Communications, Lecturer, Fixed Term 1 year, 36 weeks

Campus/Location:Penn State BeaverDate Announced:11/27/2018Date Closing:open until filledJob Number:84340Classification:ExemptWork Unit: Penn State BeaverDepartment:Academic Affairs - Communications
Starting Date: August 2019 Responsibilities: Teach four courses (12 credits) each semester that fulfill the requirements for the communications degree as well as general education requirements using traditional, hybrid and as pedagogically appropriate, online delivery methods. Courses include introductory public speaking, as well as upper-level courses in, for example, communications theory, strategic communications, media law, and business and professional communication. Additional expertise is needed in one of the following areas: intercultural communications, interpersonal communications, organizational communications, conflict resolution and negotiation, gender/diversity and the media, or basic photography for communications. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, community and field service activities. Qualifications: Ph.D or Masters in communications with specialization in public relations and advertising. Evidence of potential in research and publication is expected. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Prior college-level and online teaching experience preferred (1-3 years). Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important. Campus Information: Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions. Penn State Beaver, one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide, is a 100-acre suburban campus located 30 miles north of Pittsburgh and 20 miles north of the Pittsburgh International Airport with easy access to the excitement of the city and relaxation of the country. It is a mixed residential and commuter campus comprised of approximately 700 students. The student-centered faculty and staff are dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. Students and faculty at Penn State Beaver have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal including the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research supervised by faculty members, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. The campus offers baccalaureate degrees in Administration of Justice, Biology, Business, Communications, Information Sciences and Technology, Project and Supply Chain Management, and Psychology. In addition, students at the Beaver campus are offered the first two years of study for most of Penn State's approximately 160 academic majors. The student body is largely comprised of traditional aged students, although the campus makes a concerted effort to expand programs for non-traditional students. For more information about Penn State Beaver's Communications Program visit http://beaver.psu.edu/academics. For more information about the campus, visit http://beaver.psu.edu/. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Professor Carey McDougall, Director of Academic Affairs, cem33@psu.edu. Applicants are required to apply online and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and teaching evaluations; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references. Closing Date: Application review begins December 1, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

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