Lecturer - Public Speaking
Deadline for Applications is Extended to 5/23/2021

Code: 17112 Posted: 04/16/2021

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Parkside provides our students an unparalleled educational value. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie, two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha in southeast Wisconsin. At UW-Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well an engaging and supportive work environment. UWP is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Lecturer

Employment Type: Full-time/Academic Staff/Exempt

Reports To: The Lecturer will report to the Chair of the Communication Department.

Pay Range: $40,000-42,000

The Communication Department is a dynamic, student-focused and community-engaged program that focuses on the development of cultural competence within the context of the local community, the nation, and the larger world. We do this through experiential learning opportunities within the context of theoretical coursework.

Essential Job Functions

The Lecturer will primarily teach courses in Public Speaking, along with additional courses in his or her area of expertise that are within the Communication Department’s undergraduate lower level and possibly upper level curriculum. We seek a colleague who is committed to excellence in undergraduate education and to fostering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive educational environment. The ideal candidate will also have experience using high-impact teaching practices (e.g., community-based learning, diversity) as well as experience using a variety of course delivery modalities (e.g., online, hybrid instruction). The initial contract will be for one-year starting in August of the 2021-2022 academic year with the possibility of renewal. 

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach 30-credits per academic year for college undergraduate students, including performing associated responsibilities such as class preparation and assessment of student learning.
  • Contribute to department student success, retention, recruitment, and/or outreach activities.


  • Master’s degree in Communication or related discipline
  • Ability to use a classroom Learning Management System (e.g., Canvas)
  • One year of post- graduation teaching experience
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references
  • Transcripts
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Sample Syllabi

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday May 23rd, 2021 are ensured full consideration. 

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Joseph Lambin
Available Until: 05/24/2021

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