Lecturer - Communication

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Posting Details

Posting NumberPG190433EPInternal Recruitment NoWorking TitleLecturer - CommunicationAnticipated Hiring Range$4,500 - $5,000 per courseWork ScheduleVaries Based on Teaching ScheduleJob LocationRaleigh, NCDepartment CommunicationAbout the Department

The Department of Communication is one of the largest departments at NC State, with nearly 700 undergraduate majors and about 70 full- or part-time graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.). The undergraduate curriculum offers three programs toward a degree: Interpersonal, Organizational & Rhetorical Communication; Communication Media; and Public Relations. We have two graduate programs – a Masters of Science in Communication and an interdisciplinary (with the English department) PhD program in “Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media.” We place a solid grounding in communication theory at the core of everything we teach. Award winning faculty members collaborate on research and teaching, often across the program areas. Our professional interdependence reflects our departmental culture, which is characterized by mutual respect, friendliness and dedication to advancing the teaching, research and service missions of the university.

Essential Job Duties

The lecturer in Communication will teach undergraduate communication studies courses.

The position(s) are one-semester or one-year, non-tenure-track appointments with possibility of renewal

Other Responsibilities

Perform other duties as assigned by the department head.

Minimum Experience and Education

Requires a master’s degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience.

Other Required Qualifications

Proven ability to teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the following areas:

  • Public speaking
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Communication Ethics
  • Communication Public Relations
  • Organizational Communication
  • Rhetoric and Public Address
  • Non-profit Leadership
Preferred Qualifications

A Masters in Communication or in related fields and teaching experience at the college level.

Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License requiredNoCommercial Driver's License requiredNoJob Open Date03/10/2020Anticipated Close DateOpen until filled.Special Instructions to Applicants

In addition to your application please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, list of contacts for professional references, sample syllabus (attach as Other Doc (1), and sample assignments (attach as Other Doc (2).

Position Number00005037Position TypeNon-Tenure-Track FacultyFull Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week).225 - .675Appointment9 Month RecurringMandatory Designation - Adverse WeatherNon Mandatory - Adverse WeatherMandatory Designation - Emergency EventsNon Mandatory - Emergency EventIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoDepartment ID160701 - CommunicationAA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • Job Alert (automated email from our system)
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Monster.com
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have (or will you have by date of hire) a master's degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have teaching experience at the college level?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please select the course that you are most interested in teaching:
    • Public Speaking
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Communication Ethics
    • Communication Media
    • Communication Public Relation
    • Organizational Communication
    • Rhetoric & Public Address
    • Non-Profit Leadership
  6. * Are you qualified to teach Public Speaking
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you qualified to teach Interpersonal Communication
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you qualified to teach Communication Ethics?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Are you qualified to teach Communication Public Relations?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Are you qualified to teach Non-profit Leadership?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Are you qualified to teach Organizational Communication?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * Are you qualified to teach Rhetoric and Public Address?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document (1)
  4. Other Document (2)
  5. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 10/10/2020
    Application Due: 1/8/2021
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