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Faculty - Professor of Communication Arts & Conflict Studies (Open Rank)

North Park University
Schiller Park, IL
Closing date
May 18, 2024
North Park University is seeking a well-qualified Professor of Communication Arts & Conflict Studies.

This nine-month position begins August 2024.

Duties and Responsibilities

The College of Arts and Sciences at North Park University seeks applications for an open rank full-time multi-disciplinary tenure-track position in the Department of Communication Arts to begin in August 2024. Spurred by growth in Communication Arts degree and a developing Conflict Transformation program, the department is seeking a candidate that will contribute to the development of those programs overall as it seeks to expand its course offerings in conflict transformation studies.

The successful candidate will have a load in both communication studies or conflict studies based on their qualifications and the needs of the department. Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring undergraduate students, implementation of a scholarly agenda, and participation in university-wide service. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.



Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a related field.

Commitment to undergraduate education that focuses on relationships with industry.

Commitment to multi-ethnic contexts. • Ability to maneuver multi-disciplinary spaces.

Evidence of professional practice in Communication Arts and/ or Conflict Transformation.

Possess a clear understanding of and personal commitment to North Park University's mission of Christian higher education.


Certification in conflict/ peace negotiations.

Expertise in the field of feminist studies.

Experience in the areas of critical race theory, conflict transformation, Latinx Communication, & African American Vernacular English.

An active expertise in media theory especially focused in and around social media & big data

Active participation in industry guilds.

Ability to work independently and with others, and to be proactive.

Have experience with Enterprise Systems.

Comfortable with using new technology.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with full consideration of those who apply by Wednesday, November 16th, 2023.


Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Prescription Plan

Flexible Spending Account

Commuter Benefit

Life Insurance

Disability Insurance

Retirement Plan

Tuition Remission

Helwig Recreation Center

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