Full Time Lecturer Temporary of Communication

UW Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Washington, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a one-year, non-renewable Full Time Lecturer in Communication in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS).

 UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university. Our commitments to diversity and the Tacoma community are central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.

 This is a full-time position with a 9-month service period beginning September 16, 2022. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach seven courses across three quarters in a range of topics including but not limited to Media Literacy, Media & Society, Social Media. The ability to teach courses in our professional track is preferred but not required. Communication faculty at the University of Washington Tacoma are committed to taking a critical perspective and including themes of inclusivity, diversity, and equity across the breadth of their teaching and research. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to supporting diverse student populations through inclusive teaching practices and will integrate effective pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning. 

 The position primarily contributes to the Communication major but also supports other

interdisciplinary majors and concentrations at UW Tacoma.  The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit




 The position requires a doctorate or other terminal degree, or foreign equivalent in Communication or related field. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will also be considered.  The position is expected to teach courses primarily in-person, but some online teaching may be negotiable with appropriate evidence of online teaching certification. 

 To apply, please submit:

  1. Letter delineating your interests and qualifications, and your teaching experience. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity;
  2. curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught,
  3. statement of your teaching philosophy, emphasizing the applicant’s ability to create an inclusive classroom 
  4. evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., quantitative student evaluations, peer or supervisor teaching evaluations, a self-reflection on teaching effectiveness, or other evidence), and
  5. Contact information for three references 

 Short-listed candidates may be asked to submit examples of their syllabi.  Letters of reference will be requested for finalists.  

 Submit all application materials through Interfolio. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin May 27, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications may not be considered. For further information, e-mail Dr. Randy Nichols, search chair, at rjnic@uw.edu.

 Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee.

 University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.

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