Professional-in-Residence OR Assistant Professor of Mass Communication (Open Area)

Employer
Louisiana State University
Location
Louisiana, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Nov 18, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MASS COMMUNICATION (Area Open)

Job Description and Responsibilities:

The Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University invites applications for a nine-month tenure-eligible position in Mass Communication at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in fall 2021.

We seek a broadly prepared scholar to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Manship School core curriculum and/or area of specialization. The Manship School undergraduate core curriculum includes classes in media writing, visual communication, emerging media, law, ethics and diversity, equity and inclusion. Our graduate core curriculum includes courses in the philosophy and principles of mass communication, public opinion and public affairs, mass communication theory and research methods. The Manship School offers degrees with concentrations in digital advertising, journalism, political communication and public relations. Areas of particular interest for the School, cutting across these concentrations, include a focus on the intersection of media and public affairs, attention to emerging and digital media and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Applicants should demonstrate evidence of or potential for high-quality research, teaching excellence and the pursuit of extramural research funding. This faculty member will supervise master’s theses and non-thesis option projects, as well as doctoral dissertations and undergraduate honors theses. They will also develop a portfolio of service activities, including support for the Manship School’s efforts to promote more diverse and inclusive media professions.

  • Teach two graduate and/or undergraduate courses in the Manship School core curriculum and/or area of specialization. 50%
  • Conduct research in his/her field of expertise. 25%
  • Service to the Manship School, university and community. 25%

Required Qualifications-Assistant Professor applicants:

Ph.D. in Mass Communication or related discipline (A.B.D. candidates also may be considered).

 

 

PROFFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE OF MASS COMMUNICATION (Area Open)

The Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University invites applications for a nine-month non-tenure track position in Mass Communication as a Professional-in-Residence to begin in fall 2021.

We seek a distinguished media practitioner to teach courses in the Manship School undergraduate core curriculum and/or courses in area of specialization. The Manship School undergraduate core curriculum includes classes in media writing, visual communication, emerging media, law, ethics and diversity, equity and inclusion. The Manship School offers degrees with concentrations in digital advertising, journalism, political communication and public relations. Areas of particular interest for the School, cutting across these concentrations, include a focus on the intersection of media and public affairs, attention to emerging and digital media and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

A candidate hired as a professional-in-residence, would also supervise undergraduate research and creative work. They will also develop a portfolio of service activities, including support for the Manship School’s efforts to promote more diverse and inclusive media professions.

  • Teach four undergraduate core curriculum and/or courses in area of specialization courses per semester. 100%

Required Qualifications-Professional-in-Residence applicants:

Master’s degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or related discipline and eight years of related experience.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

About the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication:

The Manship School serves a diverse student body with wide-ranging academic and professional interests and, as such, welcomes applications from individuals with varied academic and non-academic professional backgrounds. The school is committed to fostering a culturally diverse educational environment.  More information about the school is available at: www.manship.lsu.edu.

This position provides the opportunity to develop new courses while engaging in an active research environment. The School is enhanced by support from its Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs. In addition, the School fosters a lively and productive research environment through many funded professorships available on a competitive basis. The School also offers unparalleled research facilities, such as the Public Policy Research Lab, Media Effects Lab and Social Media Analysis & Creation Lab. More information about the Manship School is available at www.manship.lsu.edu.

Special Instructions:

Please provide your cover letter, resume, and three professional references including name, title, phone number and email address. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. Position open until filled.

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu

 

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