Adjunct Faculty Member-College of Social Sciences / Communication

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA

ID: 7058707
Posted: July 26, 2019

Job Description

Purpose of Position
Have you considered the exciting intellectual challenges of teaching high-ability students at Christopher Newport University? The CNU College of Social Sciences is accepting applications from prospective adjunct faculty members to teach individual courses, as needed, in the following areas in Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020.

- Public Speaking
- Argumentation
- Media Studies
- Interpersonal Communication

Along with demonstrated ability for excellent teaching, candidates must hold an earned graduate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant discipline, with 18 completed semester hours of related graduate course work. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Candidates for hire are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Departmental Information
The Department of Communication at Christopher Newport University is composed of 14 full-time faculty. The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts program, as well as a minor in Communication. In the academic year 2017-2018, the Department conferred 109 degrees. A position in this growing, collaborative department has a great deal to offer a teacher scholar committed to a life of the mind and excellence in teaching. Our chapter of LPH is vibrant—regularly hosting philanthropic events and scholarly forums. Research and teaching for the department are interdisciplinary, emphasizing the production and reproduction of systems of meaning, knowledge, culture, and behavior. We are looking for colleagues who can appreciate the value of other theoretical and metatheoretical perspectives, see connections among these different perspectives in heuristic ways, and apply that area of expertise to teach a broad range of courses in the department. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit

Faculty Information
CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2018 freshman class of 1,230 students was selected from over 7,500 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1220, respectively. Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at


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