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University of Massachusetts Amherst Lecturer - Business Communications in Amherst, Massachusetts

Lecturer - Business Communications

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Work type: Faculty Full Time

Location: UMass Amherst

Department:Dean - Isenberg School


Categories: Faculty, Isenberg School of Management

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which add to the intellectual energy of the region.

About the Isenberg School of Management

The Isenberg School of Management (ISOM) is AACSB accredited, with nationally recognized undergraduate and MBA programs ranked in the top 50 and top 25 respectively, and a strong research culture with PhD specializations offered in each of our major disciplines.

About the Business Communication Program

The Business Communication Program (BCP) oversees the following courses in the Isenberg School of Management: Transitions, a first-year seminar; Career and Professional Development, a sophomore-year course; Business Communication, our junior year writing course; Transfer Connection, a professional development course for junior transfers, and Public Speaking, an elective. The BCP is a unit of the Office of Career Success. For more information about the Program, please visit ourwebsite ( .

Job Description

The Isenberg School of Management is seeking two full time, non-tenure track instructional academic positions in the Business Communication Program (BCP), available beginning September 1, 2024. These positions are renewable, contingent on performance, and include full state benefits.

Essential Functions

  • Teach required Business Communication Program courses each semester.

  • Provide service to the School and Program, including serving in our Business Communication Center, attending required meetings and events, serving on committees, and participating in business communication course design and improvement.

  • Provide student feedback and grading in a timely manner.

  • Hold face-to-face weekly office hours and respond to School, University, and student course-related e-mails within 48 hours during the business week.

  • Pursue professional development opportunities to remain current in best practices for teaching business communication and related disciplines.


Successful applicants must be either professionally qualified (i.e., master's degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution by August 24, 2024, and a noteworthy record of relevant professional communications experience) or academically qualified (i.e., doctoral degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution by August 24, 2024); applicants should also demonstrate excellent communication skills.

Minimum qualifications include 3+ years’ undergraduate teaching experience in professional communication (e.g., business or managerial communication, technical communication, career and professional development) in a college or university setting, as well as evidence of teaching excellence in professional communication courses.

Preferred qualifications include online teaching experience, graduate teaching experience (e.g., MBA and other master’s degree programs), and 3+ years’ professional work experience in a communication-intensive role.

Application Instructions

Along with the application, please submit:

  • Letter of application

  • Current curriculum vitae

  • Statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy

  • Writing sample (5 pages)

  • Sample syllabus from a business communication (or field-related) course

  • Letters from three professional references

  • Teaching evaluations or other evidence of excellence (optional)

The search will remain open until filled.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.

Advertised: Aug 28 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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