Lecturer - Limited Term in Communication

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Job ID: 220631

Position # 20015044

Augusta University’s Department of Communication is seeking an open-rank, limited-term (one-semester) faculty appointment with the possibility of renewal. The candidate will teach five courses per semester, including introductory public speaking and upper-level courses in communication studies and mass communication. The ideal candidate will be able to work collegially with individuals of diverse backgrounds and will contribute to AU’s overall academic mission.


Rank: Lecturer.

Load: 5-5.

Start date: Jan. 1, 2021.

Contact: Dr. David W. Bulla, department chair, at [email protected].


The Department of Communication at Augusta University prepares students for today’s rapidly changing workplace and emphasizes transferable skills that employers demand in dynamic, creative, and team-oriented environments. In preparation for their career endeavors, our majors develop high professional and ethical standards while coming to appreciate both the innovative nature of modern communication and the importance of enduring democratic values in a free and open society. The department offers an integrated curriculum with the goal of producing graduates with a broad knowledge of communication, including the fundamental skills of the professions and an understanding of the theoretic, legal, and ethical dimensions of communication. Our areas of study include communication studies, journalism, performance studies, public relations and television-video production. The department has a video production lab, a student newspaper and magazine, Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, and a Society of Professional Journalists student chapter. The Augusta University Department of Communication website is: https://www.augusta.edu/pamplin/communication/index.php.


Augusta University is located in northeast Georgia. The climate is temperate with mild winters and subtropical, humid summers. Augusta, which has a population of 200,000, is the home of The Masters golf tournament, Fort Gordon, the childhood home of President Woodrow Wilson, and the late soul singer James Brown. Augusta, which dates back to the 18th Century and is located just below the fall line of the Savannah River, is known as the Garden City because of its amazing display of azaleas, dogwoods, and crepe myrtles. It is located two hours from Atlanta, an hour from Columbia, S.C., and three hours from both Savannah and Charleston, S.C.


Minimum Requirements


The candidate, who will teach a variety of communication classes, should have at least an M.A. or M.S. in Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism, Mass Communication, or a closely related field, although a Ph.D. is preferred. Demonstrated teaching excellence at the college level is preferred.


Conditions of Employment


All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.


How To Apply


To be considered an applicant for this position your must apply online at http://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty.

Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.


Equal Employment Opportunity


Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.



Other Information


This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees.  "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."


Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.




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Posted: 9/9/2020
Application Due: 10/29/2020
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