Faculty Job in Academic & University Visiting Lecturer in Communication Studies
Location: TCU Main Campus
Applications will be reviewed starting June
4th and until position is filled
The Department of Communication Studies in the Bob Schieffer
College of Communication at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, invites applications for a fall-semester Lecturer
(non-tenure track). Candidates must possess at least a master’s degree in communication by August 2021. TCU resumes in-person only
instruction in the 2021-2022 school year.
Successful candidate will teach five sections of COMM 10123, Communicating Effectively
course this fall. TCU resumes in-person only instruction in the 2021-2022 school year. This position requires demonstrated effectiveness in
undergraduate teaching. Expertise and experience teaching public speaking and working with first-year undergraduate students is preferred.
We seek candidates who are committed to providing students with an active, supportive learning environment. No additional departmental
service is expected.
The Department of Communication Studies is housed in the Moudy South
Building. Our instructional spaces include writeable walls, dual camera/microphone systems, updated computer technology and moveable
furniture. In addition to providing courses for over 500 majors and minors, the Communication Studies department provides courses that
satisfy the Core Curriculum oral communication essential competency.
which is named for TCU alumnus and longtime CBS network TV correspondent Bob Schieffer, is the academic home for four departments:
Communication Studies; Film, Television and Digital Media; Journalism; and Strategic Communication. About 1,200 undergraduate student majors
complete coursework in areas that include: Advertising and Public Relations; Cinema and Media Studies; Digital and Social Media; Health
Communication and Media; Interpersonal and Organizational Communication; Journalism and News Media Studies; and Sports Broadcasting. About
30 graduate students pursue master’s degrees in Communication Studies or Strategic Communication, and about 60 full-time and 10 part-time
faculty teach in the college. The college’s award-winning student activities include print, video and digital news media, a speech and
debate team, an advertising and public relations agency, a radio station, and sports broadcasting productions. The college also offers a
vibrant array of study abroad courses taught by its faculty.
University & Fort Worth Description
Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential
part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach
Honors College and the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health
Science Center in Fort Worth.
Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of
students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 percent are from out-of-state. Our
students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom
hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.
diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second
consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a
comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included.
Among TCU’s actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum.
Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural
activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an
ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan
area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable
city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth,
Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.
Fort Worth is known for its vast array of
cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums-the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art
Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the
country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.
Required Application Materials & Application Instructions
Applications must include a cover letter that
addresses the position requirements, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of
three academic references with current contact information included. Applications must be submitted electronically through the TCU HR
All questions regarding the application process should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-257-7790. Review of applications begins
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU
recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran
status, or any other basis protected by law.
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