Assistant/Associate Professor of Visual Media in the Department of Media, Journalism & Public Relations at Biola University
The Department of Media, Journalism & Public Relations (MJPR) at Biola University is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment at the assistant or associate professor rank to begin in Fall 2017 in the area of digital media with emphasis in visual/photography and interactive communication and design.
Education and Experience Required:
The successful candidate for this position should have a record of significant professional and/or teaching experience in photojournalism, media design, publishing and/or digital media for news and/or public relations as well as evidence of successful endeavors in research. Evidence of effective teaching and a terminal degree (PhD, MFA) in an appropriately related academic field of study are expected. ABD will be considered.
Successful teaching is a hallmark of this department. The department is committed to embracing a convergent model of journalism, public relations and media learning for students, so secondary areas of professional competency will enhance the application.
The candidate could be asked to assist or supervise leadership of any of our award-winning student media or to coordinate special projects as needed. The willingness to be innovative and passionate about the field and demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset in pedagogy and in regards to the industry will enhance this candidate’s application.
University and Department Overview:
We are looking for an individual who cares about students’ development not just as scholars and pre-professionals, but as people who own their faith in Christ in a globalizing marketplace. The candidate must show a passion for helping students prepare for living out that faith and, by diligent professionalism, earning the respect of peers in rapidly changing multicultural media careers. The candidate will also need to hold personal theological beliefs that are in agreement with the Biola Doctrinal Statement, and maintains a lifestyle consistent with the Biola Standard of Conduct. The ideal candidate will have experience with, or a compassion for, marginalized ethnic groups in the U.S. and other countries. Bilingual and cross-cultural media experience are desired in the candidate.
Biola is committed to diversity and seeks faculty who can contribute to multicultural understandings. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability to work effectively with diverse populations, female and male students and colleagues, and to integrate multicultural content and issues into their teaching.
Please go to biola.edu/employment to create and submit your application, as well as to submit the following materials.
- Application letter showing fit with the job, the university mission and the department’s goals
- Current CV
- Statement describing your Christian faith and its integration with your work
- Statement concerning teaching philosophy
- 20 visuals demonstrating your own work in the visual
- 20 images of visuals demonstrating work by your students with description of assignment and assistance you gave or critique you offered of the work
- Samples of published research (if available)
- Sample Syllabi you’ve written and used in recent teaching
Communication Studies Department: Tenure Track Faculty in Journalism
1. Hiring Department Information
The faculty of Communication Studies, Journalism and Film is of a community of professionals, educated and experienced in a diverse range of specialty areas, and united by a common body of information related to the creation, application, and understanding of messages. The department exists to provide quality instruction that assists students in becoming intellectually aware citizens who are ethical, competent communicators. Further, the department seeks to maintain and develop the body of scholarly knowledge that unites the field.
A successful Sacramento State University faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university. At Sacramento State, the quality of education we provide is our top priority. In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe all are enriched and unified by this diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.
2. Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide curricular leadership in the Journalism program.
- Teach introductory and advanced level courses.
- Engage in Scholarly and Creative Activities.
- Provide service to the Institution.
- Provide service to the Community.
- Advise students.
- Master’s degree in Journalism or related field with emphasis in Journalism and professional experience. All degree requirements must be completed by Aug. 1, 2017.
Required Knowledge and Abilities:
- Demonstrated knowledge and abilities in both practice and theory of modern journalism.Demonstrated ability and interest in creative activities and/or scholarly research in journalism.
- Evidence of or potential for excellence in teaching at the university level.
- Demonstrated ability or evidence of having worked with diverse groups.
- Background in print/online or broadcast media.
- A minimum of 5 years professional employment in journalism.
Desirable Knowledge and Abilities:
- Preference given to those with recent experience in multimedia and/or data reporting.
This is a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning with the Fall 2017 semester. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.
5. Application Review
Review of applications will begin Feb. 15, 2017 and position will remain open until filled.
6. Application Procedures
- Submit the following materials through the CSUS on-line application process:
- Letter of interest;
- Current curriculum vitae;
- Evidence of scholarly and/or creative activity;
- Three to five recent professional references, including names and contact information;
- Evidence of teaching excellence, if available;
- Unofficial transcripts of all college level work (official transcripts are required if invited for an interview).
Documents must be submitted in a single PDF. Additional documents and letters of recommendation may be required at a later date.