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Adjunct: Journalism Division, School of Communication (Open Continuous)

American University
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 5, 2024

American University is a student-centered research institution located in Washington, DC, with highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned faculty, and a reputation for creating meaningful change in the world. Learn more about American University


School of Communication

Time Type:

Part time

Job Description:


This is an open continuous vacancy announcement that will be used to fill adjunct vacancies as they occur. Until you hear from a representative of the School of Communication or the Office of HR Faculty, please continue to also apply directly to other positions posted on AU's website.

We’re excited that you are applying to become a member of the Adjunct Faculty in the Journalism Division at American University. Adjunct faculty are a key component of the university community, enriching the curriculum with their professional experience and scholarly expertise. They play a vital role in every department and program in every school and college at the university, teaching on campus, in our on-line programs, and working with students one-on-one.

The American University School of Communication empowers undergraduates and graduates in its programs to tell stories that influence change, inspire action, and transform our communities and our world. Most of our bachelor of arts programs will hone your professional skills for audio, video, mobile, and online platforms. You'll build a core knowledge and bolster that with solid fundamentals in communication and media theory and research, writing, editing, and media production. Our graduate programs will build your competence and knowledge as a multi-platform communicator. We will teach you the in-demand skills critical to your professional success. You will also learn the critical theory and fundamental underpinnings to sustain your career well into the future. With Washington, D.C., one of the most exciting, influential, and dynamic cities in the world, as your classroom, you'll have opportunities and internships that will open the door to a career in the communication industry.

SOC’s journalism programs focus hard on public policy coverage, investigative journalism, multimedia storytelling, emerging media -- and courses and programming around social and criminal justice, ethics, and race, gender and sexuality. Students have unprecedented opportunities to report on the critical issues of the day while working side by side with professional media outlets. Award-winning faculty teach from experience earned at the top of their fields.

Make your mark, author your story, and shape your future. Find your place at the American University School of Communication.


AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options .

Other Details
  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.

  • Employees in staff positions at American University must deliver their services to the university from either the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia, or perform work on-site at the university.

  • Please note this job announcement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • American University is an E-Verify employer.

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