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Instructor, Department of Communication

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College / VP Area: College of Arts & Sciences
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark/Hybrid
Categories: Communication, Full Time

Department of Communication

CT Instructor in Strategic Communication


The Department of Communication at the University of Delaware invites applications for a Continuing Track Instructor position in Strategic Communication. The effective start date is August 16, 2023. The Continuing Track (CT) is UD’s non-tenure track for full-time faculty. Learn more at


QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The selected candidate must have a Master’s degree, preferably in communication, public relations, journalism, or a related field, and should have industry experience working in an agency or in a corporate, government, or non-profit organization. Expertise in digital and social media is highly desirable.


Ideal candidates will have a strong network of industry contacts to leverage for experiential learning and professional development opportunities. Teaching experience is preferred, but not required. Candidates who hold an active membership or accreditation with a national industry association (e.g., PRSA or IABC) are strongly encouraged to apply.


The individual chosen for this position will work on UD’s central campus in Newark and will teach courses in the online Master of Arts in Strategic Communication program and in the rapidly growing undergraduate public relations concentration. The Strategic Communication program offers an asynchronous online learning experience to meet the needs of working professionals. Additional information about the program is available at


COMMUNICATION AT UD: The Department has Ph.D. and M.A. programs in Communication, a Strategic Communication M.A. Program, and a robust undergraduate program with more than 700 majors. To facilitate collaborative opportunities, outreach, and research, the Department is home to the Center for Health Communication and the Interpersonal Communication and Media Processes Research Lab. Communication faculty are also closely involved with the College of Arts and Sciences’ Center for Political Communication, which houses the college’s Journalism minor. The Department has experienced significant growth in its graduate programs in the last three years, and highly qualified candidates should be able to work across disciplines and serve in a leadership capacity as needed.


The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.


The University of Delaware ( is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin February 1, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should upload a letter of application describing their teaching interests and relevant professional expertise, a current curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information for at least three professional references at Additional application materials may be requested by the committee. For additional information about the position, please contact Tara L. Smith, Search Committee Chair, at


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.


The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at


Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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