Position Openings

Permanent Instructor (Two full-time)

Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

Florida International University’s Department of Communication invites applications for two full-time, 9-month, permanent (not tenure-track) instructor positions in Communication Arts. Our young, growing Department invites new colleagues to join our scholarly community in an exciting college, dynamic university, and vibrant city. Our faculty members share common interests in intercultural communication, conflict resolution, strategic communication, and computer-mediated communication. We welcome opportunities for collaborative work.

Position Description:

We offer classes in three modalities (face-to-face, online, hybrid). Instructors teach a 4:4 load, and designate preferences for both modality and specific courses. We seek candidates to teach Business and Professional Communication, Advanced Communication for Business, Public Speaking, Advanced Public Speaking, Intercultural Communication, and/or Rhetoric classes. We are a growing Department with many needs and therefore welcome all applicants. Available service assignments within the Department include coordinating (a) activities in the Communication Studio where students practice public communication skills, (b) the public speaking courses or (c) the business and professional communication course; both courses have very high enrollment across the university. (d) Additional service options include advising the student honorary society and (e) advising the debate team while teaching courses in argumentation and debate. Specific service and course assignments will depend on the instructor’s qualifications, preferences, and departmental need. Minimum qualifications include an earned master’s degree in Communication (Speech Communication or Communication Studies preferred) from an accredited university and at least two years’ experience teaching or in corporate training. Please direct questions to Search Committee Chair Lynne M. Webb at LWebb@FIU.edu.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at facultycareers.fiu.edu to the specific Job Opening ID 513064 and attach a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position. Candidates are requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who the search committee will contact after finalists are selected, a curriculum vita, and evidence of teaching effectiveness including student evaluations and teaching materials developed by the candidate. Additionally, candidates are requested to submit PDFs of their publications, if any. To receive full consideration, application materials should be received by April 1.  If selected for Skype interviews, applicants will be asked to send letters of reference for a deadline as early as April 10. Reviews will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Adjunct/Lecturer (Face to Face)

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The Communication Arts Department at FIU is seeking adjunct instructors to teach face-to-face introductory as well as advance communication courses offered within the department curriculum http://carta.fiu.edu/comm-arts/academics/course-offerings/.  Most classes are offered at the Modesto Maidique Campus, however, some courses are offered at the Biscayne Bay campus. Contracts are on a semester-by-semester basis.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s in communication with one year teaching experience.

Adjunct/Lecturer (Online)

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The Communication Arts Department at FIU is seeking adjunct instructors to teach introductory as well as advance communication courses offered online for the fully online BA in Communication Arts http://carta.fiu.edu/comm-arts/academics/ba-in-communication-arts-fully-online/ Contracts are on a semester-by-semester basis. All courses have already been developed and received QM designation.  Adjuncts are not required to develop any content or prepare Blackboard shells.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s in communication with one year online teaching experience.  Instructors must be familiar with Blackboard and Adobe Connect.


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