Lehigh University, Journalism & Communication

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Position ID:Lehigh-Journalism-VISCOM [#13978]
Position Title: Visual Communication, Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map]
Subject Area: Journalism / Communications
Appl Deadline:2019/09/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/07/02, finished 2019/12/16)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Department of Journalism & Communication invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position dedicated to research and teaching in Visual Communication.

In our time, the power of visual images to inform and misinform, educate and deceive, persuade and deter, is central to understanding social and political life. Scholarship and teaching that investigates, analyzes and critiques the power of visual communication is fundamental to the study and teaching of journalism and communication today.

The candidate will teach two courses per semester, advise students, participate in departmental and program service, and conduct an active research program. Coursework will include an introductory skills class in Visual Communication, which includes instruction in design, photography and videography, as well as advanced classes, which take up issues of visual representation and journalism. The candidate must have relevant professional experience. Ph.D. is required by appointment start date.

The Department of Journalism & Communication has offered a small undergraduate program of superior quality since 1927. Alumni are in the top ranks of American journalism. It has eight full-time faculty. With major and minor programs in journalism, science and environmental writing, and mass communication, the department enrolls about 100 majors and minors. More information can be found at: http://www.lehigh.edu/journalism.

Lehigh University is a research university and ranks in the top 75 among national universities in U.S. News & World Report ratings and is in the most competitive category in both Peterson’s Guide and Barron’s Profile of American Colleges. Lehigh is located on a scenic, 1,600-acre campus in historic Bethlehem in a region of eastern Pennsylvania known as the Lehigh Valley. It is about 90 minutes from New York and Philadelphia. The Lehigh Valley is an attractive place to live and work with reasonable cost of living, easy commuting, good schools, and abundant cultural activities.

Applicants should apply at this Academic Jobs Online site.

Required materials are cover letter, vita, statements on research and teaching, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin September 30 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Kathy Olson, Associate Chair, Journalism & Communication: kko2@lehigh.edu

The College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. Please see Lehigh Work/Life Balance for Faculty: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/work_life_balance.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Department of Journalism and Communication
33 Coppee Drive
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA 18015

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