Lecturer - Communication Studies


Eastern Washington University College of Social Sciences invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies to begin September 2018. Review of applications will begin August 6, 2018, and will continue until further notice. Please note that this is a 1-year position with no chance of renewal.

Responsibilities include working and teaching within the Communication Studies Department. Teaching responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following Primary Courses:

  • Integrated Research Methods
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Leadership
  • Social Media
  • Intro to Public Relations

In addition, experience or an ability to teach other classes in the Communication Studies curriculum (please see departmental website) is desired. The successful applicant with include, with their materials, a chart detailing their experience working with these classes.

This position offers a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package. Position is open until further notice; screening of applications will begin immediately.


About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

The required start date for this position is 09/14/2018. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/14/2018.

The person hired for this position will receive a one-year non-renewable contract for academic year 2018-19.




Required Qualifications:

•Minimum of a Master's Degree in Communication Studies.
•Experience teaching college-level courses listed as the primary needs of the department.
•Demonstrated excellence in teaching Integrated Research Methods
•Demonstrated excellence in teaching the 200, 300 or 400 level courses across the Communication Studies curriculum
•Experience teaching online and hybrid courses using Canvas as the delivery platform.
•Demonstrated interest, experience and/or ability to promote cultural competence and/or diversity.
•A minimum of 2 years work experience in a Communication related field or teaching communication classes.
•Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.



Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who also offer one or more of the following:

•Experience teaching the other communication courses across the Communication Studies curriculum
•Experience adapting online and hybrid courses using Canvas as the delivery platform.
•Demonstrated applied or academic research agenda that dovetails the Primary classes listed above.







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