Job Description

Open Rank-Lecturer-Communication

Posting Numberreq6941
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentCommunication Journalism (839A)
Academic LocationCollege of Arts & Sciences
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full-time, 9-month appointment at the rank of Lecturer to begin August 2019. The department seeks to hire a generalist in communication with preparation in a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. Specifically, the department seeks a Lecturer with knowledge and experience teaching organizational communication and/or public communication (rhetorical theory). Graduate teaching is a possibility, depending on the lecturer’s areas of specialty and department need.

In addition, the successful candidate will coordinate the public speaking core course, CJ 130 (required for most UNM students), a responsibility which includes directing the graduate teaching assistants and part-time faculty who teach public speaking, managing the assessment of the core in line with UNM assessment guidelines, helping to schedule public speaking TAs, and designing and delivering teacher training during the August graduate orientation week. The normal course load for Lecturers at UNM is 4/4 per academic year. Because this position involves comprehensive administrative and coordinating duties, a significant workload reduction will be offered. The department Chair and University policies determine workload. All Lecturers are reviewed annually.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Lecturer II - Master’s Degree or terminal degree in Communication or related field completed by start date of appointment.

    Lecturer III - Ph.D. Degree or terminal degree in Communication or related field completed by start date of appointment.

2. Three years of post-secondary teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Strong record of effective teaching across the communication curriculum.

  2. Experience directing the public speaking or other core communication course.

  3. Experience/interest in developing and teaching courses in on-line or condensed formats.

  4. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities

Application InstructionsA complete application consists of: (1) letter of interest identifying areas of expertise and teaching experience; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness in the form of recent student course evaluations and teaching observations (4) statement on diversity and inclusive excellence; and (5) names and contact information of three references. References may be contacted as the search progresses. For complete details, and to apply, please visit this website: and reference posting number req6941. For best consideration, please apply by Monday, January 14, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. For more information, contact Dr. Kathy Isaacson, Lecturer in Communication Committee Chair.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 1/14/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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