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Aurora University seeks talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects
faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to
the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour
courses per semester and student advising is supported by professional staff. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for
successful teaching, is required for all positions. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often
by teaching within the university’s interdisciplinary core.

The Aurora University Dunham School of Business and Public Policy invites applications for a visiting professor of communication appointment
in the Department of Communication, Media and Graphic Design.

The mission of the Communication and Media program is to develop critical and ethical communicators who are able to create, analyze, and
manage messages in a variety of media.

  • Candidates for this position must hold a minimum of an MA in Communication or a related
    field (PhD is preferred).
  • Successful candidates will be able to teach undergraduate courses in several areas of Communication
    scholarship and professional practice.
  • These would include the areas of professional/business communication, media writing,
    interpersonal/intercultural communication, critical media studies, multimedia production and public relations.
  • The position will
    also entail the teaching of interdisciplinary courses for Aurora University’s General Education program.
  • Teaching and working
    experience are highly valued.
  • Prior higher education teaching experience preferred.

Successful candidates will be
expected to participate in curricular development, program assessment, student advising, supervising internships and student groups, and
engage in institutional service and scholarship. As participating members of the School faculty, the successful candidate will be expected
to participate in the activities of the School, including recruiting, mentoring, and other service.

All faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a
403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission included for benefit-eligible positions.

Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current
curriculum.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the twenty-first century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the Greater Chicagoland Area. Hence, we especially encourage persons of color to apply.

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