Adjunct Instructor of Communication

Carson-Newman University is a Christian, liberal arts-based University built upon the Lordship of Jesus Christ as evidenced historically and revealed in the Scriptures.  

Job Title: Adjunct Instructor of Communication

Department: Communication

Reports To: Communication Department Chair

Location: On-site

FLSA Status: Exempt

Time Requirements: 3-9 teaching hours per week

Supervisory Responsibilities: None  

Summary Description: The adjunct instructor will deliver instruction in speech fundmentals for students enrolled in Communication courses.

Essential Functions: 

  • As an intentionally Christian academic community, Christian employees are hired to advance the mission of Carson-Newman as expressed in our strategic plan, Acorns to Oaks.
  • Teach assigned classes in accordance with learning objectives and course development specified by the Communication Department
  • Provide constructive, timely and encouraging feedback for students as they progress throught the semester.
  • Maintain grades and submit mid-term and final grades by deadlines.

Education:  A master’s degree with a minimum of 18 hours in communication with competency in speech. A terminal degree in a related field is preferred. Candidates with exceptional experience may be considered with fewer than 18 hours.

Experience:   A minimum of 1 year teaching experience.

Required Skills:  The ability to use Canvas, Powerpoint, Smartboard technologies, and Microsoft office products. Excellent interpersonal and verbal communications skills.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time. Must be able to access and navigate campus facilities.

General Information:  This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation.

Employee Expectations:  The University expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution and to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University and fellow employees.