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Adjunct Faculty Member - College of Social Sciences / Communication

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
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Adjunct Faculty Member - College of Social Sciences / Communication

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Purpose of Position:

The CNU College of Social Sciences is accepting applications from prospective adjunct faculty members to teach individual courses, as needed, in the following areas in Spring 2024 and beyond:

- Public Speaking
- Argumentation
- Media Studies

Along with demonstrated ability for excellent teaching, candidates must hold an earned graduate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant discipline, with 18 completed semester hours of graduate coursework in communication or a closely related field. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Candidates for hire are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Departmental Information:

The Department of Communication at Christopher Newport University is composed of 13 full-time faculty. The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts program, as well as a minor in Communication. A position in this growing, collaborative department has a great deal to offer a teacher scholar committed to a life of the mind and excellence in teaching. Our chapter of LPH is vibrant—regularly hosting philanthropic events and scholarly forums. Research and teaching for the department are interdisciplinary, emphasizing the production and reproduction of systems of meaning, knowledge, culture, and behavior. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit

CNU Information:

Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 388 Best Colleges: 2023 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 4,500 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as 2nd among public regional universities in the South and 5th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus.
Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored, and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit">

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Application Instructions :

Please provide the following:
1. Cover letter describing qualifications
2. Curriculum vitae (resume) detailing relevant teaching and/or professional experience
3. Graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening)

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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EEO/Diversity Statement(s):

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity. Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement:

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