Adjunct - Communication Department

Job no: 496522
Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Media and Arts, Adjunct Faculty

About Us:

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Boise State University is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Research demonstrates that people thrive when they feel welcome, respected, and inspired. We seek applicants who are committed to helping us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Communication is responsible for teaching students in a designated area of specialization. They have a responsibility for determining grades for course requirements based on course objectives and criteria as defined in the course syllabus. They work directly with the Director of Foundations of Oral Communication.

**Adjunct faculty are not required to participate as a team member in shared governance, are not responsible for advising students, and are not voting members of the department. 

To be eligible for this position candidates must have a Master's Degree in Communication or higher. 
Adjunct faculty are hired on a semester to semester basis. This is for a part-time, non-benefited role.

Essential Functions:
  • Demonstrates effective teaching
  • Applies appropriate policies and regulations within the University, College, and department.
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with others within the University, College, and department.
  • Participates in activities promoting personal and professional educational growth.
  • Maintains expertise in teaching communication
  • Serves as a professional role model for students.
  • Apply appropriate teaching methods supported by evidence.
Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Communication is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

One or more years of teaching experience is preferred.
Salary and Benefits:

Wage is based upon educational degree and number of credits taught. Adjunct faculty are non-benefited employees hired on a semester-to-semester basis.

Required Application Materials:

Please complete the Adjunct Application Form (listed below) to submit your application material for consideration as an Adjunct Instructor with the Department of Communication at Boise State. Please note, this is a Google Form. It will not allow you to upload your materials unless you have a Gmail account. If you do not have a Gmail account please email your resume/CV to

Teaching opportunities may become available throughout the academic year. Applications will be reviewed when openings occur, with no guarantees of being chosen to support the department's academic needs.



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