Assistant Professor (Communication Arts - Mass Media)

Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Nov 16, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Communication Arts seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position for the Mass Media program beginning August 1, 2021.  All Valdosta State University faculty share the responsibility of teaching courses at multiple levels as needed in their respective disciplines, maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.

Valdosta State University is proud to have a highly diverse student body. We are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff. 

The VSU Mass Media program is one of six programs, including a master’s degree within the Department of Communication Arts. The program has ten full-time faculty and close to 300 majors. We enjoy strong university support as one of the more extensive programs in the University. For more information on the department, visit http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/arts/communication-arts.

Responsibilities:

The position will deliver introductory and upper-level courses in Mass Media including mass media studies, media writing, media and culture, media theory and criticism. The typical teaching load is four courses per semester. Other teaching assignments are possible based on qualifications and experience. Graduate teaching possible. Course delivery methods may include traditional, online, hyflex, hybrid, or off-campus formats.  Faculty members are to make substantive contributions to the Department, including mentoring, departmental and university service, professional, and community service.

Required Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in Mass Media or closely related field by appointment date;
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship;
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience;
  • A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant’s career stage;
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting;
  • A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds.

The VSU College of the Arts includes the Department of Art & Design, the Department of Music, and the Department of Communication Arts (Communication, Emergent Media, Mass Media, Public Relations, Theatre & Dance). The College of the Arts is also home to the award-winning Valdosta Symphony Orchestra and the Peach State Summer Theatre, designated as the Official Musical Theatre of the State of Georgia. VSU is accredited by NASAD, NASM, and NAST. With nearly 90 faculty members and approximately 1,100 students, the College offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. For more information, https://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/arts/.   

Valdosta State University, founded in 1906, VSU is a comprehensive university with a student enrollment of approximately 12,500. The city of Valdosta is located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75, is served by a regional airport, and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida. For more information, visit https://www.valdosta.edu and for more information about the community visit https://www.valdostachamber.com.

Online application is required.  For more information, contact Dr. Borzi, Department Head, via email mgborzi@valdosta.edu or phone 229-333-5820.  VSU is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.