Visiting Lecturer: Human Communication

General Education Program (GEP) / Global Achievement Academy (GAA)


The Nicholson School of Communication (NSC) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking applications for a nine-month, non-tenure earning, three-year visiting lecturer in the Human Communication, General Education Program (GEP), Global Achievement Academy (GAA) program anticipated to begin fall 2018. 


Requirements:  A doctorate in communication or a related field from an accredited institution, with degree conferred by hire date and a record of commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion.


Preference:  Experience with, or potential for, developing and teaching in a variety of delivery modes including large lecture, small skills classes, online or mixed-mode environments, and have professional experience in public speaking and working with non-native English students.


Instructional Duties:  Teaching four courses each semester (“4-4”) at UCF’s Orlando campus based on the school’s current workload policy.  The instructional assignment includes teaching at the undergraduate level, including teaching public speaking at the college level and capacity to teach communication theory in the Human Communication, General Education Program (GEP).   Courses include: Introduction to Communication, Fundamentals of Technical Presentation, Fundamentals of Oral Communication and sections of these courses which support the Global Achievement Academy (GAA) for international students.  Other courses may be assigned based on need and/or expertise. 


Internal Service:  Appropriate service in student advising (academic and career), internship supervision, participating in the academic life of the school (e.g., attending faculty meetings, graduations, assessment of student learning, etc.), as well as serving on various committees as appropriate for an instructor or lecturer in the school.


External Service:  Work with appropriate academic disciplinary bodies and professional organizations.  There is no research expectation for this position, but research and scholarly activities may be supported.


NSC is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to its climate of diversity and inclusion. NSC is a very student-focused school, with a very collegial and friendly faculty and staff. NSC strives to be a premier academic program known for excellence in research scholarship and education.  Students are active in internships and organizations on and off campus.  The curriculum emphasizes both applied and theoretical aspects of the field and encourages diversity in all aspects of communication.  NSC offers six baccalaureates and a master’s degree and is developing a doctoral program that is anticipated to begin in 2019. For more information about the school and its programs visit,


UCF, the nation’s second-largest university with a diverse student body of more than 66,000 students, offers more than 200-degree programs at its main campus in Orlando and more than a dozen other locations.  UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the Central Florida region’s future while providing students with real-world experience that help them succeed after graduation.  For more information, visit


UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.  As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and section procedures available to the public upon request.


To Apply:  Apply online at and attach the following materials:

  1. Curriculum Vita (CV)
  2. Cover letter stating interest and qualifications
  3. List of three academic or professional references including address, phone number, and email address


NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at the same time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.


Review of applications:  Begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


For more information about this position, please contact Ms. Debbie Doyle at