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Assistant Professor of Mass Communication (Film & Media Studies)

Sam Houston State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 1, 2023
Posting Details

Position Information

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Mass Communication (Film & Media Studies)


Assistant Professor

FLSA status

Hiring Salary

Salary commensurate with experience and education.

Position Category

Position Type
Full-Time Tenure Track

College of Arts & Media

Dept of Mass Communication

Open Date


Refer Applicants To

Contact Name
Grant Wiedenfeld


Associate Professor
Department of Mass Communication
Sam Houston State University
Box 2207
Huntsville, TX 77341-2207

Contact Phone

Contact Email

Position Details

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in film and media studies. Area of specialization is open. However, preference will be given to popular media scholars with an exceptional publication record.

The ideal candidate must have a desire and ability to:
  • take on significant mentorship roles (graduate thesis project advising, independent study project advising, etc.);
  • take on significant roles in helping build a creative community (mentoring, helping organize student film festivals, advising with official student media channels, advising student organizations, etc.);
  • take on significant roles in curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate level;
  • take on significant roles of service and leadership;
  • author and deliver courses online;
The Department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University serves more than 500 students studying journalism, broadcast production, public relations, advertising, and film. Located in the Dan Rather Communications Building, it is home to 90.5 The Kat, Channel 7, Bearkat Student Media, The Houstonian, and the annual Heatwave Media and Film Festival. The department blends research-focused and practice-oriented faculty,

Located 40 miles north of suburban Houston, Sam Houston State University provides high-quality education, scholarship, and service to qualified students for the benefit of regional, state, national, and international constituencies. The university is classified as a High Research Activity university and a “Community Engaged” institution by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. SHSU is a community serving over 21,000 students across three campuses in Huntsville, Conroe, and The Woodlands. For more information, visit .

Educational Requirements for the Position

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Film or Media Studies or a related field.

ABD candidates must have completed their terminal degree by the time of appointment.

Experience Required for the Position

Desirable experience qualifications include:
• a record of publications in the area of film and media studies
• a record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level
• a record of excellence in online pedagogy

Other Requirements for the Position

This posting is for Fall 2023.

Special Instructions Summary

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
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    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
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    • SHSU Website
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    • SHSU Recruiter
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'SHSU Employee' please indicate employee's name and department.

    (Open Ended Question)

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Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research & Goals
  5. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Teaching Portfolio

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