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Assistant Professor of Communication

Columbus State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Broadcasting, Digital Media, Film & Video, Media Studies, Other Communications
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The Department of Communication at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication whose assignment will be teaching production courses in integrated media and documentary beginning in August 2021.


This position is expected to teach courses that support our curriculum, including but not limited to: digital media production (including pre and post production), documentary production, social media and audience analytics, and media writing. Special consideration is given to candidates whose production skill sets include creative services, advertising campaigns, and/or digital and mobile advertising experience. The successful candidate will maintain a 4:4 teaching load each semester. Summer teaching is often available. An active program of research and/or creative projects is expected for tenure. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting our recruiting efforts, our student organizations, and support our Non-Profit and Civic Engagement Center which seeks to create engagement and portfolio-building opportunities for
current students and with community clients.

Required Qualifications

Required qualifications include a PhD or MFA completed prior to August 2021. Demonstrated professional production experience and strategic use of social and digital media is expected.

Required Documents to Attach

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to an offer being extended)
  • Link to Demo Reel
  • Sample of Scholarly/Creative work
  • Current contact information (emails and telephone numbers) for three (3) professional references willing to provide recommendation letters.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bruce Getz, Department of Communication, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907. E-mail may be directed to

Conditions of Employment

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Please Note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

Special Applicant Instructions

Review of applications will begin March 2021 and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University’s online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

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