Adjunct Instructor - News Writing

Lakeland University
Plymouth, WI
Closing date
Dec 3, 2022

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Lakeland University, an independent liberal arts institution located in Wisconsin, wishes to hire and build a pool of adjunct instructors for open and future part-time teaching assignments and invites applicants from a diverse group for these positions.


Facilitate the teaching and learning of News Writing courses to adult students in the William R. Kellett School.

This posting is to fill potential class offerings in the Spring, 2023 term and beyond. Sample course titles are below:
  • WRT 201 - News Writing (Course will be taught in an online, asynchronous format)

Successful candidates must hold at least a master's degree in Writing, Professional Writing, or Journalism. Preference is given for professional experience in copywriting and editing and newswriting.

Minimum qualifications must be met for consideration.


All Lakeland staff members are expected to:
  • Demonstrate in their words and actions an appreciation for the history of Lakeland University and a commitment to its stated mission.
  • Represent unequivocally in their behavior the stated values of the University.
  • Be good stewards of the University's resources, including its personnel and the goodwill of its friends, its alumni, and local community.
  • Work collaboratively (as opposed to competitively) with their peers to meet objectives and achieve our goals.
  • Keep their supervisor appropriately informed.
  • Be forthright and honest in their communication with all members of the university community.
  • Treat all members in a manner of teamwork and respect.
  • Advise their supervisor with respect to all matters that require their attention, including their own performance.

  • Teach undergraduate courses in News Writing.
  • Work with full-time faculty and deans to understand and employ activities that meet course learning objectives.
  • Administer and/or develop coursework (assignments, projects, in-class learning activities, exams) that meets and assesses course learning objectives.
  • Respond in a timely manner to calls or emails from students, colleagues, or supervisors.
  • Use university technology as directed.

  • A master's degree in Writing, Professional Writing, or Journalism is required for Higher Learning Commission qualification purposes.
  • Relevant work experience in an industry related to the academic subject matter preferred.
  • Some teaching experience preferred but not necessarily required for the right candidate.
  • Comfortable teaching in face to face, online, and blended modes of instructional delivery.
  • Familiarity with the Blackboard learning management system.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk
  • No or very limited physical effort required
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Lakeland University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

Lakeland University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

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