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Lecturer in Communication
University of Kentucky

Date Posted May 18, 2021
Title Lecturer in Communication
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8M200:Communication
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Journalism

The Department of Communication in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for up to two full-time Lecturers in Communication with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2021.

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). For Position 1, we seek applicants with teaching experience in interpersonal and health communication. For Position 2 (pending need and funding approval), we seek candidates with teaching experience in organizational communication, workplace diversity, group communication, and/or sport communication. In your application, please state which position you are applying for.

Initial terms for lecturers are for one year. The nine-month appointment begins August 16, 2021, and ends May 15, 2022; 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.

We are committed to recruitment, retention, and representation strategies and practices to increase the presence of underrepresented individuals. For all positions, we emphasize a commitment to diversity and inclusion. As such, we require the candidate to show a demonstrated ability and/or experience working with students and/or co-workers with a range of abilities, backgrounds, and experiences and the capability to embrace and promote diverse environments.

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

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

To apply, please visit the UK Jobs site at Application materials should include a letter of application (upload under Cover Letter), a curriculum vita, evidence of teaching excellence (upload under Specific 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 May 24, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Jennifer Scarduzio via email at:

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

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