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Adjunct Faculty – Communication

Community College of Rhode Island
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 20, 2023

Position Information

Position Title

Adjunct Faculty – Communication


English Department

Position Category


About CCRI

The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs.

At CCRI, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community. We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff members who reflect the demographics of our state and our increasingly diverse student population.

We believe that our diversity is our strength. We celebrate, support and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that are represented across our four campuses.

We are OneCCRI, working together to prepare learners to achieve their highest potential.

To learn about what employees value at CCRI and what it means to work here, please read about our Guiding Principles and watch videos of our employees doing what they do best:

Job Summary

To teach communication courses.

Duties and Responsibilities

To teach courses, such as Communication Fundamentals, Mass Media Foundations, Social Media, Multimedia Reporting, Interpersonal, and Public Speaking.

Minimum Requirements

• MA or PhD in Communication.
• Three years teaching communication courses at the college-level required, community college preferred.
• Excellent record of college-level teaching appropriate to rank and experience.
• Ability to use technology to enhance instruction, to submit grades, and to use email effectively.
• Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and a collaborative approach to working with students and colleagues.
• Ability to contribute to a dynamic teaching/learning environment requiring adaptability, creativity, and teamwork.


• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Ability to employ best online teaching practices within a Learning Management System, such as Blackboard.
• Demonstrated commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline.

Reports To

Department Chair

Campus Location

Multi-Campus Locations



Shift, Days, and Additional Work Schedule Information

Day and/or evening classes; various days of the week

Work Schedule




Salary/Hourly Rate

$85 per contact hour of teaching

Additional Salary Information

Licenses, Tools and Equipment

Environmental Conditions

Desired Start Date

2021, Fall Semester

Position End Date (if temporary or grant)

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies


Application Open Date


Application Close Date (includes the grace period)

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Some roles will require finalists to provide official college transcripts.

EEO Statement

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

CCRI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. CCRI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, marital, citizenship status and veteran status in all employment matters. CCRI espouses that all employees and applicants have a right to equal opportunity in all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

Sexual harassment is a form of gender-based discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

The Jeanne Clery Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Reports can be made available upon request.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you possess a MA degree (or higher) in Communication?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * In order to improve CCRI's advertising strategy, please let us know where you FIRST learned of this job opportunity. Please be specific when using website or publication names (example: LinkedIN, HigherEdjobs, Chronicle, personal referral, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents

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