Visiting Assistant Professor, Communication

Fairfield University

Fairfield University is a comprehensive, co-educational, Jesuit Catholic university with a 200-acre campus located in the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT, one hour from New York City. In academic year 2022-2023, Fairfield University moved into the U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category. Fairfield enrolls approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within five schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, the School of Engineering and Computing, the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and the School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical values.

Job Description:
The Department of Communication at Fairfield University’s College of Arts and Sciences is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2024. We are seeking a teacher-scholar of Communication who can instruct a variety of introductory courses; specialties in Public Speaking, Media, Sports Media, Interpersonal, Organizational and/or Health Communication

The position involves teaching 4 courses per semester. Sample courses could include Human Communication Theories, Public Speaking, Mass Media and Society, Sports Media, Family Communication, and Nonverbal Communication—to name a few. The position may also involve teaching at Fairfield—Bellarmine, our Associates Degree program located on our nearby Bridgeport campus.

Additional Information:
The Department of Communication has 10 tenured and tenure track faculty and 2 Professors of Practice. We offer three majors and minors in Communication, Sports Media, and Public Relations. We have a traditional 36-hour MA and an accelerated BA/MA. We remain one of the largest majors on campus and our courses serve general education credit. We typically serve about one quarter of all university students annually.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions:
Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, please click–Communication_JR0002083 and upload the following materials:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a letter of application
  • Names and contact information for 3 references
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness

Questions should be directed to Sean Horan, Chair of Department of Communication:

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