Assistant Professor, Transmedia Storytelling and Production

Montclair, NJ
Sep 06, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Montclair State is New Jersey's second largest university. It offers the advantages of a large university - a broad undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a wide variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body - combined with a small college's attention to students.

Posting Date September 5, 2017

Position Title Assistant Professor, Transmedia Storytelling and Production

Vacancy # V-F8

Department School of Communication and Media

Division Academic Affairs

Job Description

The School of Communication and Media (SCM) at Montclair State University invites applications for a tenure track position as an assistant professor in Transmedia Storytelling and Production. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead in teaching and creative efforts for the School's innovative Transmedia initiative in which students across communication and media disciplines converge to create works using a wide range of tools and platforms. The successful candidate for this position will have experience in storytelling and production across this range (and display an eagerness to evolve with emerging technologies), fulfilling a key strategic initiative of the School. The candidate should have a strong interest in one or more related areas: digital technology and culture, mobile and emerging technologies, user experience, digital literacy, visual communication, cultural/critical studies of social media, and game studies; and be able to bring practical and theoretical expertise to undergraduate and graduate courses. The School seeks a faculty member who will strengthen the digital competencies of our students and work collaboratively with a diverse faculty body to enrich the curriculum.

Candidates are expected to maintain an active scholarly and/or creative program leading to high-quality, visible, peer-reviewed work. Strong candidates may also have relevant experience in forging relationships with external organizations and industry partners. The faculty member will also have the opportunity to engage fully with service opportunities at the School, University, and professional levels. This may include advising students on their academic programs and career development, interviewing applicants for potential admission to programs, and supervising student internships. In addition, the faculty member will collaborate with students, faculty, and staff on a variety of production projects.

The School of Communication and Media has just moved into its new 105,000 square foot building, complete with state-of-the art production, teaching, and research facilities, and it is poised for remarkable success and growth. The School has over 800 majors in undergraduate tracks that include public relations, communication studies, communication and media arts, filmmaking, journalism, and television and digital media. The School also offers an M.A. degree in Public & Organizational Relations. Faculty work closely with students to provide guidance for organized academic, project-based, and entrepreneurial activities through the School's PRSSA Chapter, its Lambda Pi Eta Chapter, the Montclarion newspaper, its radio station (WMSC-FM),, the Dumont Television Center, and a thriving Internship program that connects students to a vast network of placements, including the outstanding opportunities throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area.

Qualifications & Requirements

A Ph.D. or MFA in communication or media (or a related discipline) is required. All degree requirements must be completed by August 1, 2018. Successful teaching at the college level, an active and promising research/creative agenda, commitment to meaningful service, and ability to work collaboratively. A combination of academic and applied experience that can transfer successfully into contemporary academic programs that will prepare students to work at the frontiers of a rapidly changing field.

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.

Anticipated Start Date Open until position is filled.

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Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, statement of teaching philosophy and teaching portfolio, statement of research/project agenda, vitae, three letters of recommendation, and an unofficial transcript to:

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Building on a distinguished 105-year history, Montclair State University is proud to be a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. The university's six colleges and schools serve more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 250-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City, Montclair State combines the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a dynamic, sophisticated, and diverse academic environment.

EEO/AA Statement:

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at



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