Lecturer III in Communication

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Lecturer III in Communication
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University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM, USA
December 8, 2014


Lecturer III in Communication  

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 August 1, 2015. The department seeks to hire a lecturer with knowledge and experience teaching interpersonal communication, conflict management, and mediation. The successful candidate will coordinate the teaching assistants and part-time instructors who teach sections of CJ 221 (Interpersonal Communication) and CJ 320 (Mediation). In addition, this lecturer will teach other courses at the undergraduate level that meet teaching needs in the department's concentrations (interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, environmental, media studies, and public communication). Graduate teaching is a possibility, depending on the lecturer's areas of specialty and department need. 

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. 

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

Minimum Qualifications:Ph.D. in Communication or related field completed by August 1, 2015, and three years post-secondary teaching experience.  

Preferred Qualifications:

(a) A strong record of effective teaching across the communication curriculum; 

(b) Experience teaching interpersonal communication, communication and conflict, and mediation; 

(c) Experience directing/coordinating teaching assistants and/or part-time instructors; 

(d) Experience/interest in developing and teaching courses in on-line or condensed formats; 

(e) A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, student success, and working with broadly diverse communities, as well as a desire to mentor students from diverse backgrounds; and 

(f) Evidence of participation in professional and/or communication associations.  

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy (Faculty/Exec)  

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; and 

(5) 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

Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

To apply, please go to this website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ and reference Posting Number. For best consideration, please apply by December 8. 2014. The position will remain open until filled.  

Department Website:http://cjdept.unm.edu/  

Institutional Commitment: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, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.