Assistant Professor/Mass Communication/Strategic Communication
Home Department: Mass Communication
Employment Type: Tenure Track Faculty
Appointment: Faculty (10-month)
The Department of Communication at Georgia College offers an integrated, cross-platform curriculum including informative, persuasive, and hybrid mass communication courses with the goal of producing graduates with a broad knowledge of the media and its wide variety of channels. Community engagement, particularly through service learning in the classroom, is emphasized in the department. The department has almost 350 majors and oversees a PRSSA chapter, a student newspaper, a student-operated radio station, and a weekly student cable news program. A research lab furnished as living room and equipped with eye tracking instrumentation as well as a focus group setup is also a part of the department.
The Department of Communication is committed to the mission of a public liberal arts university and to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success.
Excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, and university service are requirements for promotion and tenure.
Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university's main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect and responsibility.
Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.
Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment.
The primary role of this tenure track assistant professor will be in strategic communication with an emphasis in either public relations or advertising. Primary teaching responsibilities in strategic communication will be in writing, management, and campaigns courses. Other teaching responsibilities may include introductory mass communication. The position will also contribute to the university core curriculum.
Key Functions: Faculty - Teaching/Instructing, Faculty - Professional Development, Faculty - Scholarship and Creative Activity, Faculty - Service to Institution, Faculty - Public Service
Job duties performed for the above function:
The successful candidate will teach courses in strategic communication including writing, management, and campaigns, and some introductory mass communication courses. The position will also contribute to the university core curriculum.
All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.
Teaching Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Regular course meetings and instruction as defined in the position description,
- Mentoring students, and
- Guiding undergraduates in research.
Additionally, the department serves the core curriculum by teaching the first-year writing courses, numerous first and second year seminars (GC1Y and GC2Y), and contributing expertise in other areas.
Faculty are expected to conduct research and develop within their profession. Examples of such expectations include, but are not limited to
- attendance at professional training and development workshops on and off campus,
- grant writing, and
- membership and participation in professional organizations.
Examples of research possibilities include
- publication and peer reviewed scholarship,
- presentations at professional meetings, and
- membership and participation in professional organizations
Service is an essential responsibility of all faculty in the Department of Communication. Service is fulfilled through departmental, college, and university participation.
Service is fulfilled through activities such as
- participation in departmental, college, and university committees and programs,
- directing and advising programs, and
- participation in special programs or projects.
Public Service is often a part of faculty service expectations and might include activities such as the following:
- community outreach and engagement,
- mentoring students participating in community engagement,
- service to the profession, and
- membership and participation in community organizations where disciplinary or faculty expertise is essential.
PhD in mass communication or related field is required. ABD may be considered if degree is completed and conferred within the first year of employment
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