Assistant Professor of Mass Communication

Employer
UNT Dallas
Location
Dallas, TX
Posted
Dec 05, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Requisition Number FAC - 201000000292
Job Title Assistant Professor of Mass Communication
Job Description
The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for a full-time generalist position in Mass Communication, beginning Fall 2019. This tenure track position is being offered at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to achieve excellence in teaching and to help lead development of the UNT Dallas Communication and Technology Department, which offers the B.A. degree, with tracks in digital production, strategic communication, communication studies, and sports communication. This new faculty member will provide leadership in developing curricula, service and experiential learning opportunities, academic and community partnerships, and internships in nonprofit, media, and for-profit sectors throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. The successful candidate will be expected to help develop the Communication and Technology major as a premier, highly visible program at UNT Dallas.

We are particularly interested in student-centric, innovative, and energetic candidates who can help lead the development of UNTD's Communication and Technology Department through program development, student recruitment, and community outreach. We seek an experienced academic leader who can contribute to the Communication and Technology program by teaching a range of courses in mass communication, as well as other communication areas. This new faculty member will also be responsible for developing online courses; a student communication club; and collaborative relationships with area mass communication organizations and agencies, broadcasters, community colleges, high schools, radio stations, and other communication entities. Professional experience in the communication field would be a plus.

UNT Dallas offers faculty the unique opportunity to help shape the character of a 21st century, learner-focused, urban comprehensive university. The Communication and Technology program currently includes a Speaking Center and online student radio station. The university will complete a new academic building in April 2019, which will feature a 6,000 square-foot media production suite and second radio station. It is our goal to build a state-of-the-art Communication and Technology Department in one of the country's premier media markets, providing training, networking, and direct access to jobs for our graduates.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Expectations for tenure track faculty at UNTD include excellent teaching, research, and service, resulting in contributions equivalent to a four-course load each semester. This workload expectation can be fulfilled through a combination of teaching, high quality research and scholarship, service, and program development. Faculty are also expected to participate in such service activities as curriculum development, online course development, student recruiting and advising, program assessment, project development, program leadership, coordinating service learning, and committee leadership.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in mass communication, strategic communication, digital production, or other closely related field; or MFA in media production, visual communication, graphic design, or other closely related field
  • Evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching a range of mass communication courses, such as Introduction to Mass Communication, Computer Graphics, Creative Concepts, Strategic Communication Campaigns, Visual Communication, Public Relations Case Studies, Sports Broadcasting, and Crisis Communication
  • Experience or demonstrated potential for developing collaborative community partnerships
  • Experience or demonstrated potential in building, maintaining, and supervising a broad-based student internship program
  • Evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in scholarship
  • Evidence or demonstrated potential for leadership in academic program development
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skill

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in online teaching and developing and implementing service learning and experiential learning programs
  • Experience in building and supervising student organizations
  • Experience in professional communication, such as public relations, advertising, media production, sports communication, journalism, or health communication
  • Academic experience working on a university campus with a culturally diverse population

Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
Work requires some muscular exertion and/or physical strain such as standing for long periods of time, recurring bending, or recurring lifting of items weighing up to 25 pounds.

Driving University Vehicle? No
Work Schedule

As required to meet the academic schedule.


Substitution of Experience/Education No
Start Date
Ending Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Submit CV; letter of application outlining the applicant's interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; contact information for three professional references; and unofficial graduate transcripts to http://unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com/. Statements of teaching interests and teaching philosophy may also be requested. Skype interviews of semi-finalists may be conducted. Finalists will be required to present a research presentation and teaching demonstration.

For additional information visit http://untdallas.peopleadmin.com or contact Ms. Michelle Baptiste at [email protected], or by calling 972-338-1501. Questions can also be directed to Sara Holmes, Program Coordinator for Languages and Communication, who can address questions related specifically to the Communication and Technology Department. She can be reached at [email protected]

For best consideration, applications should be received by February 15, 2018.
Position will remain open until filled.
Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

University of North Texas at Dallas is an AA/ADA/EOE


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  3. * Do you have a Ph.D. in mass communication, strategic communication, digital production, or other closely related field; or MFA in media production, visual communication, graphic design, or other closely related field?
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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. References
  4. Graduate transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Veteran Preference (DD-214)

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