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Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor - Media, Film and Journalism Studies

University of Denver
Colorado, Denver, USA

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies (MFJS) in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Denver offers students a robust understanding of the role of the media in contemporary society. With its emphasis on developing strong communication skills across various platforms and its grounding in the critical evaluation of media practices, the departments offerings prepare students for the pursuit of excellence in the constantly evolving media, film, strategic communication, and journalism professions. The Department offers undergraduates degrees in film studies and production, journalism studies, media studies, and strategic communication (public relations). At the graduate level, the Department offers a Master of Arts in media and public communication (strategic communication or media and globalization emphasis) and a Master of Arts in international and intercultural communication.

Position Summary

The Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies invites applications for two non-tenure track, one-year Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor positions for the 2022-2023 academic year beginning Fall 2022. Eligible candidates will have received a Ph.D. or M.F.A. or a M.A. and significant professional experience. The candidate will teach in person sections of the departments two introductory courses (Introduction to Film Criticism and Introduction to Media and Culture) and/or journalism/ strategic communication/film studies courses, including production courses such as Advanced Newswriting/Multimedia Journalism/Producing Video for Social Media and Advocacy/Filmmaking for Clients/Longform Journalism/ Strategic Messaging/Strategic Planning/Introduction to Filmmaking courses and/or other courses to be determined after hiring based on the skillset and aptitude of the hire. The successful candidate will teach eight face-to-face in person courses over three quarters during the 2022-2023 academic year. This position could be extended for an additional year.

Essential Functions

  • Teach eight in person courses, which will include a combination of courses.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student and community populations.
  • Required Qualifications

    • Ph.D. in Communication or related field, M.F.A. or MA with significant professional experience.
    • Ability to teach 8 courses over 3 quarters each year.
    • Must have training in and demonstrated capacity for teaching the departments introductory courses.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Prior experience teaching in a media studies/mass communication/film studies department.
    • Prior experience/ability to teach video production courses.
    • Demonstrated expertise in intersectional approaches to media and society.

    Work Schedule
    AY22-23; exact schedule to be determined with department chair.

    Application Deadline
    For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) August 9, 2022. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

    Special Instructions
    Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Salary Grade Number:
    The salary grade for the position is UC.

    Salary Range:
    The salary rate for this position is $50,000.

    The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

    The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

    Please include the following documents with your application:
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Letter of Interest that describes teaching interests and other qualifications
    3. Teaching Philosophy
    4. Sample Syllabi
    5. Diversity statement
    6. Names and contact information for three references

    The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

    All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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