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(11/10/2021) Job Market – Butler University: Lecturer in Strategic Communication

The Strategic Communication Department in the College of Communication at Butler University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track lecturer position with an expected start date of August 2022. This position will primarily support our growing online graduate program, with additional opportunities to deliver in-person courses in our strong undergraduate program. We seek applicants with previous experience developing and delivering highly engaging online graduate courses in strategic communication or a related field, and a commitment to the integration of theory and practice, experiential learning, and inclusive pedagogies.

Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree and significant professional experience in Strategic Communication, Public Relations, Advertising, Mass Communication, or related field. Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree or Ph.D., significant professional experience in the field in a leadership position, and/or demonstrated excellence in developing and delivering online graduate courses. Additionally, we seek applicants with experience working with students and faculty from a variety of backgrounds, and an ability to build connections within the professional community.

Candidates for the position should be able to develop and teach a range of online graduate courses in strategic communication, which may include courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Candidates with expertise in strategic communication subfields such as advocacy and communication with diverse audiences are especially encouraged to apply. In addition, we seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and intercultural development in an educational and work environment and enthusiasm to contribute to the inclusion efforts on campus.

About the University and the College of Communication: Butler University is a comprehensive, liberal-arts based private university located in the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Indianapolis and is committed to undergraduate teaching excellence. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students across its six colleges, including the College of Communication. The College enrolls approximately 550 students across its 9 majors and online graduate program in Strategic Communication. Lecturers in the College have a typical teaching load of 4 courses per semester and participate in academic advising. Butler offers generous financial support for research, innovations in curricular development, and travel to present for domestic and international conferences. Additional information about the University and the College can be found at

Application Instructions: Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, current teaching evaluations (if available), and contact information for three faculty references to:

Mark A. Rademacher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Graduate Director
Re: Strategic Communication Search

Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity at Butler University are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.

Review of applications will begin October 11, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Consideration will be given only to complete applications.

Additional Information: Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.