Instructor, Communication Studies #498297

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Position Title:

Instructor, Communication Studies #498297





Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Department of Communication and Media at Lamar University invites nominations and applications for a full-time instructor to teach undergraduate courses in our communication studies track. The position will start August 23, 2021.

About Lamar University and the Department of Communication and Media: Home to more than 17,000 students, Lamar University is among the fastest-growing Texas colleges and universities. Lamar University is a member of The Texas State University System. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals. LU has been recognized nationally for its general education core curriculum, leadership in online education, and selection as a member of the Honor Roll of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana. LU stresses academic achievement by emphasizing hands-on learning at all levels, providing ample opportunities for undergraduate research, and supporting an excellent Honors Program. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Lamar has recently been recognized as a First Generation Forward institution. The campus is conveniently located within easy reach of Houston, TX, Lake Charles, LA, and surrounding communities. With 280 students, the Department of Communication and Media is the largest department in the College of Fine Arts and Communication and services the university’s core curriculum.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):

About the Position:
Candidates should demonstrate an ability to teach undergraduate courses in communication studies, communication theory, interpersonal communication, and/or health communication. We hope that the incoming instructor can teach three or more of the following classes: Introduction to Mass Communication, Introduction to Communication, Public speaking, Business and professional speech, Interpersonal communication, Advanced public speaking, Interviewing, Performance studies, and Argumentation.

A demonstrated ability to teach and mentor students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds is required. Higher education teaching experience is required. M.A. or M.S. in communication, mass communication, or a related field is required at the time of the appointment. Ph.D. candidates and Ph.D. recipients are encouraged to apply.

Clear evidence of effective teaching and commitment to undergraduate education; participation in advising/mentoring, recruitment, service, and committee work also required. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Lamar Expectation of Quality:

Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.


This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change. Lamar University reserves the right to revise, change or eliminate this job description at any time.

Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to the needs of the university.

This Job Description is not intended to be a contract of employment or a legal document. Employment with Lamar University is at will, and may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. Nothing in this Job Description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Lamar University employees.

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The following documents are required:
1. letter of intent
2. a curriculum vitae
3. a list of three professional references
4. university online application for employment

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Posted: 5/2/2021
Application Due: 7/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time