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Adjunct Faculty - Oral Communication

Opening Date: October 20, 2015

Position: Adjunct Faculty – Oral Communication

Campus/Department: Communication

Salary: Part-time Employment Agreement


At minimum, a Master’s Degree* from a nationally, regionally, or identified at the state level accredited institution of higher education in the following areas:

  • speech
  • communication
  • speech broadcasting
  • telecommunications
  • rhetoric
  • communication studies
  • organizational communication

*OR a bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND a Master’s degree in drama/theater arts, mass communication, English, or philosophy

Required Professional Expertise:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to teaching strategies and methods which enhance student success, with particular regard to information literacy
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to teach the courses or perform the duties effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to use presentation software (PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.,) as well as classroom technology (smart podiums, digital projectors, etc.).
  • Ability to communicate well with students of diverse academic, ethnic,
    socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, including students with disabilities
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others

Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations:

  • Recent successful teaching experience in Oral Communication/Speech at the college level
  • Demonstrated innovative teaching techniques and methodologies
  • Experience teaching diverse student populations
  • Ability to participate in assessment of student learning
  • Interest in developing learning communities with other disciplines

Applicants should submit the following materials:

1) Current curriculum vitae, including teaching experience and technology skills

2) 3 professional references who can speak to teaching proficiency

3) An unofficial copy of college transcripts is required with the application. The transcript must show the awarded degree and the date conferred

Applicants must live in area where classes are taught, or willing to travel to class location at own expense.

Point Park University will follow the established minimum hiring criteria found in the Adjunct Handbook.

For timely consideration, send all materials with the subject line “COMM 101” via electronic mail to:


via snail mail:

Aimee-Marie Dorsten, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication,
Point Park University
1010 Thayer Hall
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Please address questions to adorsten@pointpark.edu
Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.