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Faculty Professor Communications

St. Thomas University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 3, 2023

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**This is an on-site position. Remote workers will NOT be considered.**


You will be joining St. Thomas University (STU) at an exciting moment! Under the dynamic leadership of President David A. Armstrong, J.D., STU has had four consecutive years of record enrollment and we’ve set fundraising records too. Our campus footprint is also growing. In the past two years alone, we’ve opened the state-of-the-art Gus Machado College of Business, a new weight room for our student athletes, as well as a turf athletic field, residence hall, and a student center. And, we are going to keep growing…more students, more programs, more facilities!

As we mark our 60th Anniversary, we are setting our sights on the future while also honoring our Cuban heritage and celebrating our Catholic Identity. Come be a part of our diverse community! We are seeking energetic innovators who will help us chart the course for the University’s sixth decade of impact! Let’s work together to attract, serve, and inspire a diverse group of students who will leave STU prepared to be ethical leaders and change agents in our global community.

Located in sunny Miami, Florida, St. Thomas University is a private, non-profit university that offers 39 undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degrees at its picturesque 144-acre campus and through distance learning. Its academic offerings include one of the oldest (and most highly ranked) undergraduate programs in Sports Administration in the country. STU has been ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report in Social Mobility for regional universities in the South, which means it takes students from the lowest financial strata and catapults them to much higher financial strata in only ten years. St. Thomas University is the only Catholic Archdiocesan-sponsored university in Florida, and one of the only eight Archdiocesan universities nationwide.


Responsibilities: This faculty member will be expected to teach courses across the Communications & Media Studies Department. The department is currently seeking a nine-month continuing track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to begin in Fall 2022 or spring 2023. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for teaching courses within the department. Typical courses include Introduction to Graphic Design, Social Media, Video Games Analysis, Introduction to Film, Art & Analysis, Photography, etc.

In addition to teaching duties, the faculty member will be expected to contribute to curriculum development, student advising, university service and to pursue scholarly research. Communication is one of six departments in Biscayne College, which features a diverse, international faculty of scholars. We welcome applicants capable of contributing to the department’s global and broad orientation toward communications studies. This is in-person position with an anticipated start date of Fall 2022.

Essential Functions: Teach classes in the Communications & Media Studies department. Participate in student advising. Contribute to program and curricular development. Contribute to department and university service.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements: A Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) in Communication or closely related field is required. Knowledge of contemporary practices and theories of communications and media.

Applications Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Background Screening: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

Benefits: A comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees that include health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, tuition assistance, paid time off and work/life balance initiatives.

Tuition Benefit

After 1 year of continuous full-time service, employees are eligible to enroll in STU’s bachelor and master courses, tuition-free. The program will cover a maximum timeframe of 125% of credit hours attempted toward the degree program. Employees may enroll in STU’s doctoral program, with a 40% tuition discount, under the same conditions.

Catholic Identity

St. Thomas University is a catholic university sponsored by the Archdiocese of Miami committed to academic and professional success guided by its catholic identity. All employees are therefore expected to respect the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and support the University’s religious mission. All employees hereby acknowledge their familiarity and support of the religious affiliation, mission, and values of St. Thomas University.

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. Thomas University is an equal opportunity employer that promotes a diverse and inclusive organization. It is the policy of the University to fill each vacancy with the candidate who represents the best fit for the position and to promote and transfer employees from within whenever possible and practical. Employment decisions are made on the basis of the candidate’s personal capabilities, qualifications, and ability to assist the University in fulfilling its mission without discrimination. With regard to the latter, the University’s program of recruiting employees for mission aims to inform prospective employers of the University’s mission and to help them and hiring personnel determine how they will sup[port and contribute to the University’s mission.


St. Thomas University is an E-Verify® Employer. E-Verify® is an Internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to determine that eligibility of that employee to work in the United States. STU will utilize E-Verify® to verify employment eligibility for all newly hired employees.

Job Type: Full-Time

Pay: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year


· 401(k)

· 401 (k) matching

· Dental insurance

· Employee assistance program

· Employee discount

· Flexible spending account

· Health insurance

· Life insurance

· Paid time off

· Parental leave

· Retirement plan

· Tuition reimbursement

· Vision insurance


· Monday to Friday

· Weekend availability

Additional Requirements:

The final candidate is to successfully complete a background screening and reference check process.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Miami Gardens, FL 33054: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Please provide contact information for three (3) professional references.


  • Doctorate (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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