Lecturer in Communication Studies

Department of Communication Studies


The Department of Communication Studies in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, invites applications for multiple full-time (non-tenure-track) Lecturer positions in Communication Studies for the 2019-2020 academic year. Candidates must possess at least a master's degree in communication by August 2019.  Experience mentoring and collaborating in a diverse environment is a plus.

Successful candidates will teach four regular courses per semester. Fall semester courses include the foundational public speaking course as well as interpersonal communication.  This position requires demonstrated effectiveness in undergraduate teaching. We seek candidates who are committed to providing students with an active, supportive learning environment and can participate in departmental service.

The Bob Schieffer College of Communication
The college, which is named for TCU alumnus and longtime CBS network TV correspondent Bob Schieffer, is the academic home for about 1,200 undergraduate students majoring in four departments: Communication Studies; Film, Television and Digital Media; Journalism; and Strategic Communication. More than 30 graduate students pursue master’s degrees in Communication Studies and Strategic Communication, and about 55 full-time and 25 part-time faculty teach in the college. The college’s award-winning student activities include print, video and digital news media, a speech and debate team, an advertising and public relations agency, a radio station, and sports broadcasting productions. The college also offers a vibrant array of study abroad courses taught by its faculty.

Texas Christian University
Founded in 1873 and currently enrolling more than 10,500 students, TCU delivers a world-class university experience, consistently ranking in the top 5 percent of the nation’s 3,500 universities and colleges. The university ranks in the top 100 national universities in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings and was named by Forbes as a “Rising Star” on the magazine’s “10 Top Colleges to Watch” list. TCU has been named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for eight consecutive years, and its endowment is among the top 60 college and university endowments nationwide. In recent years, the university at large has invested more than $200 million in top-of-the-line facilities, including a new intellectual commons and library expansion. More than 71 countries and 60 religious faith traditions are represented by TCU’s students. With a 13:1 student/faculty ratio and a teacher-scholar model that results in close, mentoring relationships, TCU offers many of the advantages of smaller liberal arts colleges.

Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth is the nation’s 15th largest city. The Dallas/Fort Worth metro area is the fourth largest in the nation and is home to 22 Fortune 500 companies. The metro area has been named No. 2 in the country for job growth by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and named fifth best city in the country to buy a home. Fort Worth boasts “the best downtown in America,” according to Liveability .com, and is home to three world-class art museums, a premier performance facility, green spaces and public art. TCU welcomes employees from a wide variety of backgrounds, traditions, and experiences. TCU strives to create and preserve a respectful culture and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

To Apply:
Applications must include a cover letter that addresses the position requirements, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of three academic references with current contact information included.  Applications must be submitted electronically through the TCU HR system at https://tcu/igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty/CSSPage_Welcome.asp.  From there, click on “Find Openings” and then select “Communication Positions.”

All questions regarding the application process should be directed to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu or 817-257-7790.  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

As an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer, TCU will not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.