Summary: The School of Communications and the Digital Studies programs at Grand Valley State University are seeking an effective teacher and scholar to join the faculty of both programs. This is an Assistant Professor tenure-track position to begin Fall 2020. All areas of research and scholarship are welcome. The teaching load for the position will be split between the two programs over the course of the academic year.
Required Qualifications and Education: Applicants without a Ph.D must possess a master’s degree in journalism or a related field with significant experience in data journalism, computational journalism, data visualization, or a combination of all three. College teaching experience is required. Strong digital media skills and a commitment to the highest technical, journalistic and ethical standards are required.
Preferred Qualifications and Education: A Ph.D. in journalism or a related communications field with significant professional data journalism experience. ABD will be considered, with expectations of degree completion within first academic year. In addition to these requirements, preference will be given to candidates who have a record of active involvement in professional and/or academic associations. Preference is also extended to candidates with the ability to design, develop, and teach hybrid and online courses.
Responsibilities: • Teach courses in the Digital Studies program including DS 202 – Digital Data and Design and DS 350 – Social Media and Culture. Courses in the Multimedia Journalism program will depend on candidate area(s) of specialty but will likely include CMJ 256 – News Reporting among other offerings. • Duties include attending School of Communications faculty meetings, advising students, remaining active in scholarship, and participating in service opportunities. • Typical teaching load is nine credit hours (usually three courses) per semester to be divided across the two programs.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Department/Division: The Multimedia Journalism program will be the home unit for the successful candidate. It is located in the School of Communications, which is a part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The School offers the majors of Advertising/Public Relations, Communication Studies, Health Communication, and Multimedia Journalism. The School also offers a Masters in Communication. The School has over 1,000 students. For details about the School of Communications see our website at www.gvsu.edu/soc.
The Digital Studies minor is a unit of the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies. For details about the Digital Studies minor, see the website at www.gvsu.edu/ds.
Campus: The School of Communications and faculty offices are located at the main GVSU campus in Allendale; courses may be taught at Allendale and/or the Pew Campus in Grand Rapids. GVSU offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 25,000 students. The West Michigan area offers numerous cultural and recreational opportunities, a moderate cost of living, and a high quality of life.
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins November 15, 2019 and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now." Include a cover letter and curriculum vitae and statement of teaching philosophy. The online application will require attachment of documents. On the application, provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
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