Lecturers in Communication Science

University of Maryland Department of Communication

United States

Posting Details

Position Number: 1P0000

Title: Lecturer

Functional Title: Lecturers, Communication Science (Health, Risk, and Persuasion)

Category Status: 03-Faculty-Non-Tenured,Term Contr

Applicant Search Category: Faculty

Unit: ARHU-Communication

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Communication in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland-College Park invites applications for part-time or full-time lecturer positions in Communication Science for the 2021-2022 academic year. The starting date for these positions is August 2, 2021.

Position Summary

Candidates should demonstrate an ability to teach undergraduate courses in communication science, communication theory, health communication, risk communication, quantitative methods, media effects, and media campaigns. Higher education teaching experience is required. Candidates must hold a Master’s Degree in Communication, Mass Communication, or a related field at the time of appointment. Ph.D. candidates and Ph.D. recipients are encouraged to apply.

About the Department/University

The Department of Communication offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Communication and an M.P.S. degree in Interpreting or Translation. The undergraduate communication major is one of largest majors on campus and the largest within the College of Arts and Humanities. This position would support an undergraduate area of specialization in Health and Science Communication. The University of Maryland is a “Big Ten” university located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse and internationally-significant cities. The Department of Communication is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. To that end, women, racial and ethnic minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

More information about the Department of Communication is available at www.comm.umd.edu.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The application should include: (1) a letter of interest that describes the applicant’s program of research and/or other professional qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) names and email addresses of 3 references. Application materials should be submitted through the ejobs.umd.edu website.

Applicants should email questions to Dr. Leah Waks, Director of Undergraduate Studies— leahwaks@umd.edu.

Minimum Qualifications:

Higher education teaching experience is required. Candidates must hold a Master’s Degree in Communication, Mass Communication, or a related field at the time of appointment. Ph.D. candidates and Ph.D. recipients are encouraged to apply.

Posting Date: 04/15/2021

Open Until Filled Yes

Best Consideration Date 06/15/2021

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
Optional Documents

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