Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor in Professional Communication

The Williams School of Commerce, Economics & Politics at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a visiting assistant professor/instructor in professional communication within the Business Administration Department. Completion of terminal degree and experience will determine rank and salary. This will be a two-year term appointment, with possibility of renewal.



The successful candidate will teach an elective course in professional communication, tutor students in the Williams School Communications Center (CommCenter), and work with faculty on course-related requirements related to the development of communication skills. Initial teaching load will be four classes per year.

The professional communications course will help students to develop the communication skills necessary for successful professional communication. Key elements in communication course will include oral and written rhetoric (as applied to business settings), document design, deck design, digital communications (including social media), presentation skills, persuasive messages (e.g., proposals, pitches), and effective business writing. The hiring committee will also be interested in additional topics that potential candidates feel should be addressed.



PhD preferred, master’s degree required. This position requires business experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching professional writing or business communication at the college or university level.


To apply
Please email an application letter, a curriculum vita, two writing samples (that reflect the type of work students in the Professional Communications course would be required to do), two non-course presentation decks (demonstrating excellent digital presentation skills), a sample syllabus, references, and links to any digital communications to:


John A. Jensen, III

Assistant Dean

Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA 24450


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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Washington and Lee University is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity.


Washington and Lee is a private, liberal arts university with approximately 2200 students, nestled in the Shenandoah Valley in Lexington, Virginia. One of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, W&L is unique among its peers in having accredited programs in business administration, journalism, and accounting, plus a graduate School of Law. Established in 1749, it is the ninth oldest institution of higher learning in the nation.