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Visiting Lecturer, Communication Studies

Apply now Job no: 508665
Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Arts, Media and Design

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

The Communication Studies Department at Northeastern University invites applications for a one-year non-tenure-track position as a Visiting Lecturer. We seek a dynamic instructor prepared to teach some combination of the following courses: Communication and Identity, Health Communication, New Media Communication, Organizational Communication, Public Speaking, Social Change Communication, and/or Sports Communication.


This position carries a 3-3 teaching load with the possibility of teaching summer classes for extra compensation.


To be considered, candidates must have: (1) A Ph.D. in Communications or a related field, (2) three years of undergraduate teaching experience, and (3) documented evidence of teaching effectiveness.


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Additional Information:

Applicants should submit a letter of application along with a CV. Applicants should also identify three or more references that can be contacted to provide letters of recommendation. Inquires may be directed to Brooke Foucault Welles, Chair, Communication Studies Department,

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.  

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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