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Lecturer in Public Communication

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The University of Vermont (UVM) invites applicants for a full-time, renewable, non-tenure track Lecturer position within the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics (CDAE) with expertise in Public Communication. This is a 9-month position expected to start in August 2018.

Qualified applicants must possess a Masters or Ph.D. at the time of appointment, and a commitment to quality undergraduate teaching and advising. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory to advanced courses in applied communication. Presence on campus for instruction, advising, and department meetings is expected. We are seeking candidates with the ability to instruct a variety of class formats including seminar, lab, lecture, online, hybrid, and service learning.

Preferred qualifications include teaching and/or professional experience in public communication as applied to sustainable business or non-profit organizations, practice in service learning and community development, and experience using new media technologies. Potential courses may include: Introduction to Public Communication, Newswriting, Strategic Writing, Public Communication Media, Community Journalism, Data Visualization, Information Graphics and Digital Media. A willingness and ability to teach across our majors is desired, and there is the potential for teaching at the graduate level.

The CDAE Department is a transdisciplinary unit with its scholarly activity focused on sustainable local, regional and international communities through research, education, and outreach. We seek a colleague who will advance the department’s expertise and offerings in public communication. CDAE offers undergraduate majors in Community Entrepreneurship, Community and International Development, and Public Communication. We also offer a Master of Science (MS) in Community Development and Applied Economics, and the Master of Public Administration (MPA).

All candidates must apply online at, position number 012333 and must attach to their application a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and a document explaining their teaching philosophy. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. Applicants are also required to list three references with contact information. Please note, reference letters will only be required upon request. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 24, 2017 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the UVM-CDAE website: and the city of Burlington, Vermont website: Contact Professor Jane Petrillo, Search Committee Chair: 802-656-0646, with questions regarding this position. Please apply online at:

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Founded in 1791, UVM has been called one of the “public ivies” and is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. UVM has 10,267 undergraduate and 1,462 graduate students. The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, also rated as one of the best small cities in America. The greater Burlington area has a population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Burlington and the surrounding area provide an environment rich in cultural and recreational activities for individuals and families, with multiple opportunities for interactions with local industry and communities.

Job Open Date 10/27/2017
Job Close Date
Category Academic/Faculty
Job Type Full-time

Position Information

Posting Number F950PO
Department Com Dev & Applied Economics/51040
Advertising/Posting Title Lecturer in Public Communication
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 012333
Employee FTE 1.0
Employee Term (months) 9

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