research and real-world experiences to prepare our students for the future. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we’re proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.

UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 47 undergraduate, 21 masters and 3 advanced programs and more than 30 certificate options in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 8,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin’s only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.

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University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: .


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.

All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:

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