Ave Maria University

Position Announcement: 

Adjunct Professor of Communications  

The Communications Program at Ave Maria University is seeking an instructor who can teach basic and advanced audio/visual production for the Spring 2021 semester.

The department is also developing a pool of qualified adjunct instructors capable of teaching undergraduate media production courses on an as needed basis as early as Spring 2021.  Candidates with the ability to teach content production courses in areas such as journalism, photography, graphic design, website design, sports communication, screenwriting, social media, broadcasting, podcasting, or digital storytelling are encouraged to apply.

Teaching experience and a master’s degree in communications or a related field are required.  Professional experience or a terminal degree is preferred.


Applicants should submit a cover letter that specifies teaching competencies, curriculum vitae, and a short statement relating the University’s Catholic mission to their philosophy of teaching as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae to the link below. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted in support of their application upon request. Incomplete applications missing any components, especially the Ex Corde Ecclesiae statement, will not be considered.


Electronic applications to the University’s Talent Management site are required.

Copy and paste the below URL to your web browser to register within the AMU Talent Application Site and upload the above requested application materials:



Have all requested documents ready to upload at once, as the system does not allow a second log in to submit additional documents.


Questions should be directed to Dr. John Jasso, Chair of the Department of Communications and Literature, at john.jasso@avemaria.edu.


If you need assistance with submitting your materials please contact H.R. at Kathy.Phelps@avemaria.edu.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position is subject to final administrative approval. Ave Maria University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

About Ave Maria University

Ave Maria University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning devoted to Mary the Mother of God, inspired by St. John Paul II and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.”