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
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 worcester.edu/about
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.
- 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
- A specialization in visual communication, social media,
community media and/or multimedia production.
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.
All applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange:
www.worcester.interviewexchange.com. 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.