Adjunct Instructor - Public Speaking

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Adjunct
Working Title Adjunct Instructor - Public Speaking
Department 220310-Communication
Pay Rate Per faculty model
FTE .5
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 998725
Classification Faculty
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 998725.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) three letters of reference, and (4) include on faculty profile the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references.

Review of applications will begin on immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:

Various days and hours based on classes being offered.

Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 05/24/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

The Department of Communication is seeking to develop a pool of adjunct faculty who can teach Public Speaking in face-to-face classes located in Warrensburg, MO. This is not an offering for on-line instruction.

As is typical with adjunct faculty positions, teaching assignments are often offered with only a few weeks notice based upon class size, and the needs of the department. Additionally, adjunct faculty can only be offered a maximum of two sections (6 credit hours) per semester. Classes are for delivery to full time students so the typical class offering is between 9-3, M-W-F or 9-3 T/Th and the typical class size is 24 students.

Education & Formal Training Master's degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training


Masters Degree (MS/MA) in Communication Studies (or a very closely related field) and have at a minimum 18 credit hours in the Communication concentration at the graduate level.


Doctoral degree in Communication Studies

Computer Skills Word-Processing, Presentation, Class Management Software, Other - PowerPoint, Powtoons


Teaching experience in higher education

Experience with Blackboard.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Effective teaching skills

Physical & Environmental Factors:
Special Working Conditions: Irregular work hours, Professional appearance
Ability to Keyboard

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Vitae
  4. Reference Letter 2
  5. Reference Letter 3
Optional Documents