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Adjunct Professor of Business Communication Academic Year 2023-2024

Carnegie Mellon University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 23, 2023

Starting date: Fall of Academic Year 2023-2024

Primary responsibilities: Teaching in Tepper School of Business’s Undergraduate programs in Business and Economics at Carnegie Mellon University. Adjunct instructors deliver classes based on the existing syllabi, communicate and meet with students, grade assignments, supervise teaching assistants, and perform other teaching-related duties as needed.

Classes taught may include Business Communications and Business Presentations (see course catalog descriptions below).

Business Communications: Business Communications develops and sharpens your written, oral, and interpersonal communication, introducing you to common forms of professional writing and speaking in specific business situations. The course explores crucial rhetorical issues that impact your ability to communicate and achieve your objectives as a business leader.

Business Presentations: In this course, students prepare, present, discuss, and critique different oral presentations currently practiced in business. Topics include developing verbal and physical presence; planning presentations based on audience needs and expectations; projecting personal credibility and professionalism. Assignments and cases will vary from term to term and may include talks such as pitches, team-driven strategic plans, rallying speeches, mock interviews, and other presentations that prepare students to succeed as oral communicators in the business world.

Each class meets in person twice a week for 80 minutes and involves weekly grading.


Qualifications :
  • Recent, independent, college-level teaching experience in a relevant field
  • Ph.D. in a relevant field preferred. Master’s degree in a relevant field considered.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to foster an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, both inside and outside the classroom
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with faculty and staff
  • Candidates who have taught business communications and/or have additional business experience are preferred.
Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching, and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways.


The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon consistently ranks among the top business schools in the world at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. All Tepper School programs emphasize communication, leadership, innovation, global focus, quantitative decision making, and analytical approaches to problem solving for which the Tepper School is renowned. Faculty enrich the diverse and relatively small university community that prides itself on the open exchange of ideas, where discovery, creativity, and personal and professional development can flourish. For more information about programs at the Tepper School of Business, please go to . For more information about Carnegie Mellon University, please go to .

Application Instructions

Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately. For consideration, the following materials must be submitted via Interfolio by March 24, 2023.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current curriculum vitae with dates and brief descriptions for all relevant teaching and business experience
  3. Availability for teaching in the 2023-24 academic year (semesters and number of classes)
  4. Names, contact information, and professional relationship for three references
  5. Candidates who advance may be asked to submit additional documents, including an official transcript from institution of highest degree and recent course evaluations.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Rosanne Christy, Faculty Search Coordinator for Business Communications at or 412-268-1350.

Qualified applicants will be kept on file to contact dependent on current and future needs.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Carnegie Mellon University shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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