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Adjunct - CoAS - Communication

Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 15, 2023

Job Details

About the College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS) delivers a time-honored liberal arts education paired with Drexel’s renowned focus on applied learning. Our research and scholarship explore contemporary issues with an eye toward improving the common good. With a breadth of disciplines in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, and a focus on the now, the College is the perfect home for curious scholars who seek to apply their learning in the service of humanity. Our undergraduate programs, Co-op experiences and Community-Based Learning courses give students a broad-based, hands-on education that prepares them to make an impact immediately. Our graduate programs take a rigorous yet practical approach to advancing knowledge. Our faculty members are dedicated teachers and gifted scholars who publish groundbreaking research on the world’s most pressing issues.

About the Department of Communication

Students in Drexel University’s Department of Communication gain broad theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience as they work toward successful careers in public relations, journalism, and countless areas in which communication skills are essential. We offer three distinct concentrations: Public Relations, Journalism and a flexible, general Communication concentration. Students gain up to 18 months of real-word career experience in the co-op program. At the graduate level, the Department offers a Master in Strategic and Digital Communication. The department also offers a Master of Science in Communication, Culture and Media as well as a Doctorate in Communication Culture and Media.

Job Summary

The adjunct faculty member will bring all their academic and professional expertise in the subject matter to the classroom and will employ a variety of strategies to foster student learning and discussions, as well as encourage active learning in all students, maintain proper course-related records, and evaluate student work and provide students with feedback as to the progress toward meeting the objectives of the course. Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively teaching students in the assigned classroom or online. Responsibilities may include teaching days or evenings, with the potential for online only, in-person only, or a combination of both.

Essential Functions
  • Teach required number of credit hours per term based on the contract.
  • Provide a full syllabus and determine relevant teaching resources ahead of the start of the course
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the education of young adults, teaching methodology, curriculum development and evaluation.
  • Evaluate student achievement of curricular objectives/outcomes related to communication knowledge and practice.
  • Schedule two office hours per week for student availability.
  • Maintain communication with the assistant department head regarding any course or student issues.
Required Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Communication or related field is required
  • Demonstrable academic and/or professional experience commensurate with course content and requirements.
  • Demonstrable experience in teaching, also remote/online if so required, and in using electronic learning environment, preferable Black Board
Special Instructions to the Applicant
  • Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.
  • In your cover letter, please include your contributions to inclusion and diversity and your commitment to fostering DEI objectives.
Advertised:Apr 24 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Jun 30 2024 Eastern Daylight Time


Drexel University

Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel is a comprehensive global R1-level research university with a unique model of experiential learning that combines academic rigor with one of the nation’s premier cooperative education programs.

Drexel University is an urban research university that integrates education, scholarship, diverse partnerships, and our global community to address society’s most pressing challenges through an inclusive learning environment, immersive experiential learning, external partnerships, transdisciplinary and applied research, and creative activity. We prepare graduates of diverse backgrounds to become purpose-driven professionals and agents for positive change

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