Rollins College — Visiting Assistant Professor, Communication

Visiting Assistant Professor, Communication

Job no: 493263
Work type: Faculty (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Communication
Division: Academic Affairs

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Position Summary:
The Department of Communication at Rollins College, an ACS approved program in a comprehensive liberal arts college, seeks a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor to start August 2022 who can build upon existing curricular strengths of the department. Departmental faculty teach a range of general education courses and are involved in community engagement, social innovation, justice and equity, and environmental sustainability initiatives at the College. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated ability to teach general courses in communication (e.g., Introduction to Communication, Intercultural Communication, Public Speaking, and Research Methods), as well as advanced level courses in the candidate's area of expertise). The teaching load is eight courses annually with the possibility of summer teaching, if desired.

A Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related discipline is required. ABD candidates with an expected completion date by August 2022 will be considered. A record of outstanding teaching and a commitment to undergraduate education are required. We are interested in candidates who teach using innovative approaches, incorporate a global perspective, and emphasize access and diversity in the classroom.

The Department of Communication offers a major/minor in Communication Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and a major/minor in Communication Studies in the Hamilton Holt School, the evening program for non-traditional students.

For additional information, please visit the Department of Communication website:

Founded in 1885, Rollins is Florida's oldest recognized college. Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, residential liberal arts college. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation's most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. For the last 10 years, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rollins No. 1 or No. 2 among southern regional universities. Rollins is one of only 36 Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the world. For additional information, please visit the College website at

Minimum Qualifications andEducation:
• Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related discipline.
• ABD candidates with an expected completion date by August 2022 will be considered.
• A record of outstanding teaching and a commitment to undergraduate education.

COVID-19 Information:
In order to plan and keep our campus as safe as possible during the pandemic, it is imperative that we know how many employees are vaccinated. New employees will need to report their vaccination status within 3 days of their start date. To learn more about Rollins effortabout the College's response to COVID-19, pleaseclick here.

Instructions to Applicants:
To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:
1. Letter of application: Rollins is committed to creating a just, diverse, and inclusive learning community. In your letter, discuss how you can contribute to this commitment through your teaching, scholarship, service (at the college, community, and professional levels), and presence on campus. Include examples of ways you have already addressed this commitment in your previous and current experience or would like to in the future.
2. Curriculum vita
3. Teaching portfolio: Includes a statement of teaching philosophy that reflects on course evaluations (summary of quantitative and qualitative feedback), how feedback informs current teaching practice, sample syllabi, and examples of assignments.
4. Include contact information for three references on application
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries can be directed to:
Dr. Anne Stone
Chair of Search Committee

Our Values:
Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.

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