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.

Requirements:
– 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.

United International College (UIC)

United International College (Zhuhai, China), New Media Communication (currently under Public Relations and Advertising Program)

United International College (UIC), a consortium between Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University, invites applications to join our global Faculty in a full-time teaching position to begin in September 2017. Located in Zhuhai, a southern Chinese city known for its excellent environment, UIC is committed to advancing the globalization of higher education and is known for its innovative initiatives in liberal arts education in China.

The instructional language at UIC is English.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in communication with a special focus on new media/digital media or closely related field. ABD also considered.
  • Or, Master’s degree with significant professional experience (8+ years) in the communication industry, with practice in new media/digital media.
  • Prior teaching experience at the college or university level.
  • An interest in Chinese culture and society is a plus.

The position will include teaching undergraduate courses, supervising capstone projects, advising students, and providing service to the department and the university. Teaching duties include one or more of the following areas: introductory courses in new media, visual and interaction design, writing for new media, new media and technology, or data analytics.

Academic ranks as professor, associate professor, or assistant professor will be offered based on individual qualifications. Salary is globally competitive and is commensurate with experience. UIC offers healthcare benefits, a housing allowance, and support for research activities.

Review of applications begins immediately until the position is filled. Information on the college is available at http://uic.edu.hk/en. Please apply online at http://web.uic.edu.hk/en/hr/job-opportunities/job-vacancy/teaching-positions. Please include a letter of interest with specific reference to the new media position, a current CV, a list of 3 current references, and a recent teaching evaluation. References will only be contacted if a position is offered. Questions may be directed to Program Director of the Public Relations and Advertising Program, Dr. Fan Hu: fanhu@uic.edu.hk.

The University of Alabama

APR Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations at The University of Alabama seeks an outstanding faculty member for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a start date of August 2018; possibility to start in January 2018.

Research: An earned doctorate in advertising, integrated marketing communication or related field is required by date of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate strong potential to establish and maintain a scholarly research program. Because our departmental mission is to “shape the future of global advertising and public relations,” we welcome diverse research perspectives, an understanding of the changing media environment, and entrepreneurial, leadership-focused thinking.

Teaching: UA is a student-centered research university.  It is preferred that candidates have teaching experience and be able to successfully engage students in the classroom. Applicants must display an ability to be an active and involved member of a highly collaborative faculty team. An understanding of the strategic foundation of advertising is necessary, and applicants with professional experience in this area will be particularly strong candidates. Primary teaching assignments will include advertising strategy courses, such as research methods, consumer insights, advertising account planning and media planning. Secondary assignments could include creative advertising development courses, dependent upon department’s needs and candidate’s skills.  The APR department houses a master’s program and participates in a college-wide doctoral program.

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations is nationally recognized with more than 40 years of achievement by leading scholars and a highly competitive AAF National Student Advertising Competition team. Student work has been exhibited during The One Club for Art & Copy’s Creative Week in New York.  The department is a frequent finalist in PRWeek’s Education Program of the Year.  The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

To apply: Upload an application, resume and cover letter for the assistant-level position at: https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/40587 and mail three letters of recommendation to:

APR Search Committee
Attn: Dr. Hyoungkoo Khang
University of Alabama
Box 870172
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172

Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the search should be directed to khang@apr.ua.edu.

Doane University

Doane University invites applications for a full-time one-year Visiting position as an Assistant Professor or Instructor of Communication. Ph.D. in Communication preferred, MA will be considered; preference may be given to a candidate who has a specialty in Strategic Communication. Candidate will teach basic courses in communication such as Fundamentals of Communication, Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Public Relations.

Apply at www.doane.edu/jobs with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. For more information visit the Doane University website at www.doane.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Doane University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates who reflect the diversity of the nation.

Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.

The Southern Oregon University (SOU) Communication program seeks an individual for a full-time (1.0 FTE), one-year temporary instructor position in Digital Cinema, beginning September 16, 2017, and ending June 15, 2018. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in video production and film studies, advise students, and help develop curriculum for the Digital Cinema concentration within the Communication major.

We seek an innovative and vibrant practitioner with a background in camera work, lighting, and/or audio field recording, especially experience working on independent productions with small crews and limited resources. Applicants should be skilled in contemporary digital video production technologies, well-versed in industry standard workflows for film, video, or broadcast, and be qualified to teach such courses as Studio Production, Media Literacy, Digital Video Foundations, Intro to Film Analysis, Camera, Audio, and Lighting for Film and Video, Location Shooting for Film and Video, Editing for Film and Video, and additional upper division electives in the applicant’s area of specialization.

The teaching load for instructors on the professional track is 11 four-credit courses (44 ELU) per year, spread across three quarters. Instructors have service responsibilities, but research or creative work is not expected.

The successful candidate may also collaborate with additional academic units, including but not limited to Emerging Media and Digital Arts (EMDA) and Theatre, may participate in campus/community media entities, such as the Digital Media Center (DMC), Rogue Valley Community Television (RVTV), and the SOU Student Film Festival, and will work to foster key partnerships with both regional and statewide media organizations, such as the Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF), Southern Oregon Film and Media (SOFaM), the Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA), and the Governor’s Office for Film and Television (Oregon Film).

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/1015592