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Adjunct Instructor - Communication
Utah Valley University

  • Jun. 14, 2017
  • Adjunct Instructor - Communication
  • N/A
  • Utah Valley University
    Orem, UT
    United States
  • 5/31/2018
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Communication
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Adjunct Instructor - Communication

Position Category: Faculty - Adjunct (Variable Hour)


Under administrative direction from the program coordinator, department chairperson, and dean, individual shall perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Designs and teaches courses in field of study.
  • Plans, prepares, and follows an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught.
  • Prepares instructional materials (course outlines, syllabi, exams, mock-ups, visual aids, and instruction sheets) as necessary.
  • Instructs, manages, and supervises individual and groups in classrooms, laboratories, and shops through using appropriate teaching methods.
  • Evaluates instruction and learning by means of appropriate testing methods.
  • Maintains a student-oriented approach to education.
  • Recommends students for advancement and graduation.
  • Maintains and submits accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, performance, and follow-up.
  • Coordinates cooperative work experience programs and students as assigned.
  • Assists counselors, department chairperson and or program coordinator, faculty, and department staff in maintaining an effective program.
  • Improves professionally and maintains currency in the courses taught by: reading and utilizing materials found in trade, technical, and professional publications; surveying and researching industrial and business establishments; obtaining and maintaining certification and degrees as required; attending professional and specialty courses; keeping abreast of new development trends, and techniques.
  • Is thoroughly familiar with the academic freedom and professional responsibility statement and adheres to these policies.
  • Maintains desirable and safe laboratory, shop, and classroom conditions.

Required Qualifications:

Evidence of one semester of completed masters coursework from an accredited college or university in Communication or a closely related area.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Extensive knowledge of student management, motivation, and evaluation.
Extensive knowledge of evaluation of instruction, curriculum development, program development and evaluation.
Thorough knowledge of appropriate field of study, thorough knowledge of counseling and advising techniques.
Knowledge of work experience programs (if appropriate for assignment).
Effective human relations skills and communication techniques.
Skill in public speaking and report writing.
Ability to apply effectively general principles to specific conditions.
Ability to follow written and oral procedures and instructions.
Ability to work effectively with people.
Extensive knowledge of subject matter and course content of classes to be taught, instructional strategies and techniques.

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a masters degree in Communication matter or a closely related area and one year of teaching or closely related professional experience.

Physical Requirements:

Standing, sitting, moving about a classroom continuously, continual talking and listening.

Benefits Summary:


FLSA: Non-Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ: (for salary schedules)

Advertisement Number: FAC02717

Open Date: 06/12/2017

Review Start Date: 06/16/2017

Close Date: 5/31/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: Under References Letter please list a minimum of two contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

Adjunct instructors are hired and retained on an as needed basis.
Applicants may be subject to a criminal background check and degree verification.
Adjunct faculty are hired on an as needed basis for a semester appointment only.
This position is posted on a continuous recruit basis. This means that applications are accepted even though there may not be a position currently available.

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Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer and committed to fostering a diverse workforce. As an inclusive community, we actively seek diversity among our applicants for this position. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.


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