Assistant Professor of Communications, Social Media Production

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Assistant Professor of Communications, Social Media Production

About Susquehanna:
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary:
The Department of Communications at Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communications, Social Media Production to join seven colleagues in a broad-based, flourishing undergraduate Communications program.

Duties include teaching existing courses in video and online production, with the potential to develop new curricular areas in communications as they emerge; serving as an academic advisor to students; ongoing scholarly and/or creative productivity; and departmental and institutional service.

Standard teaching load is three courses per semester. The department strongly values student mentoring and active learning, and the successful candidate will demonstrate strong evidence for the potential to provide excellence in undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentoring.

Service expectations include participation in departmental activities, student recruiting and retention, and membership on University committees. The successful candidate will also maintain an active scholarly agenda.

Required Qualifications:
ABD or MFA in a related field (where the MFA is the terminal degree) is required.

Demonstrated success or evidence of potential to excel in teaching and advising undergraduates and scholarship is required.

Ability to teach social media practices and strategies, online content management systems, video fundamentals and editing, MS Office, and Adobe Creative Suite is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in a Communications discipline is preferred.

Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Please submit application letter; curriculum vitae; statement on how you will contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, including your knowledge of and experience with inclusive pedagogical practices in classroom teaching, advising, and mentoring; and current reference letters online at Any inquiries should be sent to the Department Head, Craig Stark, at [email protected] Review of applications will begin on December 4, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Duties begin in August, 2021.

Benefits Eligible: Yes
Number of Months: 9 months
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Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
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Open Until Filled: Yes
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Posting Number: F00114

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Posted: 10/26/2020
Application Due: 3/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time