Adjunct Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty
Location: Kent Campus - Kent, OH
Category: Part-time
Home Org/Dept: Communication Studies - Kent Campus [100014]

Job Title:

 Adjunct Faculty

Physical Location:

 Kent Campus - Kent, OH



Basic Function:

Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies continually seeks qualified candidates for part-time, temporary teaching positions. Adjunct faculty members, who teach at least one course a semester, receive a tuition fee waiver for up to a maximum of four credit hours to be taken during or immediately following the semester in which the part-time faculty member is employed.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:


Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

[examples of duties]

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:

All part-time instructors must have an earned Master’s degree in hand. This degree must include significant training and coursework in communication. Areas for which instructors are often needed include core departmental courses like: introduction to human communication, gender and communication, public speaking, intercultural communication, criticism of public discourse, communication theory, and communication research methods.  At times, the school needs instructors with more in-depth training in one of these specific areas to teach introductory courses. If you have more expertise in one of these areas, please note it in your cover letter along with any related coursework from your degrees that support the concentration focus.

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:



Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

 Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Working Schedule:


Additional Information:


Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.


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