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Assistant/Associate Professor in Communication, Media & Culture

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Position: Assistant or Associate Professor

Faculty Unit: Art and Letters; Program: Communication, Media, and Culture

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2022

Job Type: Full-time

Job Category: Faculty

Status: Open


· A doctorate in Mass Communication or related field is required; background in Cultural Studies highly desirable and professional expertise in media a plus.

· We seek candidates that support our mission ( and who are committed to strengthening our students both spiritually and intellectually.

· The individual should be completely committed to helping prepare students to serve in their families, communities, and the Church throughout the world, with a particular emphasis on Oceania and the Asian Rim region. Brigham Young University–Hawaii gives preference to women and men whose background and/or experiences mirror the many cultures and geographic regions reflected by the student body.

· As an educational institution affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU-Hawaii prefers to hire qualified members of the Church in good standing as authorized under Title 41 CFS § 60-1.5 (a)(6).

·To be eligible for employment, applicants who are members of the Church must hold and be worthy to hold a current temple recommend and receive a clearance from the Church’s Ecclesiastical Clearance Office.


· Base teaching requirement is 24 (and optionally up to 30) semester credit hours per year over three semesters in some (but not all) of the following subject areas/courses:

Introduction to Mass Communication, Communication Theory, Senior Seminar, Global Communication, Media Law and Ethics, Popular Culture, Media Writing, Multimedia Platforms/Productions, and courses based on the candidate's field of experience and expertise.

· Scholarship, creative endeavor, ongoing professional development, and university service are required.

· BYU-Hawaii’s primary focus is undergraduate learning and teaching. The individual should be fully committed to student learning (


· Rank and salary dependent on qualifications and experience.

· A limited relocation expense package is provided.

· Annually renewable contract eligible for Continuing Faculty Status (BYU-H equivalent of “tenure-track”)

· Standard BYU-Hawaii benefits package for regular full-time employees.

Procedures: Please complete and submit the following application materials using our online portal.

*Incomplete applications will not be considered.

1. Official BYU-Hawaii online application via BYU-H’s HR portal (or link to application).

2. A letter of application and current curriculum vitae.

3. The “Fit Statement” (separate from the application letter): Response to the following question as a separate statement “Why do you consider yourself to be a good fit for BYU-Hawaii?”

4. Three letters of recommendation written specifically for this position. Letter writers must include their names, addresses, and telephone numbers and send their letters via our online portal when prompted. Their contact information will be entered by you (if you are internal applicant) when you submit the online application. External applicants will receive further instructions via email after submission of application.

5. Official transcript from the institution where last degree was received; electronic or scanned copies (as long as the Registrar’s seal is evident) should be included with other application documents.

6. Optional - A link to a 10-minute (minimum) teaching video posted online.

Starting Date: Fall Semester, 2023

Contact: Office of Associate Academic Vice President –Faculty

BYU-H #1947

55-220 Kulanui Street

Laie, HI 96762


* More information may be requested as you progress through the recruiting process.


Working at Brigham Young University Hawaii

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY–HAWAII is the preeminent international center of learning in the Pacific. Its small campus is a unique laboratory of intercultural leadership development, where a diverse population of 2,500 students representing over 70 countries live, study, and work together. Small classes taught by expert faculty empower students to master challenging and relevant curriculum, while affordable tuition, financial aid, and online study options make this valuable education more accessible than ever.

Operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a total BYU–Hawaii education involves not only intellectual learning and career preparation, but also moral, ethical, and spiritual enrichment. All the while, students enjoy living and learning in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Graduates go forth to serve, prepared to promote peace and prosperity as leaders worldwide.

The spirit of Aloha is what BYU–Hawaii employees wear when performing their duties. "Aloha" means mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return. "Aloha" is the essence of relationships in which each person is important.

BYU–Hawaii employees find fulfillment as they take part in the mission of Brigham Young University Hawaii: "to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life and in their efforts to influence the establishment of peace internationally."

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(808) 675-3446
55-220 Kulanui Street
BYUH #1947

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