Assistant Professor/Professional Lecturer in Multimedia Storytelling

Marist College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Media Studies, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Speech & Rhetoric
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title:

Assistant Professor/Professional Lecturer in Multimedia Storytelling


School of Communication & the Arts

Job Summary:

The School of Communication and the Arts at Marist College invites applications for an Assistant Professor (full-time tenure track) or Professional Lecturer (full-time non-tenure track, or term faculty) to teach undergraduate courses in multimedia storytelling. The successful applicant will join a Communication Department and a school characterized by a strong sense of collaboration and community in which students are the central focus and faculty are both accessible and approachable.

This position is part of a cluster hiring initiative in Digital Innovation in the School of Communication and the Arts, in conjunction with Fashion Design and Multimedia Storytelling, and a college-wide hiring initiative with the goal of creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Qualified tenure track candidates will hold either a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in Communication or related fields
  • Qualified term candidates will hold an M.A. plus 5 years of national media market experience, or a B.A./B.S. plus 10 years of national media market experience.
  • Ability to teach effectively.
Essential Functions:
  • Teach current and future multimedia courses in TV studio, field production, broadcast writing, short- and long-form documentary, and/or social media. Teaching expectations may include courses in journalism and sport communication, such as courses in Photojournalism, Journalism Skills, Broadcast Newswriting, Producing the Newscast, Storytelling Across Media, and/or Sports Broadcasting.
  • Conduct research and/or creative work in the candidate’s area of expertise, if tenure track
  • Engage in academic advising, assessment, and service to the institution and to the candidate’s academic discipline/profession.
  • Supervise student groups
  • Participate in pre-college curriculum, collaborate in our centers of excellence, and teach in our Masters programs if relevant to the field of specialization.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • For tenure-track candidates, two or more years’ experience in large or national media markets
  • Three or more years of teaching at the collegiate level with evidence of effective teaching
Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, Teaching Philosophy, Diversity and Inclusion Statement, and a Digital Storytelling Portfolio. Advancing candidates will be asked to provided evidence of teaching effectiveness in the form of sample syllabi and assignments.

About the Department and School:

The mission of the Marist College Communication program is to provide a high-quality professional education with a strong liberal arts foundation that will prepare students for careers in the ever-changing mass communication industry. The program is designed to encourage creativity, foster critical and analytical thinking and model practical, real-world experience in order to develop ethical communication innovators that courageously shape our world. The Communication Program features a comprehensive curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Students may choose from 5 concentrations — Advertising, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations and Sports Communication.

The Communication Department is housed in Marist’s School of Communication and the Arts, which prepares students for careers in communication, media, fashion & art practices, building valuable skills that complement a foundation in a liberal arts education. With nationally ranked programs and Centers of Excellence in Sports Communication and Social Media, we foster an inclusive and engaged community of industry experts and research faculty dedicated to student success. We aim to inspire students to become empathetic and ethically responsible professionals with an understanding of the values of community engagement, sustainability, and social responsibility. Marist’s location in the Hudson Valley offers a traditional college experience that is only a train ride away from the rich cultural and professional opportunities New York City has to offer, while our global campus in Florence, Italy gives students the opportunity to expand their world.

We have innovative, undergraduate academic programs in Art and Digital Media, Communication, Fashion, Film and Television, Games and Emerging Media, and Music as well as graduate programs and dual degree programs in Integrated Marketing Communication (online), and Museum Studies (Florence).

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Additionally, our graduates go on to great success; 97% over the last five years are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (2nd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #3 in the nation by the U.S. State Department and includes unique first-year programs in Florence and Dublin. At Marist, approximately 50% of graduates study abroad during their undergraduate experience. Its 30-year Joint Study partnership with IBM has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. Marist’s academic centers of excellence include the nationally-known Marist Poll, Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership, Hudson River Valley Institute, Center for Sports Communication, and Institute for Data Center Professionals. The College also hosts the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library’s digital archives, making it one of only six colleges or universities in the nation affiliated with a presidential library.

About the Hudson Valley Region:

The Hudson River Valley is known for its rich landscapes, sustainable-foods, diverse culture, and has a wide variety of vibrant cities and historic towns. Follow your sense of adventure, find great food around every corner, engage with a proud community, and be a part of history right at Marist in the heart of the Hudson River Valley. Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities are among the most diverse in the state with easy access to New York City by way of Amtrak or Metro-North train service. For more information about the Hudson Valley region and its major cultural and recreational attractions, visit the link below to learn more: .

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Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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