Clinical Assistant Professor


The Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business is accepting applications for a non-tenure track faculty position teaching business communications. The successful candidate will begin job responsibilities in August 2023 at the starting rank of clinical assistant professor, with the opportunity to promote to clinical associate professor (and, later, clinical professor) after a record of success at the clinical assistant professor level. This position's primary focus will be teaching business communications classes to undergraduate business students. 

In Business Communications classes, students learn rhetorical considerations of audience, purpose, and genre awareness and apply them to business-related writing tasks such as letters, emails, white papers, and reports. These classes approach writing as an entry point to other communication skills, incorporating oral and nonverbal communication. Students develop skills in delivering presentations, team building, and interviewing.

The typical teaching load will be four courses in the fall semester and three in the spring. The spring course release will allow time to devote to research. In addition to fulfilling teaching responsibilities, applicants should demonstrate an interest in and an aptitude for presenting and publishing research related to business communications. The Information Systems and Business Analytics Department supports faculty development and research through generous academic and professional conferences funding. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. We celebrate diverse perspectives and recognize them as essential for effective business communication. We welcome applicants with diverse positionalities, including those from historically underrepresented groups.

The Hankamer School of Business ( is AACSB accredited, and the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics ( has 33 full-time faculty supporting three full-time management information systems degrees (undergraduate MIS, MSIS, and PhD) as well as business school service courses in quantitative business methods, MIS, and business communications. Baylor’s Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics positions offer market-competitive salaries, generous research support, and above-average benefits, which include tuition remission for spouses and dependents at Baylor and a consortium of other highly regarded private universities. The department is housed in the new, state-of-the-art Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation (

Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of around 21,000 students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having just been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the "Great Colleges to Work For" from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.  


Qualified applicants should possess a Ph.D. (or have ABD status) in rhetoric and composition, English, technical communication and rhetoric, communication studies, or a related discipline and should demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence in this field or have at least 5-7 years of impressive, relevant industry experience in the field with a master’s degree in rhetoric and composition, English, technical communication and rhetoric, communication studies, or a related discipline. While research is not the primary purpose of this position, preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of research or research promise. Additionally, candidates must demonstrate alignment with Baylor’s mission through a personal commitment to the Christian faith and a local church. 

Application Instructions

Candidates should provide 1) a letter of interest, including a statement of personal faith and potential fit with Baylor's Christian mission; 2) transcripts; 3) a curriculum vita; and 4) a list of three references. To be considered, applicants must apply via Interfolio at . If you have questions regarding the position, please contact one of the search committee co-chairs: Debra Burleson ( or Christina Iluzada ( For questions about the application process, please contact Carol Marroquin, Office Manager/Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics (

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received via Interfolio by September 15, 2022.

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