Job Posting - Assistant Professor - Communication

Assistant Professor - Communication

Angola, Indiana

Employee Type: Full-time, faculty position in the Department of Humanities and Communication beginning August 2017.

Required Education/Qualifications: 

A terminal degree in Communication or closely related discipline is preferred; Minimum qualification for the position is a Master’s degree in Communication or closely related discipline.

 The ideal candidate will have:

  • Professional work experience in the media or public relations;
  • Demonstrated experience advising student media and/or working in sports broadcasting (specifically play-by-play and/or color commentary);
  • A demonstrated record of excellence and innovation in teaching;
  • A commitment to service as a student advisor, student organization advisor, and active member of an undergraduate teaching team.


The Department of Humanities and Communication at Trine University invites applications for a full-time assistant/associate professor position with a specialty in one or more of the following (1) journalism; (2) AV production; (3) new media production; or (4) PR writing. Preferred candidates will have experience teaching writing in a variety of forms such as journalism, technical writing, new media writing, and first-year composition, as well as expertise in one or more of the following fields: journalism, radio/television production, new media web production, public relations, or technical/professional writing. Special consideration will be given to those with a background in sports broadcasting and/or student media advising.

Service to the department and the university is highly valued. This can take many forms from advising student media, working in university sports broadcasting, advising student organizations, assisting with the many departmental activities, and helping to grow the English and Communication majors.

Trine University is a small, private institution located in the beautiful lake resort region of northeastern Indiana. The mission of the University is to promote “intellectual and personal development, through professionally-focused and formative learning opportunities, preparing students to succeed, lead, and serve.” Trine University is proud of its reputation for providing graduates who immediately contribute to employment positions in both the public and private sectors. High quality teaching is our first priority; however, faculty members are expected to engage in professional development activities and develop/maintain appropriate industrial contacts, as well as significant student advising.

Please include a cover letter with your application materials. Review of applications will begin June 5 and will continue until the position is filled.


Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Outstanding Benefits:

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some benefits offered include:                     

  • Health - medical, dental, flex spending, HSA accounts
  • Life insurance - a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1 ½ times annual salary
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Retirement - after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match

Are you ready to join Trine?


Trine University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.