Lecturer of Communication Studies (2 positions to be filled)

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Position Title:

Lecturer of Communication Studies (2 positions to be filled)





FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Interim Full Time


College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Dept of Communication Studies



Contact Name:

Dr. Frances Brandau



Sam Houston State University
Department of Communication Studies
Box 2299
Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

[email protected]

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The Department of Communication Studies at Sam Houston State University invites applications for two positions for one-year renewable full-time, non-tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of lecturer to begin Fall semester 2021.

Candidates should have a master’s degree (in hand by August 2021) in Communication Studies or Speech Communication, a minimum of two years teaching experience, mandatory experience teaching both online and face-to-face classes, and degrees from accredited universities or institutions of higher learning. Preference is given candidates with experience teaching both public speaking and business and professional communication classes and those candidates with a Ph.D. Service learning/community engagement experience is a bonus.

The position requires teaching public speaking, communication for business and the professions, and other basic Communication Studies courses as may be assigned. The teaching load is four courses, usually in face-to-face format, in both fall and spring semesters. Occasionally, online course sections might become available. Summer courses are not included in the teaching load.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

Applicants must have at least a master’s degree in Communication Studies or Speech Communication. Preference will be given to candidates who have a PhD. Candidates are expected to have degrees from an accredited university or institution of higher learning and have their degrees in hand at the time of hire.

Experience Required for the Position:

-Minimum 2 years college level teaching experience.
-Mandatory face-to-face and online teaching experience.
-Preference given to those with experience teaching Public Speaking and Communication for Business & Professions courses.
-Service learning/community engagement experience is a bonus.

Other Requirements for the Position:

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated e-mail reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Special Instructions Summary:

Please submit a Cover Letter, CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Transcripts, Diversity & Inclusion Statement, Teaching Evaluations, and 3 letters of Recommendation. The request for the three letters of recommendation will be sent out to references upon submission of the application. Letters can also be uploaded in the optional supplemental documents.

For applicants that have a sample syllabus for relevant courses, please feel free to upload the samples to the ‘Teaching Portfolio’ field below under the “Optional Documents” header.

Open Until Filled:


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/18/2020
Application Due: 2/16/2021
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