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Lecturer, Communication (1932, 2535)
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Idaho State University | Pocatello, ID
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Job Description

Lecturer, Communication (1932, 2535)

Posting Number: req779

9 Month

Faculty Non-Tenure Track

Communication, Media, & Persuasion

Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose

This announcement will be used to fulfill two vacant positions on the Pocatello campus. All applications will be considered for both opportunities. The successful candidates will teach eight sections of face-to-face and online COMM 1101: Fundamentals of Oral Communication and CMP 2201: Business and Professional Communication per year.

Key Responsibilities

Teaching COMM 1101: Fundamentals of Oral Communication and CMP 2201: Business and Professional Communication within the parameters laid out by the State Board of Education and the ISU Department of Communication, Media, & Persuasion. This includes following department guidelines for major assignments and exams, evaluating student work and providing appropriate and timely feedback, maintaining academic integrity, and preparing final grades within the University's stated time lines.

Additional responsibilities include some combination of the following:

* Supervise high school instructors teaching in the dual enrollment program.
* Occasionally teach section of CMP 2209: Persuasion and/or CMP 2205: Argumentation.
* Occasionally teach Honors COMM 1101.
* Assist with the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) team.

Minimum Qualifications

Master of Arts degree in Communication or related field.

Clear potential for effectiveness in university teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of effective university/college level teaching of public speaking.

Graduate coursework in Communication--specifically, rhetorical theory and rhetorical criticism, and/or media theory and advertising.

Potential to teach online courses.

Experience teaching courses in persuasion and/or argumentation.

Experience in advertising field or National Student Advertising Competition teams or similar experience.

Familiarity with Moodle online course management platform.

Please submit the following documents with your application:

Cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of potential for effective university/college teaching, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 31, 2019. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary range has been approved at $33,000 - $40,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

About Idaho State University

Idaho State University (ISU) combines exceptional academics amidst the grand natural beauty of the West. ISU faculty and students are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions in the areas of energy, health professions, nuclear research, teaching, humanities, engineering, performing and visual arts, technology, biological sciences, pharmacy, and business. ISU is the state's designated lead institution in health professions and medical education.

Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution founded in 1901, serves a diverse population by attracting students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls, ISU offers access to high-quality education in more than 280 programs. Over 12,000 students attend ISU, receiving education and training in those programs. To read more, visit: Idaho State University Home Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.


Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website: ISU Clery Report

About Idaho State University

Idaho State University is a state institution at Pocatello, a metropolitan area of about 55,000 nestled in the mountains of southeastern Idaho. ISU's top-flight academic programs include nationally recognized courses of study in business, pharmacy and the health professions, teacher education, engineering, arts and sciences, and applied technology training. ISU provides undergraduate and graduate educational services not only in Pocatello but also at ISU centers in Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and Boise, and to outlying communities via state-of-the-art compressed and IP audio/video video technology.