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Georgia State University — Lecturer Positions

The Department of Communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta invites applicants for three full-time Lecturer Positions to begin in August, 2021. The focus of all three positions will be on teaching undergraduate courses in the Communication Department.

Two of these positions will focus on teaching undergraduate journalism courses. Courses include but are not limited to entry level journalism writing and Multimedia Journalism/Reporting. At least one of the two lecturers will be required to teach Communication Law. Other potential courses include applied graphic communication, television or radio broadcasting. The third position will be a speech communication lecturer (generalist) for courses including but not limited to Interpersonal Communication, Human Communication, Public Speaking, and Argumentation.

The chief responsibilities for all three positions will be undergraduate teaching, with a 4×4 load and a 20% service component. The position does not require an ongoing research program. Lecturers are eligible for annual renewal in ways that can culminate in promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer and beyond.

GSU is an R-1 university that boasts six campuses throughout metro Atlanta, providing more than 54,000 students and world-class faculty with connections to unique opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. In downtown Atlanta, the Department of Communication offers high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, with the goal of producing productive and socially responsible citizens who understand communication theory and use their communication skills to improve the human condition. We have more than 800 undergraduate majors in Journalism and Speech Communication and provide programs in Public Relations, Journalism, Broadcast News, and Public Communication. We prepare students for graduate degrees in Digital Communication, Speech Therapy, Audiology, Rhetoric, and more. GSU is a national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds, and we are proud to be among the most diverse colleges and universities in the United States. We are dedicated to having a faculty that reflects and supports our student body, while enhancing our unit’s vision for teaching, enrollment growth, and program development.

GSU has been hailed as:

#3 institution in the U.S. for an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching

#1 public university in the country for an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching

#8 most ethnically diverse university in the U.S.

#9 in the nation for advancing social mobility

#1 public or nonprofit university in Georgia to confer undergraduate and graduate degrees to African American, Asian and Latinx students

Candidates should have a PhD or terminal degree in a communication or a closely allied discipline at the time of employment, be able to demonstrate teaching effectiveness in the Department’s diverse programs, be available for the interview process, and be available to start August 2021. Additional qualifications may include broadcast, television, or radio experience, and experience with diverse populations.

Applications should include a letter of interest and CV, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is preferred. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification. Review of applications to begin March 22, 2021. Address applications to Dr. Rasha Ramzy, Search Chair Department of Communication via email:


Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, veteran status, or any other federal, state, or local protected class.