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CoMS Dept of COMS
Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.
The College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University, Department of Communication Studies is seeking a part-time, non-tenure track, Instructor to assist with the teaching mission of the college.
Part-time Adjunct Instructors may teach online, face-to-face, or hybrid courses as assigned.
COLLEGE OF MEDIA & COMMUNICATION:
The College of Media & Communication (http://comc.ttu.edu) at Texas Tech University offers bachelor’s degrees in Advertising, Communication Studies, Electronic Media, Journalism, Media Strategies, and Public Relations. It offers master’s degrees in Mass Communication, Communication Studies, and Strategic Communication (online), and a Ph.D. in Media and Communication. The college has approximately 1,900 undergraduate majors, 250 MA students in three programs, and 35 Ph.D. students. Recent graduates of the doctoral program have begun their careers at universities in the Big 10, Big 12, ACC, and SEC, as well as applied research positions with media companies such as the Disney MediaScience Research Lab. CoMC ranks among the nation’s top colleges in media and communication. It is home to the Center for Communication Research (CCR) (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/ccr/), one of the world’s premier, state-of-the art research facilities in media and communication research. It features labs useful for audience testing, content analysis, surveys, eye-tracking, focus group, and psychophysiology. These research facilities provide a great environment for further advancing an exciting and productive research agenda. The college is also home to the Outpost Social Media Lab, a major center for the study of new and emerging media (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/outpost), and the Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication, a center of teaching, research, and community outreach in Hispanic and International Communication (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/hihic). Additionally, the college has launched the Communication Training Center (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ctc/), a facility focused on training university faculty and graduate students how to enhance oral and visual communication skills.
Terminal academic degree (or its equivalent) as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Ability to teach effectively. Job assignment can be full-time or part-time depending on the needs of the department. This position will be classified as Security Sensitive and requires a criminal background check if selected for employment.
Candidates must have completed a master’s degree in Communication Studies (preferred) or in a closely related field of study, and have at least 18 graduate credit hours in Communication Studies by the date of the appointment. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of or potential for teaching excellence and have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations. Successful candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.