Stephen F. Austin State University

Stephen F. Austin State University’s Department of Mass Communication invites applications for an assistant professor of mass communication. This full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position is to begin Sept. 1, 2018.

Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate-level classes. An ideal candidate will teach required courses predominately in multimedia journalism such as media writing, multimedia production, and convergence reporting. The ability to teach courses in social media and future technology and other related areas of mass communication is highly desired. Being able to teach photojournalism is a plus. Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite is preferred. The ability to teach quantitative research methods would be an asset. The successful candidate would be expected to serve as the faculty advisor to the department’s Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) student chapter and promote and guide external student competition in this role, teach courses in the unit’s master’s degree in mass communication and maintain an active research agenda that contributes new knowledge to the discipline and to the graduate program.

The preferred candidate would hold a Ph.D. in communication or related discipline; ABDs will be considered, but the candidate must be able to demonstrate that the degree will be completed within the first year of employment. MFAs will be considered. Professional experience as a journalist is a plus. The successful candidate must possess a commitment to maintaining an active scholarly agenda and participate in advising, recruitment, service and committee work at the department and university level.

To apply, submit your application online at http://www.sfasu.edu/personnel along with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of teaching effectiveness, samples of scholarly work, copies of all transcripts and five references with complete contact information. Questions may be directed to Dr. John Hendricks at (936) 468-4001. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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