The Department of Communication and Creative Arts at Purdue
University Northwest is hiring a tenure-track assistant professor
to teach courses in digital media.
This is a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor appointment
with a nine-month service period each year and anticipated start
date of August 2023. The criteria for merit evaluation and
promotion in this position will be based on learning, discovery and
engagement. The position offers a competitive salary, university
benefits, opportunities for promotion, and protection of academic
Teaching responsibilities include courses in digital media,
interactivity and creative storytelling, media and visual theory,
and basic media design principles with an emphasis on information
and communication design. Secondary expertise or experience in
social media, analytics or media writing preferred.
The successful candidate will create and/or re-design classes
related to our degree options to match industry needs. The
successful candidate will also pursue a program of peer-reviewed
scholarship or industry-related creative work.
The successful candidate will possess an earned Ph.D. in
communication or related field from an accredited college or
university at the time of appointment. ABDs will be
Faculty members in the Department of Communication and Creative
Arts are expected to participate in departmental, university,
disciplinary and public service. All faculty serve on a variety of
assigned and voluntary committees.
Purdue University Northwest (PNW), is a premier metropolitan
university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our
students and in our community. PNW serves approximately 9,300
students across two campuses, offering more than 70 areas of study
at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Located in
Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW values academic excellence,
supports growth, and celebrates diversity.
The College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences serves
over 1,400 undergraduate students and 170 graduate students across
a wide range of programs. Departments and Schools within the
- Behavioral Sciences
- Communication and Creative Arts
- English and World Languages
- History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics
- School of Education and Counseling
The College houses the Community Counseling Center that provides
quality affordable mental health services and the Institute for
Social and Policy Research, which uses social science and policy
analysis methods to find solutions to educational, social, and
health-related challenges facing the citizens of Northwest Indiana
and the Chicago metropolitan region. The college is also home to
the Willie T. Donald Exoneration Advisory Coalition to support
those who have been wrongfully convicted in the state of
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately with the best
consideration to applications received by November 18, 2022 and
will continue until position is filled. Start date: August 2023. To
apply, applicants should submit the following: 1) cover letter
specifically addressing required experience; 2) curriculum vitae;
3) statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion; and 4) three
For inquiries, please contact Neil Nemeth at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Purdue University
Northwest; 2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323.
A background check will be required for employment in this
Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in
all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction,
and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these
areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current
interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate
that values diversity and inclusion.
Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative
action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with
disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.