Assistant Professor of Media Studies

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Sep 25, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Communication Studies Department of Augustana University (SD) invites applications for a position of Assistant Professor of Media Studies, with emphasis in social media, beginning in the fall of 2018. This is a nine-month, full-time, tenure track appointment, with summer teaching possible. The primary emphasis is for this faculty member to provide theoretical sequencing and depth in the field of social/digital media. The candidate will be integral in maintaining and enhancing our new Media Studies (emphasis in social/digital media) program (begun in Spring 2016) that is centered in the Communication Studies department. The candidate will teach a balance of courses in traditional mass communication areas such as media and society and mass media effects, courses in social media and courses in areas of expertise.

The successful candidate will focus on how social media/digital technologies are affecting the collection, production, and dissemination of information and how these emerging technologies are affecting society. Augustana is looking for someone who integrates theoretical scholarship and practical application in social/digital media communication strategies. The candidate should be able to teach courses in our Communication Studies curriculum and in Augustana’s General Education program.

Required Qualifications: PhD in communication, mass communication or related field; ABD considered; evidence of effective university teaching; evidence of potential in the area of scholarship.

Application Procedure: Candidates should electronically submit a letter of application, including teaching philosophy and goals for professional development, copies of transcripts, curriculum vitae, a completed Augustana University employment application (located at and three letters of reference to: Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. All applications will be acknowledged by email. Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Michael Nitz, chair of Communication Studies Department,

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​Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment.​