Adjunct Faculty - Communication, Journalism and Media

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

ID: 7086505 (Ref.No. 21W332236)
Posted: October 4, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

The Department of Communication, Journalism and Media at Rider University seeks adjunct instructors for the Spring beginning January 2022. 

Specific classes with current need include:

COM 104 Speech Communication 
This position is to teach COM 104: Speech Communication, which covers the basic communication principles and strategies of public speaking. Various genres of oral communication are studied, with an emphasis on extemporaneous and impromptu forms of delivery. Students research, prepare, and deliver speeches that are then used as the focal point for the discussion of effective speaking and listening. 
COM 290 Professional and Strategic Speech
This position is to teach COM 290 Professional and Strategic Speech, which gives students the practical information necessary for effective communication in various business and professional settings (e.g., the fundamentals of communication, interpersonal relationships in professional settings, interviewing, intercultural aspects of communication, and group communication). Class assignments are given with emphasis on developing a knowledge and practical understanding of informative, persuasive, and impromptu presentations.

Position Requirements

COM 104 – Speech Communication Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Communication or a related field
  • Experience teaching public speaking courses

COM 290 – Professional and Strategic Speech Requirements:

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

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

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 
  • 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 December 1, 2021 will receive full consideration.