Texas Tech University

College of Media & Communication
MCOM Instructor Positions – Generalist/Online (Up to 2 positions)
REQ # 17797BR

The College of Media & Communication seeks two Online Instructors who have demonstrated commitment to excellence in online teaching in one or more sub-disciplines of Media & Communication. Appointment begins September 2019. Duty point is negotiable, and the teaching assignment will consist of online undergraduate and graduate courses. These are one- year renewable appointments, based on satisfactory performance, teaching need, and/or available funding.

These positions are for generalists who can teach across the Media & Communication curriculum. Successful candidates must be able to teach a variety of video conferencing and online undergraduate and graduate courses in strategic communication, advertising, public relations, digital media, science communication, leadership communication, corporate communication, professional communication, or other relevant areas. Our intent is to bring outstanding and collaborative faculty who focus on excellence in teaching. The teaching load is eight courses per academic year (4/4) with the opportunity to teach additional courses during summer or intersessions for additional compensation. The appointment will comprise 80% teaching and 20% service.

The College of Media & Communication (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/) at Texas Tech University offers bachelor’s degrees in Advertising, Communication Studies, Journalism, Creative Media Industries, Public Relations, and Media Strategies. It offers master’s degrees in Mass Communication, Communication Studies, and Strategic Communication (online), and a Ph.D. in Media and Communication. The college has more than 2000 undergraduate majors, more than 250 MA students in three programs, and about 40 Ph.D. students. Recent graduates of the doctoral program have begun their careers at universities in the Big 10, Big 12, ACC, and SEC, as well as applied research positions with media companies such as the Disney MediaScience Research Lab.

CoMC ranks among the nation’s top colleges in media and communication. As of 2018, CoMC is rated 34th in the world for communication research by the Shanghai Global Academic Research Index Ranking and is the highest ranked research unit at Texas Tech among all other units. It is home to the Center for Communication Research (CCR) (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/ccr/), one of the world’s premier, state-of-the art research facilities in media and communication research. It features labs useful for audience testing, content analysis, surveys, eye-tracking, focus group, and psychophysiology. These research facilities provide a great environment for further advancing an exciting and productive research agenda. The college is also home to the Outpost Social Media Lab, a major center for the study of new and emerging media (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/outpost),

and the Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication, a center of teaching, research, and community outreach in Hispanic and International Communication (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/hihic). Additionally, the college has launched the Communication Training Center (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ctc/), a facility focused on training university faculty and graduate students how to enhance oral and visual communication skills.

Texas Tech University is a public research university with an enrollment of over 35,000. It offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 100 masters and 50 doctoral degree programs. Texas Tech is the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of Texas and is the state’s only campus with an adjoining research university, law school, and medical school. Texas Tech students come from almost every county in Texas, all 50 states and more than 100 different countries. The university has recently exceeded 25% Hispanic enrollment, achieving Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) enrollment status, and Texas Tech’s current Quality Enhancement Plan is “Bear Our Banners Far and Wide: Communication in a Global Society.” (www.depts.ttu.edu/globalcommunications). Texas Tech University is recognized as a Carnegie Tier 1 Research University and is a member of the Big 12 Athletic Conference. The university is located in Lubbock, Texas, a vibrant city of over 250,000.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply online at www.texastech.edu/careers, referencing the
Requisition Number 17797BR. They will be asked to provide a letter of application describing their research interests, teaching experience, and professional experiences, a current curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, and a list of three references with names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States. The search committee chair is Dr. Todd Chambers, Associate Dean, College of Media & Communication. Questions may be addressed to him at todd.chambers@ttu.edu or by calling (806) 834-5712.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Please visit the college’s website for more information: www.depts.ttu.edu/comc