Seeking Adjuncts for CMS Courses for Spring 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 Spring semester 2021.

Teaching normally takes place at the university’s Rose Hill campus in The Bronx or Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan. However, the COVID-19 pandemic means that in Spring ’21, instructors will be permitted to choose their teaching modality following a Flexible Hybrid Learning model, meaning that an instructor may choose not to teach in-person. More information on modality choice will be offered to candidates who are invited for interview but it is anticipated that all classes will have a regular synchronous component (such as a Zoom-based tutorial or a conventional teaching session), which should take place during the allocated class times. The Spring ’21 semester begins on February 1st 2021.

COMC 3272 HISTORY AND CULTURE OF ADVERTISING Tuesdays and Fridays: 10:00-11:15 (Lincoln Center)
DTEM 2443 FASHION AND DIGITAL MEDIA Tuesdays and Fridays: 2:30-3:45 (Lincoln Center)
DTEM 2417 DATA VISUALIZATION Tuesdays 2:30-5:15pm Lincoln Centerl)
DTEM 2471 WRITING FOR ONLINE MEDIA Wednesdays: 6:00-8:45pm (Rose Hill)
NMDD 1001 EXPLORATIONS IN DIGITAL DESIGN Mondays: 6:00-8:45pm (Lincoln Center)

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.

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. We ideally prefer candidates who have experience of teaching courses similar to those listed above. Selected candidates will be invited for a short interview during November 2020, 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 starting at  $6480 per course, 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 people of all backgrounds. Fordham is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.