Lecturer, MA Strategic Communication

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Work type: Faculty (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Hamilton Holt School, Communication
Division: Academic Affairs

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Position Summary:

The NEW Master of Arts in Strategic Communication in the Hamilton Holt School at Rollins College is seeking applicants for a Lecturer position to serve as instructor beginning in January 2023 to help prepare the launch of the program in the Fall.

The position includes teaching graduate courses in the Strategic Communication program in the Hamilton Holt School and occasionally, undergraduate courses in the Holt Communication Studies major. The ability to teach an array of strategic communication courses at the graduate level is highly desirable. Other responsibilities of the position may include assisting with recruiting, scheduling, advising, program and curriculum development, assurance of learning (AOL), service activities, and general education. The willingness to teach hybrid/blended and evening courses is also expected.

This is a two-year contract with possibility to renew. The normal teaching load will be the equivalent of eight courses a year with a course release for administrative responsibilities. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available.

Qualifications/Required Skills

  • Doctorate in Communication, or a closely affiliated discipline.
  • Some graduate-level teaching is preferred.
  • Professional experience in strategic communication is highly desirable.
  • Candidates must have the ability to develop and deliver curriculum; meet the demands of the position in a timely manner; and assess student learning outcomes.
  • Candidates should have strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Candidates are expected to be up to date on strategic communication topics and practices. Candidates need to be able to apply theory and concepts to relevant communication contexts. Teaching in a highly interactive manner with students is part of the hallmark Rollins experience.
  • The successful candidate must be able to contribute to a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment at Rollins. We view differences (e.g., nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Big Things Happen in Small Classes

The Hamilton Holt School partners with the Department of Communication, the home department for this new MA in Strategic Communication. Currently, courses are offered in the evenings and the department also offers an undergraduate major in Communication Studies. You can find additional information regarding our Department of Communication through the department’s website:

Make Tomorrow Happen

Founded in 1885, Rollins is Florida’s oldest recognized college. Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, residential liberal arts college. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation’s most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. For the last 10 years, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rollins No. 1 or No. 2 among southern regional universities. Rollins is one of only 36 Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the world. For additional information, please visit the College website at

Nationally recognized for our commitment to community engagement, service, and social responsibility, Rollins seeks candidates who are committed to integrating these values into their roles at the College. For more information about these efforts at Rollins, visit the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement website,

COVID-19 Information:

In order to plan and keep our campus as safe as possible during the pandemic, it is imperative that we know how many employees are vaccinated. New employees will need to report their vaccination status within 3 days of their start date. To learn more about Rollins effort about the College’s response to COVID-19, please click here.

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Letter of application addressing your background, interest in the position, views on strategic communication, diversity and inclusion, and why Rollins is of interest to you.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Evidence of teaching excellence including a statement of teaching philosophy and sample course evaluations
  4. Provide three reference names and email addresses on application

**Preference will be given to candidates who apply by September 1, 2022. The position is open until filled.**

Inquiries can be directed to:

Dr. David Painter
Chair, Search Committee
Associate Professor, Department of Communication
Program Director, Strategic Communication

Our Values:

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

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