Instructor of Communication Studies

Bridgewater, Virginia
Feb 14, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Instructor of Communication Studies

Position Summary:

The Department of Communication Studies and Theatre is seeking job candidates for the position of Instructor of Communication Studies. This full-time contract, non-tenure track position will begin in August 2019. 

The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in Communication. The primary responsibility for this position is teaching COMM 100: Oral Communication, which is focused on the development of public speaking skills. There also may be the opportunity to teach the college’s first-year seminar, and possibly additional courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The teaching load is eight courses per year. All full-time faculty members also engage in advising, departmental service and collaborative engagement in programmatic initiatives and professional development activities. Bridgewater College is especially interested in receiving applications from candidates interested in working with students from a diverse background.

Mission: Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of almost 1900 students with a vibrant core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy and research. Successful faculty members are dedicated to advising and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide faculty initiatives, and maintaining an active research agenda. Bridgewater seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our commitment to liberal learning, and so application materials should address how you might contribute to the College’s liberal arts mission or ways that this mission informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.

General Information: Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia and has an educational philosophy of developing the whole person and equipping students to become leaders with a strong sense of personal accountability and civic responsibility. The College offers 63 majors and minors, 29 concentrations and emphases, pre-professional programs, dual degree programs, teacher education and certification, and two graduate programs, in athletic training and Digital Media Strategy. Bridgewater’s growing enrollment includes students from 30 states and eight countries. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and sponsors 23 intercollegiate athletic teams and an equestrian team that competes in the IHSA.

The beautiful and vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater in the midst of the Shenandoah Valley. It is conveniently situated to provide easy access to both Washington D.C. and Richmond, each only two hours away. The area is a desirable locale for people who enjoy sports and outdoor activities. An excellent school system, a healthy business environment, a low crime rate, and the natural beauty of the region draw many graduates back to the area. The College enjoys tremendous support from the local community.

Apply: Please complete the online application at and attach a cover letter, detailed CV, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, three signed letters of reference (sent directly to Human Resources at Bridgewater College by the references.).

Deadline: March 10, 2019

For More Information: Email [email protected]

Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.

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