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Semester Contract Faculty: Communications - Speech/Interpersonal Communications at VU Jasper


POSITION: Semester Contract Faculty: Communications (Speech/Interpersonal Com)

REPORTS TO: Department Chair, Humanities & Social Science

DEPARTMENT(S): Humanities and Social Science

COLLEGE/AREA: VU Jasper Campus


PRIMARY FUNCTION: Teach Communications (Speech & Interpersonal Communication) and related classes at the Jasper Campus and at other sites as assigned. This is a contract position for Fall 2016; not benefit eligible.

Vincennes University is a public, two-year institution offering transfer courses and career-technical programs leading to associate degrees, as well as selected baccalaureate degrees. The Jasper Campus is located in Jasper, Indiana. The institution emphasizes excellence in teaching and learning.

Course assignments may include Speech, Interpersonal Communication. Faculty members are expected to provide an effective teaching environment that is conducive to student learning. The classroom and coursework should contain elements that recognize and enhance components of the learning process, employ effective delivery of instructional materials, and are responsive to the personal and professional needs of students.

Applicants should have a master's degree in Communications with 18 graduate credits or a master’s degree with at least 18 graduate credits in Communications or related field. Applicants should have teaching experience, preferably at the college level.

Contractual Obligations:

The faculty member will fulfill his/her responsibilities for effective teaching and the facilitation of student learning, which include activities such as:

• Teaching students in courses as assigned

• Meeting all classes at the appointed time and for the scheduled amount of time

• Holding office hours

• Grading students according to established criteria

• Being prepared for classes with appropriate handouts, laboratory materials, tests, and syllabi that are clear, consistent, and current

• Following institutional standards and procedures for grade reporting

• Providing the respective dean, and each student with a copy of the syllabus for each class

• Creating a positive classroom climate that facilitates student learning

• Assessing student learning outcomes

• Utilizing current knowledge and relevant examples

• Being student-centered in decisions to accommodate student needs

• Engaging in professional development to remain current in the discipline and in teaching/learning

• Providing the division office with copies of final exams



EXPERIENCE: College level teaching experience preferred. Work experience in the field to be taught is desirable.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Excellent communication skills required.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Mathematics skills appropriate to the subject.

REASONING SKILLS: Excellent reasoning skills required.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Excellent interpersonal skills required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Moderate lifting and moving.

Submit required documentation to:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email to jobs@vinu.edu. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.


Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by July 22, 2016.


This position requires a satisfactory criminal history background check.

Vincennes University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.


Nursing Faculty - Full Time


Vincennes University is seeking applicants for one full-time nursing faculty position with benefits. Position will begin August 2016.

Basic responsibilities include functioning as a team member in the development, implementation, and assessment of curriculum and course materials, clinical and lab supervision of nursing students, classroom teaching, and student advising responsibilities in the Department of Nursing. Teaching assignments may include courses in any of the VU Nursing Programs.

Qualifications for this position include but are not limited to: a) unencumbered Registered Nursing license in the State of Indiana, b) an earned master’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program, and c) at least 1 year of experience in the practice of nursing required. Preference will be given to candidates with strong medical-surgical, and critical care experience.

VU is committed to diversity in the college community.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, resume and contact information for three references to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or by email jobs@vinu.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.



All materials will be kept in strictest confidence. Vincennes University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.