Visiting Assistant Professor

University Of Memphis

United States

October 1, 2021


Posting Details Posting Number FAE1264

Advertised Title Visiting Assistant Professor Campus Location Main Campus (Memphis, TN) Position Number L22540 Category Full-Time Faculty Department Communication & Film Position Summary

The Department of Communication & Film at the University of Memphis seeks to fill a visiting assistant professor of communication position to teach undergraduate classes at its Memphis campus beginning August 2022. The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with an inclusive student population, and their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural academic goals of the university.

This is a full-time, one-year, non-tenure track appointment with a specialization in Health Communication. Responsibilities include teaching a 9-hour course load per semester, along with service functions. Instruction may include off-campus or online courses, as needed. The course load will be lower and upper division courses including Oral Communication, Health Communication, and potentially courses based on expertise.

Minimum Position Qualifications

PhD in Communication Studies in hand at time of appointment is preferred although ABD candidates close to defending their dissertation may be considered. Demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching is required.

Special Conditions Posting Date 08/01/2021 Closing Date Open Until Screening Begins Yes Hiring Range competitive Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible Special Instructions to Applicants

With an enrollment of 22,000 students, The University of Memphis is a leading metropolitan research university, noted for drawing on the strengths and challenges of our urban setting and region. One of six departments in the College of Communication and Fine Arts, the Department of Communication & Film includes 21 full-time faculty members, approximately 50 graduate students (MA and PhD), and over 300 undergraduate majors. At the undergraduate and MA levels, we offer concentrations in Film and Video production and Communication Studies. At the PhD level, we offer programs in Rhetoric and Media Studies and Health and Relational Communication. Detailed information about the Department and the University can be found at and

To apply for the position, please complete the online application at Applicants will need to upload a cover letter, current academic vitae, evidence of teaching experience/effectiveness, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For questions or additional information, please contact committee chair, Dr. Mandy Young at

The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans as well as other qualified applicants.

Instructions to Applicant regarding references Is this posting for UofM employees only? No

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Optional Documents

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