Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Communication (Ref: ASST-KSC)

Charlotte, North Carolina
Jun 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte seeks a one-year instructor to teach courses in its undergraduate program. This position begins August 15, 2017.

The School operates with an endowment from the Knight Foundation and its mission is to prepare consumers and creators of communication messages to become engaged citizens, advocates and leaders in the communities they serve. It offers undergraduate majors in communication and journalism & digital media, as well as minors in the areas of organizational, health, and sports communication, media studies and popular culture, and journalism. In addition, the School supports a master of arts degree in communication in both campus and online platforms. We welcome applicants who can contribute across our undergraduate curriculum areas, but especially invite those who can offer expertise in journalism and digital media.

Applicants must have at least an earned Master’s degree in Communication Studies or a related field by the time of application; preference will be given to applicants who are ABD or have an earned Ph.D. Candidates should have a strong record of teaching and demonstrate a commitment to engaged student learning. The rank of appointment will be commensurate with candidate qualifications. 

Application Instructions:
Qualified candidates should submit via email to all of the following in (.doc) or (.pdf) format.

• a letter of interest,
• curriculum vitae
• the names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Be sure to include "REF: ASST-KSC” and Your Name in your email Subject Line. (Example:  REF: ASST-KSC, Shawn Smith). For full consideration, please apply by July 14, 2017. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled; applications received by that deadline will receive priority consideration.

Queens offers medical (PPO or a high deductible option with Health Savings Account), dental and vision insurance, domestic partner benefits, defined contribution retirement plan and supplemental retirement plans, tuition remission, Queens-paid life insurance, supplemental life insurance, dependent life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care, qualified transportation expense), long-term disability leave, parental leave, FMLA leave (upon eligibility), reduced cost meals at Morrison Dining Hall, employee assistance program (EAP), wellness programs.

About Queens
Queens University of Charlotte is a private, co-educational, Presbyterian-affiliated comprehensive university located in the heart of Myers Park in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is consistently ranked in the top tier of Southern Regional Masters Universities. The university has over 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students in programs offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the McColl School of Business, the James L. Knight School of Communication, the Wayland H. Cato Jr. School of Education, the Andrew Blair College of Health and the Presbyterian School of Nursing. Additional information about Queens University of Charlotte may be found at

Queens values campus diversity and demonstrates this in campus initiatives; we particularly encourage members of historically under-represented groups to apply. Queens University of Charlotte is completely and firmly committed to supporting and celebrating all forms of diversity. Queens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identify, religion, age, national origin, disability, political beliefs, veteran status, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, employment and hiring policies, or other University-administered programs. Any applicant for employment who needs any reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Director of Human Resources (704-337-2297 or

Only candidates who best match requirements of job will be contacted.  The position will be removed from the website once an offer is extended and accepted, or when a sufficient candidate pool is identified. Due to limited staff resources, phone calls cannot be accepted or returned. 

Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation)
• Visual Abilities: Read reports, create presentations and use a computer system – 75-100% of the time
• Hearing: Hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, vendors and students – 75-100% of the time.
• Dexterity, Grasping, Feeling: Write, type and use the telephone, copier, and computer systems – 75-100% of the time
• Mobility: Open files and operate office machines; move between departments and attend meetings across campus – 75-100% of the time
• Talking: Frequently convey detailed or important instructions and ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly – 75-100% of the time
• Lifting, Pulling, Pushing: Exert up to 30 pounds for force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects – 50-74% of the time.
• Cognitive/Emotional: Ability to critically think and concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in conditions – 75-100% of the time

Work Conditions
• Work is performed in office environments, involving contact with students, faculty, staff, parents, service providers and vendors
• Work has deadlines, interruptions, and may be stressful at times
• Work may involve teaching evening courses to accomplish objectives of the position