Assistant or Associate Professor of Media Studies - College of Arts and Sciences

Job description

  • 22-Sep-2020 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Fort Valley, GA, USA
  • Contract
  • Email Me Similar JobsEmail Me This Job

    FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (FVSU), a state and land-grant institution of the University System of Georgia, invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Media Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences Visual and Performing Arts/Media Studies.

    FVSU, the only 1890 land-grant university in Georgia, is a comprehensive institution that provides an education to over 2,800 students including graduate students. The university is located in the town of Fort Valley in Peach County, the original site of the state's peach industry. Its 1,365-acre (5.52 km2) campus is Georgia's second-largest public university in area.

    The Department of Visual/Performing Arts and Media Studies offers a broad-based liberal arts curriculum that balances theory, research, professional practice and critical inquiry, and prepares students to become innovative, professional, and ethical communicators ready to thrive in a rapidly evolving field and industry. The department offers programs in multimedia journalism, television and radio, communication, and the performing arts. The department is dedicated to excellence in the production and diffusion of knowledge and the critical practice of media and the performing arts. It aims to develop civically engaged and informed citizens capable of reflecting on local and global issues. It strives to graduate ethical scholars, artists, and professionals in the various communication fields and specialties. Information about the department can be found at yetcwrruaaadfcyu


    The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and Media Studies is interested in applicants ability to balance theory, research, critical inquiry and journalistic production with strong emphasis on new forms of multimedia, data journalism and digital innovation, teach various undergraduate courses, and contribute to developing curricula and programs in the department.


      Teach courses on campus and online in multimedia journalism;Aid in the recruitment and retention of students;Actively engage in scholarly production focused on traditional and new media;Exhibit a strong commitment to scholarship, research and strengthening the programs in the department;Advise and mentor students and support student production projects and activities;Develop needed and appropriate coursework;Serve on departmental, college and university level committees;Participate in community service and outreach programs of the institution;Work collaboratively with colleagues and other programs, departments and/or colleges; andOther duties as assigned.


      Doctorate in journalism or media studies or related area with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in discipline.Demonstrated ability to teach, advise and mentor.Demonstrated ability to foster relationships with students and colleagues.Experience teaching in a traditional classroom setting.Evidence of professional journalistic output and practical experience, particularly in new forms of multimedia, and data journalism and digital innovation.Evidence of a strong research agenda.Personal suitability and motivation for the Excellent written and verbal communication

      18(+) earned credit hours in Journalism or Media Studies.Ability to produce professional journalistic content, using the latest news forms and technologies.Mastery of various quantitative or qualitative research methods, or both.Ability to teach data journalism, multimedia journalism, data visualization, media analytics, new media business models, media law and ethics, media literacy and other specialized research areas.Knowledge of new digital and data methodologies and approaches both in research and news production.

    Application Process:

    This position starts January 1, 2021. For full consideration, all required documents must be submitted. The reviewing and interviewing of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    The application packet must include the following:

      A letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications of the position;Current curriculum vitae;At least five references with full contact information including emails. (References will not be contacted without consent from applicants); Additional information will be requested upon receipt of application.
    If you have questions regarding this position, please contact FVSU's Office of Human Resources at [email protected] or (478)825-6301.

    Fort Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate against applicants, students or employees on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or marital or veteran status.

    Fort Valley State University




    Diversity Profile: University



    View more

    Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

    Arrow pointing right
    Job No:
    Posted: 9/23/2020
    Application Due: 6/5/2021
    Work Type: Full Time