College of Western Idaho Adjunct Instructor, Communication in Nampa, Idaho

*FLSA Status: *Exempt

DEPARTMENT: Communications

RESPONSIBLE TO:Department Chair* *

LOCATION:Potentially any CWI campus including evenings and weekends


The Communication Program at College of Western Idaho is looking for adjunct faculty members to teach Introduction to Communication (COMM 101) courses in a face-to-face, lecture environment. Successful candidates are required to use the Blackboard learning platform for grading, posting office hours, making announcements, etc. The successful candidate may be asked to teach M-F during the day, evening, or Saturday at any of the College of Western Idaho’s campus locations. To reach a broad range of students, the College of Western Idaho encourages instructors to explore alternative teaching styles and methods.

At this time, we are only able to employ those who reside in, or will relocate to, the State of Idaho.


  • Teach contracted credit load of courses in accordance with the descriptions published in the CWI catalog
  • Utilize outcomes assessment measures
  • Participates in instructional evaluation processes
  • Meet all scheduled classes promptly with any deviations promptly and accurately communicated through the appropriate channels
  • Monitor and record student progress, maintain accurate records and adhere to the College of Western Idaho’s deadlines for such procedures
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students
  • Read, understand, agree and adhere to the Social and Behavioral Sciences’ Letter of Teaching Appointment
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree in Communication
  • Ability to enact a variety of teaching methodologies including lectures, group activities, individual instruction, distance learning, and teaching with technology
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development
  • Proficiency in the use of internet, email, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software, and Blackboard applications


  • Master’s degree in Communication
  • Successful experience teaching at a community college or with adult learners
  • Experience using instructional technology


  • Ambulating around the work place
  • Sitting
  • Use of hands to handle or feel
  • Reaching with hands and arms
  • Talking and hearing
  • Close and distant vision


The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually working indoors with some outdoor exposure when transferring between locations. The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet, but varies based upon activity.

Tracking Code: 402-801

Salary Range: $895 per credit