Instructor or Assistant Professor of Communication (Digital Media)

Location
Mississippi, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Jan 05, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Mississippi College Department of Communication prepares students to be successful communicators with their words, skills, and lives.  Mississippi College is hiring an Instructor or Assistant Professor of Communication, with an emphasis in Digital Media, to work with and guide students in their academic pursuits; to model a personal and vibrant Christian faith; and to prepare students for future professional opportunities.  This individual will teach courses in the following departmental academic concentrations: digital media production, journalism, public relations, and sports media.  Applicants should be strong written and verbal communicators with experience and evidence of work in digital broadcast production and/or digital journalism. Experience or interest in sports media is also recommended.  The successful candidate will be an individual who values student success and student-faculty interaction; who is committed to working in a collegial environment marked by Christian hospitality; and who is eager to contribute his or her skills and abilities to the university community.  This is a nine-month, tenure-track position with summer teaching opportunities available based on demand.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include teaching four classes per semester (fall and spring), advising students, and serving on university and department committees (as determined by department chair, dean, or provost).  Additional responsibilities may include advising or co-advising the student-produced video news program, the student-led university sports media team, and participating in departmental activities as needed.

Requirements

Minimum requirements include a master’s degree in communication, journalism, or related field from an accredited institution and professional experience in the areas listed above.  Applicants with a Ph.D. (or who are ABD) in communication, journalism, or related field are preferred.  Applicants with a master’s degree and professional experience will be considered.  This individual reports to the chair of the Department of Communication. 

To Apply

Candidates should submit a completed faculty application (available at www.mc.edu/offices/human-resources/how-to-apply/), a current CV or resume, and a statement of teaching philosophy (including a list of any previous courses taught and areas of interest) as .pdf documents to vance@mc.edu, or by mail to Dr. Reid Vance, Chair, Department of Communication, Mississippi College, P.O. Box 4019, Clinton, MS 39056.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About Mississippi College

Mississippi College, affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, is a private, co-educational, Christian university of liberal arts and sciences.  Our vision is to be known as a university recognized for academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ.  Mississippi College was founded in 1826 and is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of Mississippi.  Visit mc.edu for more information.