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Bentley University Adjunct Lecturer, Information Design & Corporate Communication in Waltham, Massachusetts

Department: Info Design & Corp Communication

Summary of Position:

Bentley University is seeking one or two Adjunct Instructors in Information Design and Corporate Communication for two undergraduate courses, starting Spring Semester 2017.

The positions require experience in corporate communication strategy; knowledge of management/business/corporate communication skills; strong writing, presentation and speaking skills and applying them in a business setting inside an organization and when communicating outside the organization; an interest in the communication possibilities of new media.

First Course: IDCC 250: PR Writing

When: Spring 2017, Monday and Thursday 1100-1220.

Second Course: IDCC 365: Crisis PR

When: Spring 2017, Monday and Wednesday 930-1050

Course Description for IDCC 250: A survey of the main sectors of public relations activity: from marketing to issues management to crisis communications. Students explore real public relations problems – including some still in progress – with both a domestic and international perspective. They also survey the ethical challenges faced in this profoundly influential field, and prepare recommendations and pitch proposals on behalf of a specific organization.

Course Description for IDCC 365: Crises are an increasing fact of corporate life, and you will be involved in them. Disasters, scandals, rumors, panic are forcing corporations, governments, and nonprofits to reevaluate their approach to communication both nationally and internationally. Shortening timeframes, globalization, outsourced activities and social media complicate the task of rescuing an organization thrown into the public spotlight. The escalation of uncertainty into crisis occurs more rapidly with less time for stricken organizations to gain control of the turbulent crisis environment. This course introduces you to the business of managing communication under pressure across and inside continents and cultures, the close relationship between communication and operational decisions, the importance of digital and traditional media in surviving the opening moments through to rebuilding and recovering damaged corporate, product or personal reputations on a global scale and also domestically.

For more information please contact Roland Hubscher, Chair, Information Design & Corporate Communications.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION DESIGN & CORPORATE COMMUNICATION : The Information Design & Corporate Communication Department focuses on creatively connecting organizations with their stakeholders.

At the Undergraduate level IDCC majors can pursue one of three interconnected career tracks:

  • Public relations

  • Information design/UX

  • Web design

    Information Design and Corporate Communication concentrates on understanding communication in governments, businesses and nonprofits. We focus on the communication potential of emerging media, and encourage teamwork and creativity.

Graduates enter the public and private sectors, including nonprofits, government, consultancies and corporations. They are found in PR, User Experience, corporate communication, web design, marcom and communication.

At the Graduate level we offer the Human Factors in Information Design MS, an internationally renowned user experience graduate program. The reputation of this program is based on educating top performers in user experience research and design.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD or relevant terminal degree preferred, but not required. Strong commitment to research and lively, engaged teaching. Exceptional teaching is important to IDCC’s mission.

Posting #: FY1711225A

Special Instructions:

For best consideration, please apply directly online by 12/23/2016.

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.