Adjunct Faculty - Communication, Journalism and Media

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

ID: 7084779 (Ref.No. 21U332236)
Posted: September 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

Rider University Lifting Barriers

The Department of Communication, Journalism and Media at Rider University seeks an adjunct instructor for our master’s program for the Fall beginning October 27, 2021. This position is to teach COMM 564 – Communication & Diversity in Workplace, a graduate-level course in our Master of Arts in Business Communication program.

This course helps organizational leaders understand how gender, ethnic, religious, and other social and cultural differences affect the workplace, and how to effectively harness those differences towards maintaining a workplace that promotes good employee relationships, and ultimately, good productivity for the organization. Specifically, the course will:
1.     Analyze relevant academic theories that apply to workplace diversity
2.     Through the use of relevant case studies examine communication practices that successfully promote inclusion and/or learn from communication failures
3.     Learn relevant theories associated with interpersonal communication, global leadership, multicultural communication and inclusion/exclusion.
The course is an online class that runs from 10/27-12/17.

Position Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Communication, Business or a related field
  • Experience teaching online courses

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Professional experience with an organization’s DEI efforts

About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University has been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 386 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Documents to be included with online application:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three professional references (in media and academia)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (300-500 words)
  • Rider University is committed to diversity. Please provide a statement of your commitment to diversity.

The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.

Applications received by Sept. 30, 2021 will receive full consideration.