University of New Mexico Faculty Position
A quick note: I highly encourage EC folks to apply for this position by the June 22 date. UNM is known for treating lecturers fairly. Lecturers go through promotion, which is akin to the tenure process, and have the associated job security. They also receive paid leaves, akin to sabbaticals. Please note that environmental communication is one of our undergraduate concentrations and can be one of the two or more foci of applicants. In the department, lecturers are equal voting members to tenure-track/tenured faculty and can teach graduate classes and serve on graduate committees, if they so choose.
Communication Lecturer III Search Announcement
University of New Mexico
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 generalist in communication with preparation in a variety of
theoretical and methodological approaches. Specifically, the department
seeks a lecturer with knowledge and experience teaching in at least two
of the department's undergraduate degree concentrations: interpersonal,
organizational, intercultural, environmental, mass media, public
communication, and strategic communication. Graduate teaching is a
possibility, depending on the lecturer's areas of specialty and
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, including evaluation of teaching and employee performance,
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.
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. An additional class will be
released each year for the coordination of public speaking, resulting in
an actual teaching load of 6 classes per year.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication or related field
completed by August 1, 2015, three years of post-secondary teaching
experience and record of effective teaching.
Preferred Qualifications: (a) Strong record of effective teaching across
the communication curriculum; (b) Experience directing the public
speaking or other core communication course; (c) Experience/interest in
developing and teaching courses in on-line or condensed formats; (d)
Experience with and desire to mentor students from diverse backgrounds;
(e) Evidence of participation in professional and/or communication
association; and (f) A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity,
inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse
The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action
employer and educator.
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; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Finalists will be asked
to give a demonstration of their teaching.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
To apply, please go to this website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ and
reference Posting Number: 0830277 For best consideration, please apply
by June 22, 2015. The position will remain open until filled.
For more information contact Dr. Janet Shiver, Search Chair,
provides additional information about the goals, mission, courses, and
the student population.
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