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Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor, Communications

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This position requires that applicants attach an electronic copy of a cover letter, resume/cv, and reference list. This position also requires applicants submit unofficial or official transcripts, and three letters of reference. Electronic copies of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of reference letters or transcripts may be emailed to as attachments in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word format. To ensure reference letters are received, please ask each reference provider to send their reference letter to If electronic copies are unavailable, hard copies of unofficial or official transcripts and reference letters must be sent to Human Resources at UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL 35632 or brought to Bibb Graves Hall, Room 226. Official transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of "Issued to Student" will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. For questions, please email or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F0600875
Position Title Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor, Communications
Department Communications
FLSA Exempt
General Description

The University of North Alabama invites applications for a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor position in the Department of Communications. The position will teach four undergraduate courses per semester in both the Radio-TV & Interactive Media sequence and the Journalism: Multimedia sequence. Courses may include Communication in a Global Age, TV Production and Performance, Broadcast News Writing, and Advanced Radio-Television Production. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in television news production and a record of teaching excellence. Experience with online teaching is a plus. The position will begin August 2018 and will be subject to annual reviews to determine re-employment during the three-year appointment. Successful candidates for the Visiting Assistant Professor position must have a Ph.D. in Mass Communication or a related field. Successful candidates for the Visiting Instructor position must have a Master’s degree in Mass Communication or a related field. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Butler Cain (, Search Chair. Applications for this position will be accepted until filled.

Essential Job Duties
Additional Duties
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Mass Communication or a related field required for appointment to Visiting Assistant Professor; Master’s degree in Mass Communication or a related field required for appointment to Visiting Instructor. Preference given to to candidates with experience in television news production and a record of teaching excellence.

Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Essential Physical Requirements
Environmental Working Conditions
Special Vision Requirements
Salary Grade
Salary Grade Chart: (Click Link) Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Is the position Full-Time or Part-Time? Full-Time
Duration of Appointment/Assignment
Affirmative Action Statement

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed.

Position Type Faculty
Posting Date 12/15/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you learn of this posting?
    • Times Daily
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Minority Faculty Applicant Database
    • UNA Email Announcement
    • UNA Employment Facebook
    • UNA Employment Twitter
    • UNA Employee
    • Other
  2. If you chose other in the above question, please list where you learned of the posting below.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a Ph.D. in Mass Communications or a related field?
    • No
    • Yes
    • No, but I have ABD status
  4. * Do you have a master's degree in Mass Communications or a related field?
    • No
    • Yes
  5. * Do you have experience in television news production?
    • No
    • Yes
  6. * Do you have online teaching experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Unofficial Transcript 1
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Letter of Reference 1
  5. Letter of Reference 2
  6. Letter of Reference 3
  7. Unofficial Transcript 2
  8. Unofficial Transcript 3
  9. Unofficial Transcript 4
  10. Other Document 2
  11. Other Document 3
  12. Other Document 4
  13. Official Transcript 1 (for HR use only)
  14. Official Transcript 2 (for HR use only)
  15. Official Transcript 3 (for HR use only)