Mass Communication Adjunct Lecturer

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Work type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing
Department:23010201 - CJC-GRADUATE DIVISION

Classification Title:

Adjunct Lecturer

Job Description:

The Opportunity:

Join the faculty of U.S. News and World Report’s 5th ranked U.S. public university at an exciting time of growth and opportunity. The Division of Graduate Studies within the College of Journalism and Communications seeks to find qualified instructors for: Applied Theory and Academic Writing. We are also building a pool for instructors who can teach Applied Method, Digital Strategy, Digital Journalism, Journalism Storytelling, Investigative Journalism, Data Journalism, Audience Analytics, Sports Communication, Sports Branding, Emerging Technologies and Communication, TV/Radio Production, Narrative Film, App Design, Digital Design, NIL/Personal Branding, Podcasting, and UX/UI.

Preference is for on campus teaching. However, some remote options are available. For remote teaching, instructors should be able to teach during business hours.

Our program offers courses in a traditional fall/spring format (16-weeks each) and one summer semester (12-weeks). Learn more about our program at:

MMC 6936 Applied Theory

Course Description: 

The course aims to bridge theory with practice in mass communication industries. The course objective is to help students understand mass communication theories, as well as media law and ethics, and use them to address contemporary issues. The course focuses on theories that can be utilized as the foundation for effective communication strategies using traditional and new media.

Course Outcomes: 
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify, explain, and critique major paradigms, theories, and conceptual frameworks for that have shaped the field of mass communications
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for the ethical and social responsibility considerations for those engaged in the mass communications professions
  • Interpret, critique, and evaluate the published research of others as a step to develop one's research hypotheses.
  • Articulate in-depth understanding of conceptual foundations presented in scholarly writing and oral communication
  • Design and facilitate applied communication activities (i.e., presentations, groups discussions, interpersonal exchange) in professional contexts utilizing the conceptual foundations relevant to mass communications research.
  • Develop and/or adapt a campaign to effectively reach and influence multicultural segments
  • Gain experience generating culturally relevant creative ideas as part of a team
  • Develop presentation skills
  • Constructively evaluate own work as well as the work of peers

MMC 6936 Academic Writing

Course Description: 

This course is designed to provide graduate students with practical knowledge and skills in various academic writing formats, with the aim of improving their abilities to write for publication and achieve career goals.

Course Outcomes: 
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the conventions of academic writing in the social sciences, with a particular focus on research papers.
  • Improve overall writing skills, including clarity, concision, and organization.
  • Learn how to effectively incorporate and cite sources in written work.
  • Practice writing for different genres and audiences.
  • Create a strategy for identifying and addressing personal obstacles to productive writing.
  • Get to know yourself better as a writer.
  • Understand the distinctions between strong quantitative and qualitative writing.
  • Become aware of how the peer review process operates.
  • Practice how to give honest and helpful feedback to peers and effectively respond to feedback received.
  • Communicate research findings clearly and concisely.
  • Compose important written documents for academic careers, such as personal statements, cover letters, or CVs.

Basic Instructor Expectations:

The instructor will manage the course for students. The candidate/SME should then be available to teach Applied Theory and Academic Writing in the Fall 2023.

  • Prepare all course materials prior to the start of each semester.
  • Meet Quality Assurance standards for course design.
  • Take ownership of course material and make updates to content and assignments to ensure the information is current and accurate.
  • Proactively engage with students throughout each week through meaningful activities that promote student academic growth.
  • Engage with students in a professional and respectful manner. Promote a positive learning environment.
  • Provide individualized, supportive and meaningful assignment feedback to further student learning.
  • Provide students with clear assignment expectations including directions, rubrics and samples if necessary.
  • Reply to student and staff inquiries within 48 hours.
  • Grade all student work within seven days of the assignment’s due date or within seven days of the submission date if the assignment was submitted late.

About the College of Journalism and Communications (CJC)

  • The College of Journalism and Communications has 74 full-time faculty members, 87 full-time staff and approximately 500 other classifications including but not limited to: Graduate Assistants, Post-Doc Associates, Adjunct Instructors, Student Assistants, and Other Personnel Services (OPS). 
  • CJC has a total of four undergraduate academic departments: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Media Production, Management and Technology. In addition, the College is home to: The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, Center for Public Interest Communications, STEM Translational Communication Center, Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology, Graduate and Research Division, The Agency, Division of Media Properties, and many support services.
  • To learn more, visit:

About the University of Florida

  • The University of Florida is a member of the Association of American Universities, is categorized in the Carnegie Commission’s top tier of research universities and is ranked #5 among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. UF has a student body of over 55,000 who come from all 50 states in the United States and more than 100 countries. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.
  • The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome nominations from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and service mission including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Expected Salary:

$5,000 per course per semester

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree required.
  • Minimum two years professional experience in a directly related field (advertising, public relations, journalism, communications, etc.) and/or teaching experience in higher education in a directly related field.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit the following materials with your application.

  1. Cover Letter (Required)
  2. Resume or CV (Required)

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No


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