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St. John's UniversityLocation: Jamaica, NY 11439 Document ID: AB435-4JRB Posted on: 2018-05-3005/30/2018 Job Type: Full-time
Assistant Professor of Communication Arts
The Division of Mass Communication invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication Arts commencing September 1, 2018.
The qualified candidate will be able to teach a range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels including media history, theory, and research. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is a plus: digital media, visual communication, media institutions and systems.
St. John's University was founded in 1870 is a Catholic and Vincentian university that prepares students for personal and professional success in today's global society. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and exciting study abroad offerings. Our quality springs from an institutional vision of excellence and service. Students come from nearly 50 states and close to 120 foreign countries to pursue more than 100 associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in the arts, business, education, law, pharmacy, the sciences, and specialized professional programs. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations. St. John's has three residential New York City campuses; an academic center in Hauppauge, NY; international campuses in Rome, Italy, and Paris, France; and study abroad locations in Seville, Spain, and around the world. The University's Division I athletic program offers 17 men's and women's programs in the Big East Conference. For more information visit http://www.stjohns.edu
The College of Professional Studies (CPS) has the largest undergraduate student body within the University and serves close to 4000 students in 28 undergraduate and 4 graduate level programs. For more information visit http://www.stjohns.edu/cps
The Division of Mass Communication offers a wide range of programs of study including Bachelor of Science degrees in Advertising Communication, Communication Arts, Journalism, Public Relations, and Television & Film, and a Master of Science degree in International Communication. Students learn from an outstanding faculty with extensive professional experience.
For more information about our programs, please visit http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/schools-and-colleges/college-professional-studies/mass-communication
Responsibilities: This is a teaching position with an expectation of ongoing research activities. Division faculty members are also expected to participate in academic advisement, student mentoring, and academic assessment; collaborate with a diverse and interdisciplinary faculty and staff; and engage in other activities as required by the Chair and/or Dean.
Qualifications: A PhD is required in Communication or a closely related field (such as International Relations, Sociology, or Anthropology). An interdisciplinary background is preferred. The ideal candidate will exhibit evidence of effective teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, a record of publications, an active scholarship and research agenda, be experienced in the use of contemporary instructional technologies, and experienced in course and program development. The candidate must be knowledgeable about the rapidly advancing technologies and developments in the field of communication and be able to incorporate them in the curriculum.
Candidates are expected to maintain a 12 credit teaching load per semester with opportunities for research reductions. An active program of research and/or creative projects is expected for tenure. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting our recruiting efforts and student organizations. Demonstrated strategic use of social and digital media is expected.
To Apply: Submit your letter of interest and CV online. Three letters of reference will be requested further along in the recruiting process. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education. St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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