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Assistant Professor, Communication (Media Studies, Digital Media/Multimedia Production)

Worcester State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 22, 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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About Worcester State University:

WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas, diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to our students.

Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are graduate students. Learn more about us at .

Job Description:

The Department of Communication at Worcester State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Media Studies with an emphasis on Multimedia Production to begin in the Fall Semester of 2022. The successful candidate will be able to teach core courses in a diverse interdisciplinary Communication undergraduate program that also emphasizes convergent technology skills used in digital / multimedia production, web/graphic design, digital storytelling, and/or social media. In addition to teaching, the appointee will also be expected to engage in continuing scholarship, curriculum development, student advising, and service to the university and its community. We seek candidates whose teaching focuses on the theory and application of digital media practices, particularly in TV/video and film production, digital storytelling, design, social media, or related areas. The position requires teaching digital/multimedia classes, core courses in the curriculum, along with courses in the candidate's area of specialization. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and possess a well-developed Communication or multimedia-related scholarly and/or creative agenda.


Required Qualifications:
  • A terminal degree (Ph.D. in Communication, Media Studies, or a closely related field, and/or an MFA in a related field), conferred by September 1, 2022.
  • Engagement in continuing scholarship and service, and advising undergraduate students.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A specialization in visual communication, social media, community media and/or multimedia production.

Additional Information:

Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources.

Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience.

Review of applications will begin on or about October 15, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange: Please submit a letter of interest, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information for three professional references who will write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

Information which cannot be uploaded by the applicant may be faxed to 508-929-8163 or mailed to:

Executive Director, Chief Human Resources Officer

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester, MA 01602

*Proof of highest degree is required upon hire, by means of verification through the National Student Clearinghouse, or by official, sealed transcript.


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