PT Instructor-Mass Communications Accelerated Evening & Online

Shaw University Fayetteville , NC 28301

Posted 2 months ago

Do you love working in an academic environment? Do you love teaching and mentoring students, helping to shape the future? If so, we have the job for you! Shaw University is looking for Part-Time (Adjunct) Faculty, Mass Communications for our Adult Degree Accelerated Programs. Reporting to the Division Head, the Adjunct Faculty of Mass Communications teaches traditional and/or non-traditional college-level students, at on-campus and/or off-campus sites on weekdays and/or weeknights and Saturdays. In addition to the utilization of a variety of teaching strategies, part-time teaching faculty must provide student assistance and advice in their subject area, and may be required to participate in student orientation sessions.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Demonstrates acceptance and support of the mission and goals of the University.

  • Effectively teach knowledge-relevant college-level Mass Communication courses, with a commitment to providing excellence in education.

  • Present course teachings in such a way that students are encouraged to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, to increase motivation, to develop a positive self-image, and to clarify their values.

  • Actively engages in planning, developing and improving curriculum offerings.

  • On the first day of class, provides each student with a copy of a course syllabus that conforms to University-approved requirements.

  • Teaches the course in accordance with the course syllabus.

  • Informs students of the course objectives and requirements, explains the grading system and attendance policy, and provides a bibliography of suggested readings.

  • Participates in orientation sessions conducted each semester by the Division Head or CAPE Director, as applicable.

  • Ensures that undergraduate students are aware of tutorial and support services of the Academic Support Center, which includes advising, tutorials and first-year programs, and all other departmental workshops associated with student learning.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education and/or Experience

  • Master's degree in Mass Communications from an accredited institution of higher learning required; Ph.D. preferred.

  • Must possess the minimum credential standards of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which normally include at least 18 graduate semester credit hours in the subject area or suitably approved justifications.

  • Demonstrated success teaching at the college level, with teaching expertise in Mass Communications

  • Recent experience in a higher education setting preferred.

  • Candidates with teaching experience and expertise in an additional area also offered in the assigned department is highly desired.

  • Knowledge and experience in using instructional technology.

Other Competencies

Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the organization. Vision, commitment, and experience in achieving goals and pursuing excellence are critical. Strong oral and written presentation skills. Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team. Excellence in organization, decision-making, problem-solving, and creating a collaborative environment. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Must be able to read, write and speak fluently in English.

For faculty employment consideration, a candidate who meets job opening qualifications must provide the following documents with their application:

  • A current, fully complete resume or curriculum vitae

  • An unofficial transcript

  • An application cover letter with statements of teaching philosophy and research interests

  • Three current letters of reference.

Shaw University, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is the first historically black institution of higher education in the South and among the oldest in the nation. Founded in 1865 by Henry Martin Tupper, our mission is to advance knowledge, facilitate student learning and achievement, to enhance the spiritual and ethical values of its students, and to transform a diverse community of learners into future global leaders.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.


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