Business Communication Lecturer Pool Search

Job description

Job no: 508013
Work type: Faculty Part Time/Adjunct
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Management
Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which add to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description

The Business Communication Program in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is establishing a pool of non-tenure track part-time faculty to teach Management Communication, our core offering that satisfies the University's junior year writing requirement. Management Communication is a small, workshop-based, and writing-intensive course that emphasizes real-world writing and speaking assignments that prepare students for today's dynamic business environments.

Openings may be available to teach on-campus courses as well as those offered through the University Without Walls (UWW). These latter courses may be taught during the academic year or over the winter or summer terms and are delivered fully online, allowing faculty to teach from anywhere with a dependable Internet connection. Successful candidates will have expertise or evident potential in providing quality teaching at the undergraduate level. A demonstrated ability to teach in both face-to-face and distance education formats is highly desirable.


A master’s degree in English, rhetoric, composition, technical writing, business communication, or related field is required, with preference given to those who hold a Ph.D. in one of the fields. Evidence of experience and excellence in teaching is essential. Preference will also be given to candidates who have taught online and those with business experience.

About the Business Communication Program

The Business Communication Program (BCP) oversees three core classes in the Isenberg School: Management Communication (our Junior Year Writing course), Career and Professional development, the first-year seminar Transitions, and Transfer Connection. The BCP is a unit of the Office of Career Success and collaborates with Chase Career Center. For more information about the Program, please visit our website.

About the Isenberg School of Management

The Isenberg School of Management is AACSB accredited, with nationally recognized undergraduate and MBA programs ranked in the top 50 and top 25 respectively, and a strong research culture with Ph.D. specializations offered in each of our major disciplines.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit the following materials: (a) letter of interest addressed to the Search Committee Chair (Robert Bowse, Interim Director and Senior Lecturer II), (b) curriculum vitae or resume, (c) evidence of teaching excellence, and (d) three letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed starting May 25, 2021 and continue until positions are filled.

Please note that a teaching assignment is not guaranteed and that assignments may not be offered in the order in which candidates enter the pool as openings for different classes occur at different times. While our in-person, online, and part-time degree programs operate year round, the primary need is during the fall and spring semesters. Successful applicants from this pool will be assigned based on programmatic needs starting in the Fall 2021 term.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Apr 26 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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Posted: 4/27/2021
Application Due: 7/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time