Lecturer III University of New Mexico

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Lecturer III University of New Mexico
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University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
April 24, 2014


I encourage environmental communication folks to apply for the position below. Our department has just launched an environmental communication concentration for its majors with undergraduate courses that include Environment and Rhetoric, Ecocultural Communication, and Lobo Gardens (research-service-learning course on food, community gardens, farming). Best consideration is April 24, so coming up fast!

Best - Tema Milstein

The Department of Communication & Journalism at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full time, 9-month appointment at the rank of Lecturer III to begin in August 1, 2014. This is a renewable teaching appointment based on the lecturer's performance. The position involves 70% teaching and 30% service, and the teaching load involves 7 courses each year (4 for the fall semester and 3 for the spring semester).

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 the foundational communication theory course as well as undergraduate classes that fit with the requirements and electives for at least two of the department's undergraduate degree concentrations: interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, environmental, mass media, and public communication. In addition, the successful candidate will coordinate the public speaking core course (required for most UNM students), which includes directing the 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 university is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity through their teaching and service. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication or related field completed by August 1, 2014, and three years postsecondary teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications: (a) Strong record of effective teaching; (b) Experience in teaching courses in alternative formats such as on-line or distance education courses; (c) Experience directing the public speaking or other core communication course; (d) Experience with and desire to mentor students from diverse backgrounds; and (e) Evidence of active participation in professional and/or communication associations.

Application Process: A complete application consists of: (1) letter of interest identifying qualifications related to the position announcement; (2) a complete academic resume, including current position; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, including course syllabi and teaching evaluations; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy; (5) DVD of a live classroom teaching session; and (6) letters of recommendation sent from three academic sources. The letters of recommendation should be sent by the authors in a PDF attachment to Nancy C. Montoya, department administrator, Communication & Journalism at nmontoya@unm.edu. The DVD should be mailed to the attention of Nancy C. Montoya, The University of New Mexico, Department of Communication & Journalism, MSC03 2240, Albuquerque, NM 87131 by the applicant. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

To apply, please go to this website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ and reference Posting Number: 0824613. For best consideration, please apply by April 24, 2014. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer and educator.

For more information contact Dr. Janet Shiver, Search Chair, jshiver@unm.edu.

This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners