Virginia Tech — Communication Skills Instructor

The Virginia Tech School of Communication invites applications for a one-year nontenure-track appointment (with potential for renewal) to begin August 2021. The instructor will teach Communication Skills, a two-semester course in written and oral communication for freshmen. The instructor will teach four classes per semester and use a common syllabus and texts. Instructors provide academic advising to communication majors enrolled in their courses.

Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in communication or a related discipline and experience teaching communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants must have the ability to work effectively in a collaborative teaching team. 

Preference will be given to applicants who have course work/experience in teaching written and oral communication to first-year students, demonstrated ability to incorporate technology into their teaching, and previous experience with incorporating portfolio-based assessment into course work. 

Screening of applications will begin June 1. Complete applications include the online application form and the following supplemental materials: a cover letter briefly detailing the applicant’s fit with the job description and school, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and summary of any teaching evaluations, and a list of three references (names, address, phone numbers, and email contacts). Applications must be submitted electronically at Posting number PD-02330. Please direct questions about the position to Douglas Cannon, School of Communication, Shanks Hall (0311), Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-7136,