Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Communications

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New Concord OH

The Department of Communication, Media, & Theatre at Muskingum University invites applications for a continuing term faculty position in Media Communications at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning the fall semester of 2019.
The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate courses in media production including, but not limited to, courses such as Video Production & Editing, Media Literacy, Media Law, and Video Production Practicum. Experience and interest in teaching Public Speaking or other communication courses is also an asset. Instructional responsibilities will also include serving as a primary academic advisor and as an advisor for Senior Capstone projects.

In addition to teaching, this Media Communications position also includes serving as Muskingum University’s Cable Television Station Manager. Orbit Media, a campus converged student media organization, operates Orbit Television as a 24 hour cable channel and YouTube channel. Position duties will include media personnel management, including recruiting, training and daily mentorship of student employees and volunteers. The Cable Television Station manager also serves as executive producer of ongoing multi-camera televised special events such as guest speakers, music performances, academic assemblies, graduation, and field sports productions. The candidate will also be expected to advise student internships, and maintain standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the media profession.

Minimum requirements of the position include a Master’s degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, or related field, and proficiency with teaching video editing software, DSLR instruction, and Adobe Creative Suite software including Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. The candidate should also have multi-camera studio production and/or live multi-camera production experience.

Muskingum University, a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts tradition, is located seventy miles east of Columbus, Ohio, in the village of New Concord. Founded in 1837, the university’s total undergraduate, graduate, and adult-learner student population is approximately 3,000. The university actively seeks-out and welcomes faculty committed to excellence in teaching and student learning, diversity and inclusion, and maintaining professional growth and active participation in the life of the campus community.

An equal opportunity employer, Muskingum University strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, including populations traditionally underserved by higher education. Appointment to this position is conditional upon the successful completion of a background check through the University’s background check agency.

How to apply

Application materials must include:

  • Letter of application addressing the qualities and qualifications for the position
  • Electronic portfolio showcasing evidence of video production and web design skills
  • Examples of student multimedia and video projects
  • Copies of student course evaluations
  • Curriculum vitae and/or resume outlining educational and professional experience
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Submit application materials to:
Dr. Deborah Phillips
Chair, Department of Communication, Media, & Theatre
163 Stormont Street
New Concord, Ohio 43762

Electronic applications to dphillip@muskingum.edu (Subject: MEDIA search) are appreciated and encouraged. The position is open until filled; however to be considered in the first screening, application and supporting materials should be received by November 15, 2018.