The Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for two new faculty colleagues at the rank of Lecturer, non-tenure stream. These colleagues would teach undergraduate courses in public speaking and other classes, such as argument, interpersonal communication, small group communication, television and society, and communication ethics, as needed by the Department. They would also be expected to participate in service activities and other educational activities such as undergraduate research mentorship, directed studies, and internships. Ideal candidates will have prior experience teaching public speaking and other undergraduate classes with a solid record of teaching excellence.
NTS Lecturers are voting members of the Department's faculty and can participate in the University's broader governance. The intellectual and pedagogical environment at the University of Pittsburgh provides ample opportunities for substantive conversations regarding teaching excellence, including Speaking in the Disciplines, Writing in the Disciplines, and the University Center for Teaching and Learning.
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Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military..., conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.