James Madison University

The School of Media Arts & Design (SMAD) at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track or renewable-term Assistant / Associate Professor in Advertising and Media Production beginning in August 2016.

SMAD seeks a student-oriented colleague to teach creative advertising in the Integrated Advertising and Corporate Communication (IACC) concentration, including advertising copywriting and other advertising courses in his/her areas of expertise. The successful candidate will also teach introductory skill courses in Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign, web and/or video production in the department’s foundation course sequence. SMAD has four concentrations: Converged/Interactive Media, Integrated Advertising and Corporate Communication (IACC), Digital Video and Cinema, and Journalism. The SMAD faculty represents a blend of professional and academic interests. The school has more than 20 faculty members and approximately 600 undergraduate majors. For more information about the SMAD program, go to http://smad.jmu.edu/.

All SMAD faculty are engaged in teaching, service and research or creative activities. An MFA or Ph.D. is required for a tenure-track appointment; ABD applicants with the degree near completion will be considered. A master’s degree is required for a renewable-term appointment. JMU is a vibrant university of more than 20,000 students. It is located in Harrisonburg, a Virginia Main Street community of about 50,000, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The university is approximately one hour from Charlottesville and two hours from Washington, D.C. and Richmond. JMU has been ranked as the South’s top public master’s-level university for 17 of the past 21 years by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, go to http://www.harrisonburgva.gov/.

Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation. To apply go to JobLink.jmu.edu, reference posting number 0407048, complete the faculty profile, and upload the required cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references. Screening of applications will begin December 10, 2015 and continue until the job is filled.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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