Openings for part-time teaching specialists and lecturers typically occur for day or evening semester courses during the academic year. Appointment dates for academic year 2021/22 are: fall semester 2021 (08/30/2021 to 01/12/2022); spring semester 2022 (01/13/2022 to 05/29/2022). Openings occasionally occur for courses offered during May Session and Summer Session as well.
The Hubbard School is interested in reviewing applications from individuals with teaching experience in media planning, with a preference for an industry thought leader with expertise planning and executing diverse media plans to facilitate engagement and connection.
Duties: Individuals hired as part-time lecturers or teaching specialists have instructional and departmental responsibilities that include the following: Fulfill appointments that are 19.5 weeks per semester (including 15 class weeks + finals week). Attend orientation sessions if held prior to the start date or during the academic year. Carry out in-class teaching of students. Hold office hours. Develop course materials, syllabi, quizzes, and exam materials for their course(s). Prepare lesson plans for courses taught. Grade all assignments, maintain grade books, and complete other paperwork or computer based work and record keeping in accordance with University policies.
Adjunct in Strategic Communication - Digital Strategy and Brand
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC) in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota occasionally needs part-time instructors to teach courses that cannot be staffed by regular faculty or graduate students in strategic communication. These courses may be professional skills courses and/or professional seminars. These positions are temporary (one semester) and part-time (one course per semester).
Appointments are made at the ranks of teaching specialist or lecturer, consistent with University policy and depending on qualifications and experience. Appointments may be renewed subject to satisfactory performance, curricular need, and availability of funding. This posting does not constitute a posting for vacancies, but establishes a pool of applicants should openings occur for the 2020/21 academic year in strategic communication.
Required Qualifications: B.A. degree in journalism, mass communication, strategic communication/advertising, public relations, or a closely related field with an emphasis in journalism, mass communication, or strategic communication/advertising, or public relations. At least three (3) years of demonstrated successful professional experience in journalism, strategic communication/advertising, or public relations.
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced graduate or professional degree (M.A.) in journalism, mass communication, strategic communication/advertising, public relations, or a closely related field with an emphasis in journalism, mass communication, strategic communication/advertising, or public relations. At least five (5) years of demonstrated successful professional experience in journalism, strategic communication/advertising, or public relations.
Equivalency Statement: Substantial demonstrated and successful professional experience in journalism, strategic communication/advertising, or public relations may be substituted for the B.A. degree. Substantial demonstrated and successful professional experience may be demonstrated by both of the following: (A) Ten (10) or more years of demonstrated and successful professional experience in journalism, strategic communication/advertising, or public relations; (B) evaluation by a faculty committee that the professional achievement of the candidates constitutes equivalency with the required qualifications.
Consistent with University policy, candidates with the B.A. degree (or equivalency) or the M.A. degree will be appointed at the rank of teaching specialist; candidates with a terminal professional degree, M.B.A, Ph.D., J.D., or equivalent will be appointed at the rank of lecturer.
Candidates will be evaluated according to (A) extent of professional experience relevant to the course instructional need; (B) overall quality of professional experience in journalism, strategic communication/advertising, or public relations; (C) evidence of potential or ability to teach the course to meet Hubbard School and perform the assigned professional advising duties relevant to the position. References may be requested as additional evaluative information.
Internal Number: 340934
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