Assistant Professor of Communication
The Department of Media, Communication, and Public Relations, housed in Thiel College’s James Pedas Communication Center, a LEED-certified, $6.5 million, 20,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art communication facility, seeks candidates for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank for Fall 2021.
Candidates should hold a terminal degree in media production with specialization in multiplatform storytelling that engages both traditional formats for audio and video production and newer forms of content creation including social media, multimedia journalism, web streaming, and podcasting.
In addition to teaching courses in media production and communication studies, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to curricular development. This includes redesigning existing courses in media, communication and public relations to reflect changes in the field with regard to emergent media. Additionally, new courses and/or major and minor tracks should complement these updates to expand the current offerings.
The candidate should provide evidence of teaching the technical, editorial and professional functions of media in their respective area(s) of specialization. Candidates should have proven expertise in one or more of the following areas: software including Adobe Creative Cloud and/or similar media production tools; graphic design for digital platforms; social media management including marketing, content and campaign creation, and analysis of competitive strategies; multimedia journalism; digital photography; web streaming and mobile technologies.
A dedicated passion for helping students reach their full potential in a supportive and inclusive diverse environment is essential to this position. Responsibilities include teaching, advising, student supervision, and professional development. While Thiel College gives highest priority to teaching effectiveness, the faculty will be expected to remain current in the field through professional development opportunities such as attendance at related conferences, research, or other scholarly activities, as well as service to the College. A robust employee benefit package that includes generous health and wellness coverage options and paid leave time, as well as research support and a sabbatical program is provided.
Email letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of three professional references, sample syllabi and summaries of teaching evaluations if available to: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method), or mail application materials to: Jennifer Clark, Director of Human Resources, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125. Review of materials will begin on April 7, 2021.
Thiel College is committed to attracting a culturally and professionally diverse faculty and staff who engage our students by providing a rich and fulfilling curricular and co-curricular experience.
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