Adjunct Positions

Part-time, temporary teaching positions:



The Communication Studies Program at Southwest Minnesota State University is seeking applications for instructors to serve in its adjunct faculty pool for the 2019-2020 academic year.  The teaching assignments for these positions could involve any of the following: teaching the basic public speaking course required of all students (both traditionally and/or online), supervising concurrent enrollment delivery of the course in high schools throughout the region, and/or assisting with the coaching of the forensic team.  All applicants should be prepared to maintain programmatic standards, teach from a common curriculum developed for courses, and be available for students outside of class time.  Suitable candidates must have at least a Master’s degree in Communication or a closely related field and have taught a basic public speaking class at the post-secondary level before.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue as adjunct needs are identified in the program.  Letter of application addressing the qualifications, resume and transcripts should be attached to your application.  To apply for inclusion in the adjunct pool, please complete the online application process at

 Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.



Diversity Statement   

At SMSU, diversity means acceptance and respect of everyone in our community, and zero tolerance of hateful actions.   At SMSU, we explore differences in a safe, positive, open and affirming environment. We are a diverse community where race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, and religious beliefs shape our experiences. We seek to create a campus free from bigotry and hate of all kinds.  Embracing our diversity also reflects the commitment of students, faculty, administrators and staff to create an antiracist campus.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Southwest Minnesota State University is committed to assisting all members of the University community in providing for their own safety and security.  The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the University Public Safety website at

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the University Public Safety Office in the Founders Hall Basement, 1501 State St, Marshall, MN or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 507-537-7252.

The report(s) contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.  They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Southwest Minnesota State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by Southwest Minnesota State University’s Public Safety

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