University of Central Florida UCF Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSC), Aquarius Agora Drive, Orlando, FL, USA
Jan 15, 2020Full time
Instructor or Lecturer, Department of Communication General Education Program (GEP) The Department of Communication in the Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a non-month, non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer in the General Education Program (GEP). The anticipated start date is August 8, 2020. Preference: Evidence of effective teaching in a variety of delivery modes (e.g., face-to-face, online, mixed modes, large lecture, small skills classes, as well as experience integrating service-learning and other high-impact practices into their courses.). The ideal candidate will show evidence of a commitment of teaching and mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students, service to the department, university, and profession, and leadership to oversee service assignments for the program. Additionally, we are especially interested in an individual who can contribute through their teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community and foster an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. A scholarship of teaching and learning interest is also preferred. Instructional Duties: Teaching four courses per semester ('4-4') in the general education program (e.g., Fundamentals of Oral communication, Fundamentals of Technical Speaking, Introduction to Communication), as well as other communication courses based on student demand and instructor expertise. Internal Service: Internal service expectations include appropriate engagement such as student advising, internship supervision, participate in the academic life of the department and school, as well as serve on various committees as appropriate for an instructor or lecturer in the department and school. The Department of Communication is interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to its climate of diversity and inclusion. The school is a student-centered school, with a collegial and friendly faculty and staff. We strive to be a premier academic program known for excellence in education and scholarship. Students are active in internships and organizations on and off-campus. The curriculum emphasizes both applied and theoretical aspects of the field and encourages diversity in all aspects of communication. NSCM offers eleven baccalaureate degrees, as well as three master's degrees and a doctoral degree. For more information about the school and its programs, visit https://communication.ucf.edu. The Communication Department in the Nicholson School of Communication and Media is within the College of Sciences (COS), which houses most of the university's natural, computational, and social sciences. The college's programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success. For more information about the Nicholson School of Communication and Media, visit https://communication.ucf.edu. For more information about the College of Sciences, visit https://sciences.ucf.edu. UCF, located in Orlando, Florida, is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. With a diverse student body of more than 69,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country. The university offers more than 220-degree programs in 13 colleges. UCF is committed to diversity and was designated a Hispanic Servicing Institution in 2019. For more information, visit https://ucf.edu.