Part-time Adjunct Faculty, Department of Communication

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20111464
Position Title Part-time Adjunct Faculty, Department of Communication
Template Title
Position Type Faculty
Position Number
Department Communication

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
A part-time adjunct faculty member will provide clinical instruction within the Department of Communication. This adjunct will plan, coordinate, and conducts courses and/or clinical experiences for students. Reports to the Department Chair.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
• The primary responsibilities of part-time adjunct faculty are to teach classes currently in the curriculum. The adjunct faculty member will teach 3 to 9 credits (1 to 3 classes), which means he or she will prepare and provide on-campus and online students with course outlines, materials, and lectures that support learning objectives set forth in the course syllabus; develop and measure learning outcomes; and assess student performance and maintain grade records.
• The adjunct faculty member will create an effective learning environment through the use of a variety of instructional methods.
• The adjunct faculty member will grade classwork and assignments.
• The adjunct faculty member will be responsive to student questions and concerns. Provide great customer service to our students.
• The adjunct faculty member will remain knowledgeable about advances in their disciplines, in learning theory, and in pedagogy.
• The adjunct faculty member will support the college’s strategic plans and the department’s goals.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
1. Maintains academic standards as established by the department, college, and university.
2. Teaches students in clinical and laboratory settings.
3. Participates in planning and organization of courses to which assigned.

4. Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of course activities.

5. Plans professional development activities for self such as continuing education offerings, workshops, professional meetings, etc.

6. Participates in program and department activities associated with professional status.

7. Maintains membership in and participates in activities of professional associations.

8. Incorporates new knowledge and techniques in clinical and laboratory teaching.

9. Displays a scholarly orientation to the assumption of the responsibilities of a university faculty member.
a. Utilizes teaching-learning principles appropriately;
b. Serves as a knowledgeable resource person to students and community;

c. Shares professional expertise at the local level.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience:
Applicants for part-time adjunct teaching assignments are expected to have strong communication skills.

Part-time adjunct faculty applicants are expected to have post-secondary teaching experiences (including familiarity with instructional technology); work experiences in the discipline to be taught (e.g., advertising, digital media, multi-platform journalism, public relations, and/or related fields); a commitment to excellent teaching and a demonstrated familiarity with “best practices” in undergraduate education; and knowledge of industry-related software and systems, including industry certifications, where appropriate. Degrees must be from an accredited institution.

M.A. or Ph.D. in Communication, Journalism, or a related field at the time of appointment is preferred, but graduate students with at least 18 credit hours in communication will be considered. The candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring and be able to teach introductory and advanced courses in communication studies, advertising, digital media, multi-platform journalism, public

About Lamar University:
Home to approximately 15,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. 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. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

About the Department of Communication:
The Department of Communication opens the door for exciting careers in advertising, broadcasting, corporate communication, film, journalism and public relations. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in communication. Students build a variety of communication skills in areas such as interpersonal communication, communication theory, public speaking, oral interpretation and debate, and media writing.

For additional information about the Department of Communication at LU please visit our website: https://www.lamar.edu/fine-arts-communication/communication/

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 Statement

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

Preferred Qualifications

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, 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.

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Application Information

Posting Date 12/06/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions

Send letter of interest (including the name of the position for which you are applying, your qualifications, professional experience, teaching experience, and philosophy of teaching), and a curriculum vitae/professional resume to Dr. Natalie T. J. Tindall, Chair, Department of Communication, Lamar University, P. O. Box 10077, Beaumont, TX 77710. If you have questions or concerns, please email communication@lamar.edu or call 409-880-8153.

Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: To claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to jobs4vets@lamar.edu your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted.
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 1
  2. Miscellaneous