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CAS Position 2014

Deadline for applications has past. We are not accepting applications at this time.

Faculty Opening: Strategic Communication

Full Time

The Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at Calvin College announces a full-time, tenure-track opening in Strategic Communication, pending administrative approval.

We are interested more in the intellectual and teaching strengths of the person and a commitment to the institutionís mission as a strong Christian liberal arts college than in a particular research and teaching focus. We expect the person will have an interest in courses selected from organizational communication, interpersonal communication, public relations, advertising, communication theory, group communication, interpersonal communication, and public speaking. An interest in health communication will be a plus. Flexible interims in January and May offer additional opportunities to teach more specifically in one's area of interest.

The colleague will help provide collaborative, visionary leadership for the 115 students in our strategic communication and organizational communication majors, headquartered in the 50,000-square-foot DeVos Communication Center.

The Department looks for people who teach well, who are active researchers, who relish the opportunity to teach at a strong Christian liberal arts college that encourages and supports scholarly and creative enterprise, and are good enough to make a strong program and department even better.

This position begins in August 2014. The search will remain open until January 31, 2014 or until filled.


The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. or be close to completion. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate excellent teaching, develop an independent scholarly or creative program, and enjoy mentoring students. A sense of humor is welcome, and sometimes necessary.

Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin College is a Christian educational institution operated by the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. Persons interested in applying or who wish to make nominations should correspond with the Provost’s Office or the respective department chair. Further specifics are posted on the college website:

Faculty Resources

We have a number of internal funding opportunities to support faculty teaching and creative work; these include course releases, summer research stipends, travel funds, and student research opportunities (for more information, see The Dean for Research & Scholarship's website).

To Apply

Send (mail or e-mail) an application letter, an updated vita, evidence of teaching performance, three reference letters, and other relevant material to:

Dr. Randall Bytwerk
Calvin College
Communication Arts and Sciences
1810 East Beltline SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5951