University of New Mexico Faculty Position

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University of New Mexico Faculty Position
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Department of Communication & Journalism, University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
June 22, 2015


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

department need.


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  Finalists will be asked

to give a demonstration of their teaching.


Incomplete applications will not be considered.


To apply, please go to this website: 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, The departmental website at

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