Assistant Professor of Film, Video and Media Studies - Digital Publishing

Aug 29, 2017
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Assistant Professor of Film, Video and Media Studies - Digital Publishing, Dept. of Communication Studies

Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Department Summary:
The Department of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University offers students a liberal-arts approach to understanding how human beings come together to make meaning and how best to create and analyze effective aural, written, and visual communication.

Bridgewater State University is a four-year comprehensive university in southeastern Massachusetts, serving more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students via opportunities for close student/faculty interaction and a commitment to social justice. Two-thirds of our students are first-generation college students, students of color, and/or Pell Grant recipients.

BSU is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. BSU is primarily a teaching institution with ample opportunity for research (especially in collaboration with students).

Essential Duties:
The Department of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Digital Publishing. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate courses in a diverse interdisciplinary Communication and Media program that emphasizes convergent technology skills used in digital storytelling.
In addition to teaching, the appointee will also be expected to engage in research, curriculum development, the advising and mentoring of students and service to the university and its community.

We seek candidates whose teaching focuses on the application of digital media practices, particularly news and/or non-fiction writing.

The position requires teaching Introduction to Journalism and Multimedia Storytelling classes along with other digital media classes and courses in the successful candidate’s area of specialization. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and possess a well-developed Communication-or Media-related scholarly and/or creative agenda.

Required Qualifications:
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Communication, Media Studies, or a closely related field by September 1, 2018.

Candidates must engage in research and service, and advise and mentor undergraduate students.

Preferred Qualifications:
A specialization in sports communication, visual communication, and/or coding is a plus.

The Department of Communication Studies welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups as well as others who can contribute to the university’s teaching and social justice missions, and international focus.

Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Posting Number: F00138P
Open Date: 08/25/2017
Close Date: 10/31/2017
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

To apply, visit

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.