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Adjunct Faculty- Communications

The School of Communication & the Arts seeks adjunct instructors in Communication for on campus and online courses in the Fall 2021 term.

Given Lasell's commitment to fostering an intellectually enriching and inclusive educational environment, our expectation is that the successful candidate will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in leading, managing, and advising employees and students who are broadly diverse with regard to various aspects of identity, such as race, ethnicity, ability status, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, nationality, and religion.

We seek faculty and staff who appreciate the value diversity brings to a campus community and are eager to foster an inclusive environment here at Lasell. Employees who represent the various areas of diversity of our student body are key contributors to our strategic vision.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide in-person or online instruction for course sessions, per designated course modality, utilizing the college philosophy of connected learning (teaching and learning support provided for instructors)
  • Maintain 1 office hour each week per course
  • Incorporate the use of Canvas Learning Management System in all aspects of course delivery
  • Provide a syllabus and course outline to students that clearly communicates course content and requirements
  • Keep accurate records of student progress through the Canvas gradebook feature and provide timely feedback to students as defined by Lasell Teaching & Learning Center guidelines
  • Complete attendance reports, mid-semester progress reports and submit final grades by deadlines established by registrar

Given ongoing uncertainty due to COVID, the university is planning on face-to-face teaching, except in courses designated as online. Instructors should be prepared to teach remotely if circumstances change, and to accommodate both in-person and remote learners in the same section if necessary.

Qualifications

  • A master's degree or higher in Communication or a related field. Professional experience in a communication field,  prior college-level teaching experience, and familiarity with online learning management systems preferred.

Lasell University is requiring everyone on campus -- students, employees, and vendor partners -- to be fully vaccinated by start of fall classes on September 9, 2021.

Potential Openings (All courses are on campus unless otherwise specified. Full course descriptions can be found on our website: 

https://www.lasell.edu/academics/academic-catalog/undergraduate-catalog-20-21/course-descriptions-20-21.html):

  • COM101 Understanding Mass Media (M/W 11am-12:15pm or T/R 12:30-1:45pm)
  • COM203 Effective Speaking (M/W 11am-12:15pm)
  • COM216 Entertainment Media (M/W 2-3:15pm – Online synchronous)
  • COM217 Video Production (M/W 11am-12:15pm)
  • COM219 Social Media Management (M/W 9:30-11am)
  • COM418 Media Literacy (M/W 9:30-11am)

Interested candidates should upload a letter of interest, resume and the information of three (3) references using the forms below. Review of resumes will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Lasell University requires all employees to be vaccinated and to provide the documentation upon the start of employment. Lasell also provides individuals the opportunity to request a medical or religious exemption.

Lasell University is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.