University of Idaho

The University of Idaho School of Journalism and Mass Media seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Media Law beginning August 2016. The position may also include an affiliate appointment in the University’s College of Law.

The successful candidate will also teach in at least one other area; i.e. global media; science or environmental communication; strategic communication or media research. The successful candidate will also teach in UI’s interdisciplinary seminar for first-year students, and develop a program of scholarly or creative activity.

Required: Ph.D. in journalism, mass communication or media-related discipline, or J.D.; demonstrated teaching effectiveness. A.B.D. applicants may be considered. Associate Professor candidates must have at least six years of full-time teaching experience and a strong record of teaching, scholarship and service.

Preferred: At least two years of professional media experience or law practice; ability to teach in several areas of journalism or media studies; strong research or creative ability; ability to contribute to the media professions; experience working with multicultural populations or for media outlets serving diverse communities.

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Idaho State University

Assistant Professor, Visual Media & Rhetoric (3501)

Tenure-track position

Posting Number: req246
9 Month Full-Time
Communication, Media, & Persuasion
Pocatello – Main

Primary Purpose
Teach Visual Rhetoric, Media Aesthetics, and/or Interactive Media, while maintaining an active program of academic research.

Key Responsibilities
Teach the Visual Rhetoric course and other offerings in our (emerging) Rhetoric & Media Affairs major emphasis and Visual Communication major emphasis. In addition, develop courses in Digital Rhetoric, Interactive Media, New Media Design and Aesthetics, and/or Visual Narratives. The successful applicant will demonstrate a critical perspective on new media and engagement with content production. Must demonstrate a promising research agenda.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D in hand and evidence of the ability to contribute to the existing curricula in Visual Communication and the (emerging) Rhetoric and Media Affairs emphases at graduate and undergraduate levels. The candidate must also provide evidence of the ability to maintain an active record of research productivity.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Visual Communication, or a related field who can teach and conduct research in visual and/or digital rhetoric in areas such as film, social media, gaming, graphic art, design, politics, and/or media campaigns. Preference will be given to candidates with some professional experience. Preference will also be given to candidates with online or hybrid teaching experience.

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Please submit the following documents with your application:
Cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample syllabus for a Visual Rhetoric (or related) course, unofficial transcripts, names/contact information for three references, and online access to several writing samples and/or creative/digital projects. Links to these documents should be in the cover letter. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 22, 2015. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.