Lecturer of Communication Studies (2 positions to be filled)

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title Lecturer of Communication Studies (2 positions to be filled) Requisition 202000111F Rank Lecturer FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category Position Type Interim Full Time College College of Humanities and Social Sciences Department Dept of Communication Studies Quicklink http://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/25473
Contact Name Dr. Frances Brandau Title


Sam Houston State University
Department of Communication Studies
Box 2299
Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone 936-294-1497 Contact Email fbb@shsu.edu
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Department of Communication Studies at Sam Houston State University invites applications for two positions for one-year renewable full-time, non-tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of lecturer to begin Fall semester 2021.

Candidates should have a master’s degree (in hand by August 2021) in Communication Studies or Speech Communication, a minimum of two years teaching experience, mandatory experience teaching both online and face-to-face classes, and degrees from accredited universities or institutions of higher learning. Preference is given candidates with experience teaching both public speaking and business and professional communication classes and those candidates with a Ph.D. Service learning/community engagement experience is a bonus.

The position requires teaching public speaking, communication for business and the professions, and other basic Communication Studies courses as may be assigned. The teaching load is four courses, usually in face-to-face format, in both fall and spring semesters. Occasionally, online course sections might become available. Summer courses are not included in the teaching load.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Applicants must have at least a master’s degree in Communication Studies or Speech Communication. Preference will be given to candidates who have a PhD. Candidates are expected to have degrees from an accredited university or institution of higher learning and have their degrees in hand at the time of hire.

Experience Required for the Position

-Minimum 2 years college level teaching experience.
-Mandatory face-to-face and online teaching experience.
-Preference given to those with experience teaching Public Speaking and Communication for Business & Professions courses.
-Service learning/community engagement experience is a bonus.

Other Requirements for the Position

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated e-mail reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Special Instructions Summary

Please submit a Cover Letter, CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Transcripts, Diversity & Inclusion Statement, Teaching Evaluations, and 3 letters of Recommendation. The request for the three letters of recommendation will be sent out to references upon submission of the application. Letters can also be uploaded in the optional supplemental documents.

For applicants that have a sample syllabus for relevant courses, please feel free to upload the samples to the ‘Teaching Portfolio’ field below under the “Optional Documents” header.

Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Transcripts
  5. Diversity & Inclusion Statement
  6. Teaching Evaluations
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Reference Contact Information
  5. Teaching Portfolio

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