Communication Faculty Position

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Aurora University seeks talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester. Student advising is supported by professional staff. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Experience teaching at a smaller, private institution is highly preferred.

The Dunham School of Business and Public Policy at Aurora University is seeking applicants for a one-year Lecturer of Communication faculty appointment for the 2021-2022 academic year.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is Augest 16, 2021, for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a graduate degree in communication or a related field from an accredited college or university. Terminal degree preferred. Priority given to candidates with professional and research expertise in one of the areas of specialty in the department: (i) visual communication/graphic design, (ii) public relations and event planning, and/or (iii) professional writing and journalism.

In addition to teaching courses in one of the preceding areas of specialty, the successful candidate should be prepared to teach a broad range of communication courses including business and professional communication, interpersonal communication, persuasion, audience analysis and research methods, the senior capstone, etc. Applicants should show excellence in teaching and a commitment to mentoring students. Involvement with professional communication societies is also valued. Teaching in the university's general education program may also be required.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities will be undergraduate teaching and student mentorship. Opportunities to teach marketing-related courses at the graduate-level are also available. Primary responsibilities also include active engagement in institutional service, professional activity, program assessment, and recruitment. This position will play a critical role in supporting both the marketing majors and affiliate programs in related fields.

All benefit-eligible faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed.

Please submit application materials as follows:

Hardcopy submissions:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

Electronic submissions:

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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