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Adjunct Faculty Member-College of Social Sciences / Communication

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please provide the following documents: 1. Cover letter describing qualifications 2. Curriculum vitae (resume) detailing relevant teaching and/or professional experience 3. Contact information for at least three references Review of applications will begin immediately.

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Adjunct Faculty Member-College of Social Sciences / Communication
Appointment Type Adjunct
Purpose of Position

Adjunct Faculty Members

Have you considered the exciting intellectual challenges of teaching high-ability students at Christopher Newport University? The CNU College of Social Sciences is accepting applications from prospective adjunct faculty members to teach individual courses, as needed, in the following areas in Fall 2017 and/or Spring 2018.

Communication
- Public Speaking
- Argumentation
- Media Studies

Along with demonstrated ability for excellent teaching, candidates must hold an earned graduate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant discipline, with 18 completed semester hours of related graduate course work. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Candidates for hire are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Departmental Information

The Department of Communication at Christopher Newport University is composed of 14 full-time faculty. The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts program, as well as a minor in Communication. In the academic year 2016-2017, the Department conferred 112 degrees. A position in this growing, collaborative department has a great deal to offer a teacher scholar committed to a life of the mind and excellence in teaching. Our chapter of LPH is vibrant—regularly hosting philanthropic events and scholarly forums. Research and teaching for the department are interdisciplinary, emphasizing the production and reproduction of systems of meaning, knowledge, culture, and behavior. We are looking for colleagues who can appreciate the value of other theoretical and metatheoretical perspectives, see connections among these different perspectives in heuristic ways, and apply that area of expertise to teach a broad range of courses in the department. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit http://cnu.edu/academics/departments/communication/

Faculty Information

CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2016 freshman class of 1,225 students was selected from nearly 8,000 admission applications, and presented high school GPA and SAT score middle 50% ranges of 3.5-4.0 and 1080-1240, respectively. Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F20P
Application Deadline
Application Instructions

Please provide the following documents:

1. Cover letter describing qualifications
2. Curriculum vitae (resume) detailing
relevant teaching and/or professional
experience
3. Contact information for at least three
references

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Quick Link for Internal Postings http://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/4932
EEO Statement

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you obtain your Bachelor's Degree (please provide name of institution and city / state)?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Where did you obtain your Master's Degree (please provide name of institution and city / state)?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Where did you obtain your PhD Degree (please provide name of institution and city / state)? If this degree is in progress, please provide estimated completion date.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation #1
  5. Curriculum Vitae
  6. Other Application Materials
  7. Letter of Recommendation #2
  8. Letter of Recommendation #3