One-Year Lecturer of Communication Studies

Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 24, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Communication Studies at James Madison University invites applications for a one-year Lecturer position to begin August 25, 2021.


The School of Communication Studies is located in modern facilities, and is comprised of faculty who represent a diverse range of communication training and research. Undergraduate students leave with strong research and writing skills, practical internship experiences, and a cultivated appreciation of human communication. The school also offers an M.A. program in Communication and Advocacy. The School of Communication Studies strives to create an educational environment in which students and faculty facilitate constructive dialogue in the classroom and community to inspire responsible citizenship in a diverse world. We seek candidates who will contribute to the climate and body of diversity in the School.


Duties and Responsibilities:

One or more faculty hired for these positions will work with our nationally ranked debate program, with duties including coaching, traveling with the team, and helping the debate administrative faculty with their duties as required. Candidates hired to work with the debate program will teach six courses in the upcoming academic year, and all others are expected to teach nine.



Successful candidates will have at least an MA degree in communication and experience teaching the basic communication course and will demonstrate a commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Ideal applicants will demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, possess a record of continued or promising scholarly productivity, and have the ability to teach introductory research methods classes.


Review of applications will begin on July 19, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply by visiting or go to and reference posting number F1640, where they can complete the faculty profile and upload:

  • a letter of application (this document must include a discussion of the candidate’s approach/attitude to encourage diversity of the classroom, program, and university)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • a copy of unofficial transcripts
  • student course evaluations
  • names and contact information for three academic references (whom we will contact directly to upload a letter of recommendation to the JobLink system)


Questions should be addressed to Dr. Eric Fife, School of Communication Studies Director,


James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.