Adjunct Instructor – Communications Studies


The Communication Studies Department at Edgewood College invites applications for adjunct faculty to teach one or more classes starting August 2018. Courses available for the fall semester include COMMS 100: Introduction to Communication, and COMMS 243: Introduction to Media Studies. COMMS 100 is a college-wide required general education course that provides both conceptual and practical instruction in aspects of interpersonal, group, and mediated communication and public speaking, with a substantial experiential component. COMMS 243 is a required course for COMMS majors, and covers the historical development of mass media in the United States as well as their interplay with and influence on the broader national culture, through a lens of critical analysis.


Teach one or more stand-alone course sections; evaluate student progress and assign grades; meet with students outside of class as needed. Instructors in COMMS 100 use a standardized syllabus, exams, assignments, and activities (with some room for personal adaptation), and participate in periodic instructor meetings under the direction of a tenure-track member of the department. Instructors in courses other than COMMS 100 must adhere to established learning outcomes and may use existing course materials, but function independently.


Necessary Education or Work Experience:

Master’s degree in Communication required; Ph.D. or work toward it preferred. Must have college-level instructional experience and be competent to teach in the areas of interpersonal, group, organizational, public, intercultural, and/or mediated communication from a transactional perspective. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence with a focus on student learning through active and applied strategies. We especially encourage applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds, those who incorporate diversity and inclusion into their teaching, and those who demonstrate multicultural competence – the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work in meaningful and productive ways with others who are culturally different from self.

Other Qualifications:

Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is 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 May 18, 2018:

  • letter of interest
  • 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 – COMM
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer