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Academic Professional Associate

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 8, 2023

Position Summary

The Grady College of The University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time 9-month Academic Professional Associate, to begin August 2024.

The individual hired for this position oversees operations related to the Emerging Media Masters. In addition to these responsibilities, this individual will teach courses in the New Media Institute.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. If you have questions about the position, please contact Megan Ward, Administrative Director of the New Media Institute, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602; email, (706) 542-0893.

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Academic Professional Associate


Grady-New Media Institute

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

More about the New Media Institute
The New Media Institute ( ) is an interdisciplinary unit of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, dedicated to the exploration of the creative, commercial, and critical dimensions of innovative digital media technology. Through the NMI’s New Media Certificate Program, students of any major can develop new media expertise. Certificate courses are hands on and highly interactive, providing students a foundation of skills and knowledge that prepare them to respond to changes in technology throughout their careers. The NMI is located on the fourth floor of the Journalism Building with a great view of UGA’s historic North Campus.

More about the Grady College and the University of Georgia
Learn more about the Grady College at . Georgia is well known for its quality of life both outdoors and urban activities ( ). The University of Georgia ( ) is a land/sea grant institution located in Athens 70 miles northeast of Atlanta ( ). Athens is consistently named one of the best college towns in the United States and is known for its many recreational and cultural opportunities, its music scene and college athletics ( ).

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Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible


Advertised Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Job Closing Date

Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Academic Professional AC


Faculty Rank

Academic Professional Associate

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

MFA or Ph.D. in Mass Communication, Digital Media, or other closely aligned field

Additional Requirements

Experience and Competencies Required
  • Teaching background on the university-level in courses related to emerging media theory, trends, and technologies. Teaching and curriculum development background at both the undergraduate and graduate level is required, as is online teaching background.
  • Teaching and curriculum development background in digital media storytelling, user experience strategy, customer experience design, brand development and communication, digital product ideation, and web development including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and WordPress.
  • Demonstrated excellence at managing a fast-paced, high demand graduate program with both residential and online offerings. Background with 4+1 programs and an understanding of graduate course scheduling, student advising, and student enrollment practices. Successful record of student recruitment efforts.
  • Previous leadership background supervising remote or part-time faculty.
  • Background leading industry engagement efforts both on and off campus.
  • Minimum 5 years of applicable experience.
  • Willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed is required.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

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Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



The individual hired for this position oversees operations related to the Emerging Media Masters. In addition to these responsibilities, this individual will teach courses in the New Media Institute.

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