DWU Employment

Communication Adjunct Faculty Position

Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota, invites applications for a part-time adjunct faculty position in Communication.  The successful candidate will teach one or more sections of COM 101—Fundamentals of Speech Communication (pending enrollment).  The start date is mid-August, 2022. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a PhD, MA or other graduate degree in communication or in a related field.
  • Possess strong communication skills.
  • Be prepared to teach one or more sections of COM 101.
  • Be firmly committed to high quality, reflexive teaching and be current with best practices in writing and composition pedagogies.
  • Have demonstrable, successful experience as a teacher at the college level (or demonstrable promise thereof).

Essential, ongoing responsibilities associated with the position include:

  • Successfully teaching COM 101.
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues within the department (and within the college, and across campus as necessary).
  • Engaging in assessment activities as necessary.
  • Acting in a professional and collegial manner (this includes maintaining a regular and ongoing presence on campus, maintaining confidentiality as required, holding regular office hours, and being accessible to students and colleagues).
  • Participating in evaluations as necessary.

All candidates are encouraged to provide evidence of successful college-level teaching, including strong professor-student relationships, commitment to student development, and evidence-based pedagogical practice.  All applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of four professional references. Original transcripts and a background check will be required before an appointment is made.

Please submit materials electronically via email to hr@dwu.edu.  Please write Communication in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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