Adjunct Instructor, Communication - UC Clermont College

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Job Overview

The Social Sciences and Humanities Department at UC Clermont invites applicants for our Communication Adjunct faculty general pool of candidates from which part-time faculty will be selected for the upcoming term, as needed. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. Appointments are renewed per semester based on departmental needs and teaching performance. All applicants for this position must be proficient in English, have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and group communication skills, and be effective classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a culturally diverse, student-centered environment.

The Adjunct Faculty member’s primary academic functions include teaching a diverse set of students in an open-access environment.  Adjunct faculty must have experience and training to provide course instruction in at least public speaking and interpersonal and/or business communication. Adjunct faculty members will be expected to:  1) use our Canvas course management system and any assigned textbook-specific systems; 2) adhere to each course’s cross-college course objectives and learning outcomes; 3) hold regular office hours to meet with students, whether Online or otherwise; and 4) participate in program assessment, as assigned.  Classes may be held days or evenings and in face to face, hybrid, or Online synchronous or asynchronous formats.

Essential Functions

  • On a part-time basis, conduct and teach assigned undergraduate courses according to the policies and procedures of the College, the Department, and the course. 
  • Review, and where necessary, respond in a timely manner to all University-related communication.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Academic degree in an appropriate disciple and prior teaching experience.

Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to present complex material to students unfamiliar with a subject.

Ability to work and collaborate with individuals from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.

Required Education

The minimum of a Master’s degree in Communication.

Required Experience

At least one year of teaching experience in a college setting. Experience teaching public speaking, interpersonal communication, and/or business communication is preferred.

Additional Qualifications Considered

Ph.D. or ABD in Communication is preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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REQ: 95030


Adjunct Instructor, Communication - UC Clermont College

Date:  Apr 12, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Clermont College

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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