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Adjunct Instructor for Communication Studies

Description of Job

The Communication Studies Department at Edgewood College invites applications for an adjunct instructor to teach COMMS 100: Introduction to Communication in Fall 2023 and other Communication Studies courses as needed, with possibility for renewal. In the primary course, COMMS 100, students learn basic concepts in interpersonal, organizational, public and mediated communication, and will focus primarily on developing applied communication competencies in the following areas: personal relationships, conflict management, careers, small groups, public presentations, basic media literacy and civic engagement. One session of COMMS 100 will be taught in a hybrid way to emphasize hands-on experience developing online communication skills for students.


Teach two sessions of 3-credit COMMS 100, and possibly other communication studies as needed; evaluate student progress and assign grades; meet with students outside of class as needed. Instructor must adhere to established learning outcomes and may use existing course materials, but functions independently.

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • Master’s degree in Communication required
  • Ph.D. or work toward it preferred.
  • Must have college-level instructional experience in communication studies.

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

For full consideration, please submit the following application materials by March 31, 2023 Friday: 

  • letter of interest addressing the requirements outlined above
  • current CV
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • list of three professional references with contact information

Send application materials to:

Edgewood College

Human Resources – AJCM

1000 Edgewood College Drive

Madison, WI 53711

E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer