Instructor or Lecturer, Department of Communication

  • University of Central Florida
  • UCF Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSC), Aquarius Agora Drive, Orlando, FL, USA
  • Jan 15, 2020
Full time   Communications, Journalism, Film, TV

Job Description

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

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 For more information about the College of Sciences, visit

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

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Requirements: A master's degree in Communication or a closely related field from an accredited institution by the start of employment is required for instructor status. For a lecturer status, a Ph.D. in Communication (or closely related field) is required by the start of employment. Additionally, a minimum of two years of experience teaching Communication, especially Public Speaking as the instructor of record, and evidence of effective teaching in general education communication courses is required.

Application Details

To be considered for this position, interested applicants must apply online at (job number 498763) and attach the following materials:

  • Cover letter highlighting your interest in and qualifications for the position
  • A curriculum vita (CV)
  • Three academic or professional references (including address, phone number, and email address)
  • A teaching philosophy not to exceed 600

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Debbie Doyle at

EEO Statement: As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

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