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Lecturer in Communication Studies

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Initial review of files will begin March 1, 2018, and applications received by then will receive full consideration. Job will remain open until filled. Correspondence can be directed to Dr. Thomas Lessl, Lecturer Search Chair, Department of Communication Studies, Caldwell Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602. His e-mail address is:

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Lecturer
Posting Number 2017_00545F
Posting Type
Official Title LECTURER
Working Title Lecturer in Communication Studies
Title Code 55000
Retirement Plan
Salary Range Highly competitive
Job Summary

The Department of Communication Studies seeks applications for a full time lecturer position beginning August 1, 2018. This is a renewable position with benefits. Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Communication at the time of appointment and be able to teach courses at the undergraduate level including Introduction to Public Speaking, Honors Public Speaking, Rhetorical Criticism, and Case Studies in Rhetoric (a special topics course for majors). The teaching load for this position is four classes in the fall and spring semesters.

To apply, please send a letter of application, vitae, evidence of research accomplishments and teaching excellence, and names and contact information for three references.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Communication Studies or related field (For example: Speech Communication or Rhetorical Studies)

Preferred Qualifications
Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 11/17/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  5. Unofficial Transcripts
  6. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample
  2. Sample Publications