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Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, Virginia (US)
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Four-Year Institution

INSTRUCTOR OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES The Department of Communication Studies and Theatre seeks a full-time Instructor beginning August 2023.

Successful candidates will have an M.A. or Ph.D.  in Communication or a related field.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching oral communication at the college level.

Responsibilities include teaching multiple sections of our first-year oral communication general education course and possibly an upper-level course in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will show a commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population within a liberal arts context and will be willing to participate in the College’s First Year Seminar and General Education programs. The teaching load is 24-semester credits per year (4-4 distribution).     

MISSION: Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of about 1600 students with a vibrant core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy and research. Successful faculty members are dedicated to advising and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide faculty initiatives, and maintaining an active research agenda. Bridgewater seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our commitment to the breadth and depth of learning as well as diversity and inclusion. Therefore, application materials should address how you might contribute to the College’s liberal arts mission or ways that this mission informs your vocation as a teacher and scholar.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia. Bridgewater offers bachelor’s degrees in approximately 60 majors and minors, along with four graduate programs, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, and teacher licensure. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant residential campus is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, one of the state's lowest crime rates, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Department Chair, Melanie Laliker, at

APPLICATION:  Please complete the online application at  and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a statement addressing the contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Please upload three letters of recommendation or forward letters to

DEADLINE: We will begin reviewing applications on March 13, 2023.
COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: Bridgewater College, an equal opportunity provider and employer, is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse workforce and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation or any characteristic protected by law.


 ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT AND ANNUAL FIRE SAFETY REPORT: The Bridgewater College Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report summarizes policies on campus security and personal safety, crime prevention, fire safety, and crime reporting, and includes crime and fire statistics for the past three years:


Annual Security Report


To request a printed copy, please call 540-828-5761





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