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Instructor - Communication 121890

Apply now Job no: 494551
Work type: Faculty Full-time
Location: Pensacola - Main Campus
Categories: Communication

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Position Number: 121890
Position Title (Classification Title):  Instructor - Communication 121890
Working Title:  Instructor of Communication
Job Summary: The UWF Department of Communication, housed within the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CASSH), seeks a dynamic instructor to join our full-time faculty as an Instructor. Start date either in Summer or Fall 2023, depending on the top candidate’s availability. The department offers a broad array of courses within the field of communication, including advertising, digital video and cinema, journalism, public relations, rhetoric, and social media. Instructors and tenure-line faculty work as partners within a collegial departmental environment. Position duties include teaching four courses per semester in public speaking, social media content production, and advertising, as well as additional areas of expertise in applied elements of mass-mediated communication.
Department Dept. of Communication
FLSA: Exempt
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field of specialization or equivalent qualifications based on professional experience and otherwise qualified to perform assigned duties.
Position Qualifications: An MA in Communication or closely related field, from an accredited institution, is required.
Preferred Qualifications The ideal candidate would have:
• A Ph.D. in Communication or closely related field
• Training in digital media – including both theory and practice
• Professional competencies in current industry software and digital design
• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
• Experience writing in, or teaching writing about, one or more industry professions: social media content production, public relations, advertising, or journalism
• University-level teaching experience
• Qualified to teach public speaking
Physical Demands:
  • Physical Requirements: No unusual physical requirement. Requires no heavy lifting and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.
  • Impact of Deadlines: Routine deadlines. Usually sufficient lead time. Variance in work volume, seasonal, and predictable. Priorities can be anticipated. Some interruptions are present. Involves occasional exposure to demands/pressures from persons other than immediate sup.
  • Standing: Never
  • Walking: Occasionally
  • Sitting: Daily
  • Reaching with hands and arms: Frequently
  • Climbing or balancing: Never
  • Stooping: Occasionally
  • Use of hands to handle objects: Daily
  • Lifting up to 10lbs: Frequently
  • Lifting up to 25lbs: Occasionally
  • Lifting over 25lbs: Never
  • Talking as express or exchange of ideas verbally: Daily
  • Hearing as perceive sound by ear: Daily
  • Vision as distinguish colors & depth: Daily
Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job: This position requires a criminal background screen
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours 8:00 - 5:00 dependent on courses, with some weekends
Contract Period nine month faculty
Salary Range $56,000-$59,000 commensurate with experience
Pay Basis Annually
Closing: October 24, 2022
Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: Applicants are required to attach a cv, cover letter and contact information for three references. *References will be contacted upon submission of this application. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email

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