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Assistant Lecturer, Communication, Media and Persuasion (2734)

Idaho State University
Job Location:
Media and Communication Studies
Assistant Lecturer, Communication, Media and Persuasion (2734)
Pocatello - Main

Institution Information

Idaho State University, established in 1901, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution, with a culture built on trust, compassion, stability, and hope. ISU serves over 12,000 students in Pocatello, Meridian, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. Students and faculty at ISU are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. We are proud to offer exceptional academics nestled in the grand, natural beauty of the West. We invite you to apply to be a part of our University community!

Job Description

The Department of Communication, Media, and Persuasion is housed within the ISU College of Arts and Letters. As a college, we pride ourselves on being a community of scholars who make meaningful, professional contributions to our disciplines, departments, university, and community. This includes being passionate about providing outstanding learning opportunities for our students, many of whom are first-generation college students from Idaho. We also pride ourselves on our commitment to working supportively and collaboratively with other members of the department to achieve university goals to meet our collective mission. Our goal in the College of Arts and Letters is to work together in putting students first, and we expect all our faculty to embrace this core value.

Key Responsibilities

Teach eight sections a year (four per semester) of face-to-face and online COMM 1101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication from a rhetorical perspective. Occasionally teach ROAR 1101 First Roar, ISU's First Year Experience course. Occasionally teach courses in the department's major (e.g., Persuasion, Argumentation, Groups & Communication), that the successful candidate is qualified to teach.

Additional responsibilities include some combination of the following:

  • Several hours per week tutoring students in the COMM Lab.

  • Participating in COMM 1101 assessment and curricular development activities

  • Assisting in the training of COMM 1101 adjuncts and GTAs

  • Occasionally teach Honors COMM 1101

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Master of Arts degree in Communication or related field
    • At least one (1) year evidence of effective university teaching in public speaking and critical reasoning from a rhetorical perspective.
    • Graduate coursework in rhetorical theory or rhetorical criticism.
    • Clear potential for effectiveness in university teaching in face-to-face and online courses.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Familiarity with First Year Experience courses for college freshman students.
    • Experience teaching persuasion, argumentation, small group communication, or other lower-division communication courses.
    Additional Information

    You must submit your CV/resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references, including current contact information. This position will remain open until it is filled; however, priority consideration will be given to applications received prior to May 6, 2024. Salary will be between $42,000 - $50,000 per year, commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include comprehensive health, dental, and vision; life insurance; disability plan; employee assistance program (EAP); excellent retirement options and company contribution; and generous paid time off/sick leave accrual. All offers of employment are conditional pending the successful completion of a background investigation, provided by HireRight.

    Posting Number: req2152
    Type: Working 9 months per year
    Position: Faculty Non-Tenure Track
    Division: Office Of Academic Affairs

    The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

    The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email

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