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Communication Skills Instructor

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Department: School of Communication
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty

The Virginia Tech School of Communication invites applications for a one-year nontenure-track appointment (with potential for renewal) to begin August 2022. The instructor will teach Communication Skills, a two-semester course in written and oral communication for freshmen. The instructor will teach four classes per semester and use a common syllabus and texts. Instructors provide academic advising to communication majors enrolled in their courses.

Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in communication or a related discipline and experience teaching communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants must have the ability to work effectively in a collaborative teaching team.

Preference will be given to applicants who have course work/experience in teaching written and oral communication to first-year students, demonstrated ability to incorporate technology into their teaching, and previous experience with incorporating portfolio-based assessment into course work.

Screening of applications will begin June 15. Complete applications include the online application form and the following supplemental materials: a cover letter briefly detailing the applicant’s fit with the job description and school, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and summary of any teaching evaluations, and a list of three references (names, address, phone numbers, and email contacts). Applications must be submitted electronically at Please direct questions about the position to Brandi Quesenberry, School of Communication, Shanks Hall (0311), Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-7166,

About Virginia Tech Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia.  Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Mimi Harris at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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