The Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa invites applications for one or more non-tenure Instructional Track Faculty Position(s) in Business Communication at the level of Lecturer, starting August 18, 2021. Positions are 100% time (4 courses per fall and spring semester). Lecturers will be appointed to 1-to-3-year renewable terms. Appointments are renewable and contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding. For more information about the Instructional Faculty policy, refer to the Operations Manual, III 10.11.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appropriate background checks (e.g. criminal background and credential checks) will be conducted.
The primary teaching area is business communication. In addition to teaching, faculty members are expected to participate in committee service and curriculum development. Faculty teaching 4 courses per semester receive grading support for major writing assignments.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Provide primary instruction in a required undergraduate core course of business communication and team building to students in the Tippie College of Business. Course section size is 24 students.
Follow an established course curriculum with the expectation that development of own course material will be done as needed. Maintain course management website and provide student feedback and grading in a timely manner.
Participate in college, departmental and Frank Center service, including attending required meetings, committee service, mentoring business communication adjunct faculty, and participating in business communication course design and improvement.
There is an expectation that the person in this position will maintain effective, civil, and respectful working relationships with the University of Iowa campus community and uphold a high standard of cultural competency and respect for difference that represents the Tippie College of Business' commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Applicants should submit:
Cover letter clearly stating area(s) of expertise.
One-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy
One-page statement discussing your capabilities to contribute to and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and college environment.
Two PDF samples of recent PPT work presentations (either instructional or business related)
Names and contact information of three references (Finalists will be asked to have each of their three referents submit a letter of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to submit should you move forward to this phase of the search)
For best consideration, applications should be submitted by March 15, 2021 . Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position(s) are filled.
Direct general questions about the position to Pam Bourjaily ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), Search committee chair, and questions about the application procedure to Shari Tolander ( email@example.com ), Departmental Administrator, Undergraduate Program Office).
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