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Tracking Code002060 Job Description

The Department of Media, Film, and Journalism Studies (MFJS) in the Division 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 department's offerings prepare students for the pursuit of excellence in the constantly evolving media, film, and journalism professions. The Department offers undergraduate 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 at the University of Denver invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor to begin September 2019. We seek candidates with an innovative research agenda focused on digital cultures, and whose teaching experience can help equip students with the multimedia production and editing skills necessary to engage with the ways that digital technologies have transformed communication-related fields across multiple platforms. We encourage applicants whose work addresses far-reaching societal and cultural shifts emerging alongside the growing pervasiveness of digital technologies, with focus on cultural and ideological dimensions and impacts in areas such as networked and digital journalism, tech industry studies, multimedia storytelling, and/or technology in everyday life. We are particularly interested in those whose research methods and/or creative applications are evolving to meet the challenges of studying digital production, practices, data collection and use, etc

Essential Functions

* Teach a combination of theory, skill/production, and additional undergraduate and graduate classes in the department; advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
* The normal teaching load is 5 courses spread across 3 academic quarters in an academic year, prior to receipt of tenure.
* After tenure, a full teaching load is 6 courses spread across 3 academic quarters in an academic year.
* We are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Maintain an active research and/or creative agenda.
* Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate production/practice-focused courses for journalism, public relations, and media studies students such as: data-visualization, graphic design, and digital/visual production (or to suggest new courses relevant to the skill-sets of these majors).
* Ability to teach core courses and new theory-based courses around digital cultures.
* Ability to advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
* Must have a demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
* Participate in national and/or international scholarly or creative networks and organizations.

Required Qualifications

* Ph.D. in media studies, mass communication or related field by September 1, 2019.

Preferred Qualifications

* Ph.D. in media studies, mass communication or related field at time of application.

* Past and ongoing experience in digital multimedia production (for example, as a digital/multimedia journalist, documentarian, podcaster, etc.

* Community engaged research and/or public scholarship.

Work Schedule

* Varied

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) October 1, 2018

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

* C.V.
* Cover Letter
* Research/creative work statements with links to sample(s) of work
* A teaching statement including evidence of teaching excellence (such as a sample syllabus, summary of course or peer evaluations, etc.)

* A list of references

* A 2-4 page statement in which the candidate speaks about his/her experience with and commitment to inclusive excellence (see DU's statement at: https://www.du.edu/cme/resources/inclusive-excellence.html)

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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

DepartmentMedia, Film, & Journalism Studies (114)Position TypeFull-Time/Regular

About University of Denver

The University of Denver (www.du.edu ), the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain Region, enrolls approximately 9,500 students in its undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Denver as a Doctoral/Research University-Extensive. Total undergraduate enrollment for Fall 2003 was 4,481, including 1,028 first-year, traditional undergraduate students. Graduate enrollment was 5,024. Overall, 105 nations are represented in the student body, and non-U.S. citizens comprise almost seven percent of the student population. U.S. News and World Report's annual undergraduate rankings place the University of Denver 87th among national doctoral universities and 48th among the top 86 private doctoral universities. In September 2003, the Wall Street Journal ranked the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business #44 among the world's top business schools. The DU College of Law is #78 in the U.S. News and World Report "2004 America's Best Graduate Schools" ranking.

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