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Lecturer in Communication

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Lecturer in Communication
Requisition Number FE02996
Working Title
Department Name 8M200:Communication
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education
M.A. in Communication or related field.
Required Related Experience
Past teaching experience is required.
Required License/Registration/Certification
N/A
Job Summary
The Department of Communication in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Communication with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2022.

Qualifications/Responsibilities
Duties include a 4/4 teaching load at the lower-division level, including at least one large-lecture course (150-300 students, with teaching assistant support). We seek a candidate with teaching experience in organizational communication. We welcome candidates with interests in workplace diversity, group communication, and related areas.

Initial terms for lecturers are for one year. The nine-month appointment begins August 16, 2022 and ends May 15, 2023); contracts may be renewed for additional terms based on departmental needs, funding ability, and candidate performance. A Master’s degree in Communication is required as is the college-level teaching experience in the areas noted above.

Our Commitment to Diversity
We are committed to recruitment, retention, and representation strategies and practices to increase the presence of underrepresented individuals. Our commitment applies to all candidates inclusive of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

About the Department
The Department of Communication offers a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Communication with undergraduate major options in business and organizational communication, digital and mass communication, healthcare communication, human communication, and sport communication as well as a minor in Communication and an Undergraduate Certificate in Health Communication. For information about the department, visit: http://comm.uky.edu/

About the College
The College of Communication and Information is composed of two schools (The School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science), two departments (Department of Communication, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication) and an interdisciplinary graduate program. Nearly 1,700 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the university’s core curriculum and serve students perusing minors and certificates in the College. The College also houses UK’s independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the defending national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team.

About the University
Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being. The campus is home to 30,545 students, 1,734 instructional faculty, 852 non-instructional faculty, and 13,940 full-time staff. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, UK is an incubator for multidisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.

About Lexington
The City of Lexington is a great place to live, work, and study. It recently appeared on USA Today’s list of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth – and lower cost of living – of a small city, along with some of the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events, and a thriving dining scene.

The University of Kentucky offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more details, please visit: www.uky.edu/HR/benefits

To apply, please visit the UK Jobs site at:https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/390249

Application materials should include a letter of application uploaded under “Cover Letter” in the required documents section of the application, a curriculum vita, evidence of teaching excellence uploaded under “Special Request 1”, and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Please note that references will not be contacted without prior consent.

Application review will begin April 18, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Derek R. Lane via email at derek.lane@uky.edu.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.



As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.



Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Posted: 2022-04-13 Expires: 2022-06-16

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