Adjunct Faculty: Communication Studies and Journalism
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Internal Number: 743999841507521
The Augsburg University Communication Studies, Film, and New Media Department invites applications for present and future adjunct teaching positions. The department is distinctive as an active, liberal arts program in the middle of a vibrant, urban arts and media community. We value collaborations with professionals, as they provide resources and opportunities for student learning and professional development. Our department encourages innovative interdisciplinary practice.
We offer programs in the fundamentals of communication, strategic communication, applied communication, digital and print journalism, public relations, social media, marketing, promotional communication, among others. In addition, our department offers majors in film production, film studies, new media, web design, and game design, and adjunct positions for those courses are listed separately.
General Statement of Duties: Responsibilities for this position include teaching undergraduate major courses and lower division, non-major courses.
Job Specifications: Such courses may include:
Introduction to communication studies.
Business and professional communication.
Science and technical communication.
Small group communication.
Journalism- print, digital, multimedia.
Other courses as needed.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree or equivalent in relevant field, and a demonstrated ability to create an engaging, dynamic, personalized classroom experience.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Appropriate terminal degree is preferred (PhD, MFA, etc); Master's Degree or equivalent is required, although for certain courses candidates with significant professional experience and a master's or equivalent may be preferred.
Such candidates should have a record of professional activity and teaching experience in two or more of the following areas: marketing communications, public relations, advertising, social media, media relations, crisis communication, organizational communication, new media theory, social media, journalism, digital journalism, and/or another relevant area of interest. Professional activity may be corporate, artistic and/or scholarly.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes. The University's Mission Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings. The CampusLocated in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic programs. Augsburg...’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.