College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Oral Communication Lecturer

University of Maryland  |  College Park, MD  |  Posted: Nov 14 2018

Position URL:

Position Number: 1P0000
Category Status: MD
Unit: Institute of Applied Agriculture

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) invites applications for 9-month Oral Communication Lecturer position, to teach an oral communication course to undergraduate students at the University of Maryland, College Park. This is a Professional -Track, 9-month faculty appointment that may be renewed.  Continuing appointment will be based on performance and enrollment.  

Position Responsibilities:

  • Teach 5 sections of INAG 110:  Oral Communication, each spring and fall semester.
  • Participate in department decision-making, strategic planning, promotion and recruitment.
  • Continuous curriculum development and updating to instructional materials and integration of assessment activities into teaching practices.
  • Work as part of the Oral Communication teaching team and contribute to the scholarship and enhancement of the course and department.



  • Master's degree in Communication, Speech Communication, Agricultural Communication & Leadership, or closely related field.
  • 2 years teaching experience, preferably at the post-secondary level.
  • The key person will demonstrate excellence in teaching.

Application Instructions:

A complete application packet includes a Cover Letter, Resume or CV, Transcripts (copy acceptable for application process); Contact information of three (3) professional references.  All candidates must apply online at for position  1POOOO.  The effective start date is January 14, 2019.    Additional Information:  If attaching the optional teaching document, please include a course syllabus.   

Closing Date:  Review of applications will begin November 26, 2018.  However, applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Position Closing Date:

Saturday, November 24, 2018

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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