Seeking Adjuncts for CMS Courses for Fall 2021

The Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University is currently seeking experienced instructors to teach a range of undergraduate courses in the Fall semester 2021.


COMM 1000 R01 – Fundamentals of Communication and Media Studies  Mondays / Thursdays 08:30 – 09:45
COMM 1000 R02 – Fundamentals of Communication and Media Studies  Mondays / Thursdays 10:00 -11:15
COMC 1101 R02 – Communication & Culture: History, Theory & Methods Tuesdays / Fridays 08:30 – 09:45
COMC 3247 R01 – Race, Class and Gender in Media Wednesdays 08:30 – 11:15
COMC 4222 R01 – Media and the Environment Tuesdays / Fridays  2:30 – 3:45
COMC 4222 R02 – Media and the Environment Tuesdays / Fridays 4:00 – 5:15
COMC 4340 R01 – Freedom of Expression Tuesdays / Fridays 11:30 – 12:45
DTEM 3476 R01 – Social Media Wednesdays 11:30 – 2:15
DTEM 4480 R02 – Digital Media and Public Responsibility  Mondays / Thursdays 08:30 – 09:45
FITV 4570 R01 –    Films of Moral Struggle Mondays / Thursdays 10:00 – 11:15


COMC 1101 L01 – Communication & Culture: History, Theory & Methods Mondays / Thursdays 08:30 – 09:45
DTEM 2411 L01 – Digital Research Methods Mondays / Thursdays 10:00 – 11:15
DTEM 2421 L01 – Digital Production for New Media (Lab-based) Wednesdays 11:30 – 2:15
DTEM 3476 L01 – Social Media Wednesdays 2:30 – 5:15
FITV 2670 L01 –   Television and Social Change Mondays / Thursdays 10:00 – 11:15
JOUR 4767 L01 – History of Women’s Magazines Mondays 11:30 – 2:15 

In most cases a pre-existing syllabus will be made available to instructors, although it is expected that instructors will update and modify courses to fit with the current learning environment as well as recent developments in the relevant field.

Most classes have an enrollment cap of 35. Lab-based courses and some courses that contribute to the core curriculum have an enrollment cap of 19 students. 

LOCATION & MODALITY Teaching is scheduled to take place at the university’s Rose Hill campus in The Bronx or Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan and the university is anticipating that classes will be taught in person in Fall 2021. The Fall ’21 semester begins on 1st September 2021.

Applications are invited from experienced instructors who have a graduate qualification in the relevant field (Masters or equivalent). While a PhD is not mandatory, we look favorably on applications from those who hold a doctorate, or are later stage doctoral candidates. Selected candidates will be invited for a short (remote) interview in April / May 2021, at which time they will be asked to discuss their previous teaching experience, provide evidence of prior course design and explain how they would teach one or more of the above-listed course(s). 

To apply to teach one or more of the above courses please send a curriculum vitae and covering letter indicating your experience, qualifications and preferred classes to Prof. Sharif Mowlabocus:

Fordham University offers a competitive rate of pay and adjunct instructors are invited to join the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which represents non tenure-track faculty at the university. Full details of pay schedule, benefits and policies can be found at

Fordham University, The Jesuit University of New York, offers its students a highly dedicated faculty, a heady intellectual atmosphere, emphasis on ethics and social justice, and respect for all individuals, religions, cultures, and creeds. Fordham students spend over one million hours per year engaged in community service. With over 15,500 students, Fordham’s Carnegie classification is Research University (High Research Activity)—one of just 99 universities in America to receive this designation. 

In 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked Fordham’s undergraduate program 66th in the nation among all universities and 49th in the nation among private universities, placing it among the Tier 1 national universities. The 2019 Princeton Review ranked Fordham’s student newspapers and campus radio station among the best in the nation. Fordham also scores highly on many other lists of the world’s top universities. 

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.