Aurora University is looking to build a pool of qualified part-time faculty to teach a variety of courses. The ideal candidate is able to teach across the curriculum, contributing to the department’s mission to develop critical and ethical communicators able to create, analyze, and manage messages in a variety of media. We have need of candidates able to teach in any of the following areas: professional/business communication, media writing, interpersonal/intercultural communication, critical media studies, multimedia production, and public relations/advertising. Courses are offered at the Aurora campus and AU online (traditional and degree completion programs).
Professional/Business Communication (undergraduate - Freshmen/Sophomore level)
Interpersonal/Group Communication (undergraduate - Freshmen/Sophomore level)
Intercultural Communication (undergraduate - Junior level)
Writing for Media and Public Relations (undergraduate – Freshmen/Sophomore level)
Persuasion (undergraduate - Junior level)
Public Relations and Advertising (undergraduate – Freshmen/Sophomore)
Public Relations Writing & Production (undergraduate – Junior level)
Critical Analysis of Film and Television (undergraduate – Freshmen/Sophomore level)
Popular Culture Studies (undergraduate - Junior level)
Visual Communication (undergraduate – Freshmen/Sophomore level)
Digital Design & Production (undergraduate – Sophomore/Junior level)
Candidates must have a completed master's degree in communication or related field with preference given to candidates with industry experience.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.
AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.
AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacro...sse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.
Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.