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Communication Studies (Dual Enrollment), Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty

Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

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Communication Studies (Dual Enrollment), Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty


Communication Studies

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.


The salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Communication Studies at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, temporary (non-tenurable) faculty position (#415040) at the rank of lecturer. This is a one-year temporary appointment with a possible annual renewal for up to three years. The start date for the appointment is August 1, 2024.

The successful applicant will teach dual enrollment communication studies courses on-site in area high schools and is expected to demonstrate teaching excellence in public speaking through evaluations by students and peers. The incumbent will teach sections of dual enrollment communication studies courses at a local high school and additional courses on the MTSU campus as needed to satisfy a full-time teaching workload every year. The sections will be offered as part of the normal high school course schedule and will conform to the high school academic calendar and bell schedule. The incumbent must communicate regularly with the high school administration and department chair at MTSU to coordinate planned course activities with the high school calendar.

Required Education

A master's degree in communication or a closely related field is required by the appointment date.

Other Desirables

Applicants with at least three (3) years of university teaching experience will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy.

Special Instruction to Applicants

For more information about serving as a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University, please visit our faculty recruitment webpage at .

If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128. If you have position-specific questions, please contact Karla Barnes at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you must provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 06/27/2024

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With an enrollment of 20,000 students, MTSU is the top producer of graduates for the Greater Nashville area, has been identified by the Princeton Review as one of the Best 385 Colleges in the U.S. for five consecutive years, and is also the top destination for transfer students in Tennessee. MTSU embraces its roles as a major comprehensive university and as the destination of choice for Tennessee undergraduates while expanding its reach nationally and internationally through signature programs and select master's, specialist, and doctoral programs. MTSU students, faculty, and staff generate, preserve, and disseminate knowledge and innovation and collaboratively promote excellence through teaching and learning, research, creative activity, and public engagement. MTSU holds the Carnegie Doctoral University: High Research Activity and Community Engagement classifications.

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching, robust research, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and administrators who value working with diverse students. 

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