Missouri State University

Non-Tenure Track Instructor Media Theory (9-month appointment)

The Department of Media, Journalism & Film (http://mjf.missouristate.edu) at Missouri State University anticipates an August 14, 2017 opening for a non-tenure track instructor in Media Theory.

For a full position description and to apply online, go to https://jobs.missouristate.edu/.

Date of first consideration June 26, 2017. Master’s degree in Mass Communication or related discipline and a demonstrated record of teaching experience at the college level. Ability to teach classes in Media Theory, Media Analysis and Criticism, Mass Media & Society, and Issues in Media Ethics. Successful candidate must be able to describe how multicultural issues have been or will be brought into the curriculum. Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses for 3-5 references can be uploaded electronically via the online application form. For more information contact: Dr. Mary Jane Pardue, MJF Department Head, Missouri State University, 901 S. National Ave. Springfield, MO 65897, MJPardue@missouristate.edu or 417-836-5218.

Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer and Institution. Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Saint Louis University

Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of Media Production

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking applicants for a visiting non-tenure-track position in media production for the 2017/2018 school year (August 2017 – May 2018). We are seeking a candidate with expertise in creative non-fiction storytelling and multimedia production, who also can oversee studio production and postproduction.  The visiting position is at the instructor or assistant professor level in the Department of Communication.

Duties include a 4/4 teaching load that will include video production and media writing classes (e.g., Video Production and Design, Studio Production, Media Scriptwriting) as well as courses in the department’s undergraduate core (e.g., Media Lab). A course release in the fall semester is provided for service as the coordinator of the communication studio.

– Earned master’s or MFA degree by August 1, 2017.
– Documented teaching experience and excellence or evidence of excellent teaching potential
– Experience supervising and mentoring students and their projects or evidence of potential to supervise and mentor students and their projects
– Demonstrated mastery of various editing software and Adobe Creative Suite
– Additional consideration will be given to individuals who also have a record of professional experience in multimedia production, broadcast or another related field

Communication is a thriving department in the College of Arts and Sciences, with 170 undergraduate majors, 20 minors, 20 M.A. students, and 13 full-time faculty members. We have an undergraduate curriculum that stresses both the theoretical understanding and professional application of communication research within three different concentrations: advertising and public relations; communication studies; and journalism and media studies. We stress proficiency in production/technology across our curriculum. We also emphasize cultural competence and ethical reflection. Our master’s program includes courses in the areas of media studies, strategic communication, and communication studies. The department has a Communication Media Center, Studio Production Suite, and several computer labs to support student learning related to technology and production. Saint Louis University serves approximately 13,000 students. The main campus is in an ethnically diverse city neighborhood that features a major performing-arts district and a wide array of cultural institutions.

All applications must be made online at http://jobs.slu.edu. Applicants should include the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume/curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement; and 4) a list with names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references. Please include a link to an online portfolio, website or reel of your work in the cover letter. Additionally, if you have teaching experience, please include a link to student projects that have been produced under your supervision. For additional information, contact Dr. April Trees, atrees@slu.edu, Search Chair.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Saint Louis University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit University and an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity employer (AA/EOE), committed to excellence through diversity and equity. In support of this commitment, we strongly encourage and welcome applications from women, minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups.