Adjunct Instructor for Communication Studies


The Communication Studies Department at Edgewood College invites applications for an adjunct instructor to teach COMMS 295: Social Media in fall 2019, with possibility for renewal. In this course, students learn how social media has changed how we do business, share information, and build influence through social networks, with special attention paid to the ethical dimensions of these practices. Learning takes place both in virtual and face-to-face environments and emphasizes hands-on experience developing online communication skills.


Teach one 3–credit course; 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.


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 mediated communication/social media from a transactional perspective.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Must be active and have a track record of success in the professional application of social media platforms. 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.

To apply: For full consideration, please submit the following application materials by April 15, 2019:

  • 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

Edgewood College
Human Resources – ACOMS3
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer