West Chester University of PA, Department of Communication and Media

Position ID:West Chester University of PA-Department of Communication and Media-ASTPROF [#14247]
Position Title: Assistant Professor for COM/Media Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383, United States
Subject Area: Media Studies
Appl Deadline: (posted 2019/08/14, listed until 2020/02/14)
Position Description:    

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Communication and Media invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in August 2020. Primary teaching responsibilities for this position include: 1) courses in the Media and Culture major core including MDC 251 Media Technologies and MDC 253 Media Literacy 2) upper-level courses in media production

Minimum Qualifications: Successful candidates must: (1) Demonstrate an ability to develop and teach the Media & Culture core particularly Media Technologies (MDC251) as well as in the emphasis area of media production. Ability to teach in the other areas of Strategic Communication and Media & Culture is a plus; (2) Articulate a scholarly agenda that complements department needs; (3) Exhibit the potential to meet Department, College, and University requirements for tenure & promotion; and (4) Possess a Ph.D. in media or a related field. Please note that candidates who hold an MFA and have a minimum of three years professional experience or are ABD and will complete a terminal degree by December 2020 will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications: (1) Professional experience in the field; (2) Advanced technological skills, especially in using production equipment and software; (3) Experience with audience data analytics; (4) The ability to also teach courses in strategic communication on an as-needed basis is a plus.

The Department of Communication and Media values faculty who combine excellent teaching with active scholarship and a commitment to service. Academic advising also is an important part of faculty professional expectations. We seek teacher-scholars who are committed to student interaction and who will contribute to our valued collegial atmosphere. Finalists must successfully complete a teaching demonstration that integrates the finalist’s original research or creative work during an on-campus interview. Review of applications will begin in Fall of 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should apply online at http://agency/governmentjobs.com/wcupa. Along with a completed application, candidates should include a current vita, a list of at least three references with contact information, graduate transcripts, and a letter describing their interest and qualifications for the position. Finalists for this position must successfully complete an on-campus interview including a teaching/research demonstration. Please address inquiries about this position to Dr. Edward J. Lordan, Search Committee Chairperson (elordan@wcupa.edu). West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The university is part of the State System of Higher Education and is a public, regional, comprehensive institution serving over 18,000 students. The university is located in the city of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 25 miles west of Philadelphia and only a few hours from New York City, Washington D.C. The area is home to world-class libraries, museums and hospitals. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and Strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.


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Contact: Dr. Edward Lordan
Email: email
Postal Mail:
700 S High Street
West Chester PA 10383

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