Assistant/Associate Professor-Digital Media Arts

North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 04, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

As a constituent institution of The University of North CarolinaElizabeth City State University offers baccalaureate, professional, and master's degrees for a diverse student body. Our mission is to promote economic, social, and environmental progress for the people of northeastern North Carolina, the state, and the nation.  Through teaching, research, and community engagement, the institution's rich heritage and its current multicultural student-centered focus provide a firm foundation for its endeavors. It serves the needs and aspirations of individuals and society; producing graduates for leadership roles and life-long learning.  Known for its small class sizes and student-centered approach to educating undergraduates the University is located on the beautiful northeastern coast of North Carolina in the Historic town of Elizabeth City.

The Division of Academic Affairs provides leadership in developing and maintaining quality academic programs and support services that contribute to the achievement of the university’s mission. The division strives to be recognized as a student-centered university with emphasis on excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities; commitment to total student development; and outstanding service and engagement with local, regional, national and global communities.

The primary purpose of the position is to teach courses in the Digital Media Arts program, provide academic advisement, aid in the recruitment of students, contribute to curriculum design and modification, and engage in research/scholarly activities and university service.


Possess a Ph.D. (ABD candidates are welcome to apply) or MFA in Digital Media, Computational Media, Interactive Media, and or Strategic Media.

Demonstrate qualitative, ethnographic, and/or community-based pedagogical approaches to emerging forms of media production including documentary in all audiovisual forms, digital print, and/or audio-based media such as radio and podcasting.

Possess research and teaching interests in communication studies and technology, new media, emerging media studies, media arts, film studies, digital humanities, visual storytelling, experimental and documentary arts, journalism (print and digital) and/or photojournalism.

Possess the ability to teach, advise and serve on various departmental, university and community committees.

Possess the ability to teach using iMacs, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Acrobat) and Microsoft Office Suite while also having knowledge of video editing software, such as Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere with an understanding of copyright and FCC regulations.

Application Process:  Submit letter of application, resume, copies of certifications, transcripts and three (3) professional reference letters via Elizabeth City State University online employment site at

Elizabeth City State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all applicants for employment, faculty, staff and students regardless of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, age, disabling condition or political affiliation, except where religion, sex or age are bona fide job related employment requirements.

Under Federal requirements (Fair Credit Reporting Act), ECSU will conduct a criminal background report for all final candidates for all positions and appointments.  Credit and/or driving record reports will be completed on final candidates for positions and appointments that have financial or driving responsibilities as part of the job duties.