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Assistant Professor in Visual Communication/Journalism

Organization: University of Wyoming
Date Posted: 9/7/2017
Date Needed: 8/15/2018
City: Laramie
Location: Wyoming
Country: United States
Primary Category: Education
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: PhD

Description & Details

The Department of Communication & Journalism invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Visual Communication and Visual Journalism at the University of Wyoming. Duties include teaching, research, service, and advising expectations.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Journalism or Communication (or a related discipline) by the time of hire
  • Specialization in visual journalism and visual communication, with the ability to teach photography, photojournalism, video storytelling, visual design, and/or theories of visual communication
  • Ability to develop and teach new courses in the visual journalism and visual communication fields as needed

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous college-level teaching experience and/or professional experience in visual journalism and/or visual communication
  •  Experience with using and/or teaching the Adobe Creative Suite
  •  Experience with teaching and/or practicing qualitative research methods and/or mixed methods

 

The Communication and Journalism Department is comprised of eight full-time faculty members, 385 undergraduate students, and 30 master’s degree students. The Department offers majors in communication and journalism, and offers minors in communication, public relations, journalism, and marketing communication. The Department houses an Oral Communication Center, the Wyoming Debate Union, and a chapter of Lambda Pi Eta. Learn more about us at http://www.uwyo.edu/cojo/.

 

The University of Wyoming enrolls about 13,000 students and consists of the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, and Law. The University is home to an Art Museum and Geological Museum, among others. Visit http://www.uwyo.edu/ for more information.

 

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a small college town of 30,000 and a cultural center for the state. Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. The beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/

 

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

 

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming.  At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position.  If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

 

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

 

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

How to Apply / Contact

Complete the online application and upload the following as one document: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three work-related references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement about your ability to work with diversity and/or a diverse population. Applications must be received by September 30, 2017. Please contact the Search Committee Chair Dr. Kristen Landreville at klandrev@uwyo.edu with any questions.

 

Apply at https://jobs.uwyo.edu/psp/EREC/UWEXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&SiteId=6&JobOpeningId=9021&PostingSeq=1

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