Academic Professional NMIX

Mar 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Summary: The Grady College of The University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time Academic Professional, to begin July 2017. The individual hired for this position oversees industry, client, project, and technology operations of the New Media Institute, working with both internal and external audiences to bridge the gap between industry and academia. In addition to these responsibilities, this individual will teach 5 courses each academic year (August-July) in the New Media Institute. More about the NMI The New Media Institute (NMI) 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 Interdisciplinary Certificate Program, students of any major can develop new media expertise. Students are required to complete 17 credit hours to earn the certificate. 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. 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 ( 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, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Screening of applications will begin April 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D in Mass Communication; applicants with an M.A. in Mass Communication or closely aligned field and at least one year relevant professional experience will also be considered. Demonstrated excellence at helping manage a highly diverse, fast-paced and complex academic unit at the university level. Minimum of two years teaching experience at the university level. Large-scale video production and post-production experience. Must be able to teach and manage 2 to 3 courses each semester in addition to administrative duties. Willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.

Preferred Qualifications: At least one year of instructional expertise in areas such as web production, graphic design, user experience design, photography, videography, drone technology, project management, product ideation, and client-relationship management. At least one year of teaching and curriculum development experience at both the undergraduate and graduate level. At least one year of experience with video capturing technologies including quadcopter rotary drones as well as 360 degree camera hardware. FAA-administered UAS remote pilot certification. At least one year of iOS development experience including ideation, production and preparation for AppStore release.


Faculty Rank: Academic Professional

Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track

Employee Percentage: 100%

Location od Vacancy: Athens Area

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