Assistant Professor of Mass Communication

Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Posted
Mar 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Atlanta Metropolitan State College, a four-year degree-granting institution of the University System of Georgia, is accepting applications and nominations for a full-time Assistant Professor of Mass Communication. Atlanta Metropolitan State College currently serves nearly 3000 commuting students at its main campus which is located 10 minutes south of downtown Atlanta and 15 minutes north of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The Division of Humanities and Fine Arts offers the Associate of Arts Degree in English, Music, Speech, Art, Mass Communications, General Studies and Foreign Language (Spanish and/or French), and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media and Entertainment Design. 

This is a ten-month faculty position which reports to the Dean of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts. Teaching assignments typically include Introduction to Mass Communication, Writing & Reporting, Mass Communication Workshop, Film Appreciation, Introduction to Film, Feature Writing, etc. The position requires the candidate to have a network of professional contacts that could benefit students seeking internships and new graduates who are launching their careers. Evidence of excellence in teaching is critical in this position. In addition, faculty responsibilities include organizing and delivering classroom lectures to students, evaluating a students' class work and assignments, preparing classroom and coursework material, homework assignments and handouts, recording and maintaining accurate student attendance records and grades, classroom management, and creating a vibrant teaching atmosphere. The individual hired will start in the Fall 2017.  

A Master's Degree, with preference going to applicants with a Ph.D. in Mass Communication, Media Arts, Radio/Television/Film or other similar degree programs from a regionally accredited institution with an emphasis on audio and video production. The candidate must have a strong interest in instructional practice, and have teaching experience in collegiate and/or adult settings. The successful candidate should possess the ability and desire to provide quality instruction to students with diverse backgrounds while effectively collaborating and cooperating with other members of the faculty, staff, and administration. Applicants must have experience teaching online courses and using online class management software, preferably Desire 2 Learn or Brightspace. A successful candidate must be willing to follow a standardized mass communication curriculum and participate in departmental meetings and represent on other committees as assigned.  

Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated employment date is August 2017. Interested persons should submit electronically (1) application for employment; (2) a letter of interest/application; (3) a discussion of the applicant's philosophy of education and teaching,; (4) a detailed curriculum vita/resume; (5) the name, titles, current addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional/work related references including at least one reference from the applicant's current or most recent employer, and (6) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Candidates selected for interview will be required to provide official copies of all college transcripts. A criminal background check is required. To apply to this position, visit www.atlm.edu.