Assistant Professor of Digital Media Production, Dept. of Communication Studies

Assistant Professor of Digital Media Production, Dept. of Communication Studies


Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Department Summary:
The Department of Communication Studies offers comprehensive undergraduate programs to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of media literacy, video production, public relations, journalism, and cultural studies. We value and promote diversity, ethics, and social justice. We strive to prepare intellectually open and aware lifelong communicators who engage in our local, regional and global communities.



Centrally located with easy access to both Boston and Providence, Bridgewater State University serves the region of Southeast Massachusetts through its comprehensive range of undergraduate, graduate, and evening degree programs. Bridgewater State is committed to fostering a challenging, high quality education accessible to students in the region and beyond.

Essential Duties:
The Department of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in Digital Media Production. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in a diverse, interdisciplinary department. We seek candidates whose teaching focuses on digital media creation, with emphasis on social media, documentary, journalism, and digital publishing. In addition, they will have an interest in curricular development, particularly the integration of global perspectives into the curriculum. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and possess a well-developed scholarly and/or creative agenda. They will also be an active mentor to students and engage in service to the department, the university, and the wider community. The standard teaching load is four courses per semester.

Required Qualifications:
• PhD in Communication, Media Studies, or a related discipline by September 2019
• Relevant college teaching experience
• Demonstrated commitment to public higher education and working with a diverse student body

Preferred Qualifications:
• Professional experience in digital media production
• Demonstrated willingness to engage in high-impact practices (e.g., internships, undergraduate research, service-learning, global engagement)
• Interest in teaching in multiple modalities (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online)

Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Posting Number: F00217P
Open Date: 09/26/2018
Close Date: 10/26/2018
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

Please attach a CV that includes a minimum of three (3) professional reference contacts.

Please attach a Teaching and Diversity Statement.

Please attach a Digital Media Example or Portfolio (Media file). A web link to the information is also acceptable.

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Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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