The Faculty of Information & Communication Studies (FICS) is committed to advancing scholarship in information and communication studies in Southeast Asia by spearheading the evolution of an integrated information and communication science; developing innovative information and communication programs; trail blazing in research exploring the social impact of information and communication technology; piloting innovative applications of information and communication technologies through a proactive extension program that would cater to the needs of the development assistance sector. The FICS was organized in 2004 as one of the degree-granting units of the UP open University.  It evolved from the combined Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSSH) and Faculty of Science and Technology (FST).  Its core functions are instruction, research and development; and extension/community service.

Currently, the FICS has associate (Associate in Digital Design and Art, Associate of Science in Information Technology), undergraduate (BA in Multimedia Studies) and graduate (Diploma in Computer Science, Master of Information Systems, Master of Development Communication, Doctor of Communication) programs with about 1,100 students and 11 full-time and 21 affiliate and adjunct faculty members. All programs are taught entirely online or in a hybrid format. 


The Faculty of Information and Communication Studies  at the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU-FICS) accepts applications on an ongoing basis from qualified individuals interested in teaching part-time in any of the UPOU-FICS’ undergraduate (BA in Multimedia Studies) and graduate (Diploma in Computer Science, Masters in Information Systems, Master of Development Communication, Doctor of Communication) programs. All programs of study are taught entirely online. We offer:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Supportive leaders and colleagues
  • A collegial atmosphere
  • Opportunities to collaborations with specialists from different fields 

Full-time faculty positions (both tenure-track and contractual/nontenure-track)  occasionally become available. Learn about minimum qualifications for and responsibilities of full-time faculty.

If you would like to signify your interest in a lecturer position or if you would like to be considered for future openings for full-time faculty (tenure-track or contractual/nontenure-track) or part-time lecturers, we would love to hear from you. 

UPOU-FICS is committed to providing Filipinos everywhere access to quality higher education through innovative methods of teaching and learning that are designed to be responsive to their needs as well as to national development priorities. We uphold the values of scholarship, academic excellence, academic freedom, humanism, social responsibility, and service to the nation. Successful candidates should be prepared to embody these values through the teaching, research, and public service activities they pursue as a member of staff at UPOU.