Adjunct Instructor - Communication

Jun 13, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Adjunct Instructor - Communication

Position Category: Faculty - Adjunct (Variable Hour)

Under administrative direction from the program coordinator, department chairperson, and dean, individual shall perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Designs and teaches courses in field of study.
  • Plans, prepares, and follows an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught.
  • Prepares instructional materials (course outlines, syllabi, exams, mock-ups, visual aids, and instruction sheets) as necessary.
  • Instructs, manages, and supervises individual and groups in classrooms, laboratories, and shops through using appropriate teaching methods.
  • Evaluates instruction and learning by means of appropriate testing methods.
  • Maintains a student-oriented approach to education.
  • Recommends students for advancement and graduation.
  • Maintains and submits accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, performance, and follow-up.
  • Coordinates cooperative work experience programs and students as assigned.
  • Assists counselors, department chairperson and or program coordinator, faculty, and department staff in maintaining an effective program.
  • Improves professionally and maintains currency in the courses taught by: reading and utilizing materials found in trade, technical, and professional publications; surveying and researching industrial and business establishments; obtaining and maintaining certification and degrees as required; attending professional and specialty courses; keeping abreast of new development trends, and techniques.
  • Is thoroughly familiar with the academic freedom and professional responsibility statement and adheres to these policies.
  • Maintains desirable and safe laboratory, shop, and classroom conditions.

    Required Qualifications:
    Evidence of one semester of completed master’s coursework from an accredited college or university in Communication or a closely related area.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Extensive knowledge of student management, motivation, and evaluation.
    • Extensive knowledge of evaluation of instruction, curriculum development, program development and evaluation.
    • Thorough knowledge of appropriate field of study, thorough knowledge of counseling and advising techniques.
    • Knowledge of work experience programs (if appropriate for assignment).
    • Effective human relations skills and communication techniques.
    • Skill in public speaking and report writing.
    • Ability to apply effectively general principles to specific conditions.
    • Ability to follow written and oral procedures and instructions.
    • Ability to work effectively with people.
    • Extensive knowledge of subject matter and course content of classes to be taught, instructional strategies and techniques.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in Communication matter or a closely related area and one year of teaching or closely related professional experience.

    Physical Requirements:
    Standing, sitting, moving about a classroom continuously, continual talking and listening.

    Benefits Summary:

    FLSA: Non-Exempt

    Pay Range: DOQ: (for salary schedules)

    Advertisement Number: FAC02717
    Open Date: 06/12/2017
    Review Start Date: 06/16/2017
    Close Date: 5/31/2018
    Open Until Filled: No

    Special Instructions to Applicant: Under “Reference’s Letter” please list a minimum of two contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process. • Adjunct instructors are hired and retained on an as needed basis. • Applicants may be subject to a criminal background check and degree verification. • Adjunct faculty are hired on an as needed basis for a semester appointment only. • This position is posted on a continuous recruit basis. This means that applications are accepted even though there may not be a position currently available.

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    Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer and committed to fostering a diverse workforce. As an inclusive community, we actively seek diversity among our applicants for this position. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.