Instructor, Business Communications (3-Year Renewable) 2016 - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The primary focus of this position is effective undergraduate teaching in the area of Business Communication from an existing but evolving curriculum. The successful candidate can expect to be engaged in instructional activities both inside and outside the classroom. Examples of these additional activities include: assisting in curriculum development, assessing and evaluating students’ communication development, supporting the activities of the communication excellence commons, and working to support the educational and programmatic goals of the department and college.

The Culverhouse College of Commerce at The University of Alabama seeks highly qualified applicants to teach and support its program in Business Communication.

Applicants must be familiar with business writing and norms for communication in the corporate environment, and have at least a master’s degree in Business Communication, Professional Writing, Composition/Rhetoric, Applied Linguistics, Communication Studies, or other communication related field with at least 18 hours of relevant graduate course work. An established teaching record of excellence at the university level in both oral and written business communication skills is preferred. The successful candidate will have strong collaborative skills, exceptional interpersonal skills, and effective mentoring ability with college students.

This position is a non-tenure earning position, renewable for three-year periods at the discretion of the University, with no expectation of continued employment beyond any three-year contract period.

The appointment will be effective August 16, 2016 or earlier (if possible).

Candidates must apply online at, and attach a curriculum vitae and one letter of reference. Optional documents submitted may include pending research papers. Candidates selected to interview will be required to submit a disclosure and consent form authorizing a background investigation. Review of applicants will begin immediately.
Application deadline is 10/04/2015.

Additional Position Information

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Teaching undergraduate communications courses each semester
- Teaching other related Management courses as needed and as appropriate
- Supporting and participating in the activities of the Communications Excellence Commons
- Sponsoring student organizations

Special Instructions to Applicants

Only online applications are accepted. Required documents include:
- Curriculum vitae and
- One letter of reference

Optional documents may include copies of pending research papers.

Required documents not attached at time of application will disqualify application.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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