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Assistant Professor, Digital Media Production

Organization: Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Date Posted: 10/8/2017
Date Needed: 11/1/2017
City: Slippery Rock
Location: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Primary Category: Education
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: PhD
Experience Requirement: 1-2 years

Description & Details
Position Summary

Primary duties are to teach undergraduate courses in the Digital Media Production curriculum, including digital imaging, web design, design theory, and social media strategy. The candidate may be asked to teach additional courses as needed by the department, including Public Speaking, and may have the opportunity to teach in his or her area of specialization. Teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester (4 courses). Faculty members are required by contract to engage in continuing scholarly development and academic advising, and to perform department and university service. Days and times are variable.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate degree required, preferably in communication, digital media, media arts, or media-related discipline. A.B.D. considered if dissertation defense is scheduled. Doctorate must be completed by August 2018. Demonstrable expertise in Adobe Creative Suite is required. Successful performance in an on-campus interview, including teaching demonstration, is required. During the interview and teaching demonstration, the candidate must exhibit knowledge of current trends in visual communication and digital arts, and provide a portfolio of creative or professional work demonstrating knowledge in visual communication and digital media production. Candidates are expected to have a record of faculty collaboration and a commitment to the education of diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant college teaching experience is strongly preferred. Candidates with the ability to teach writing for television, web, and video preferred.
Candidates with demonstrable professional experience in web, social, digital, video and/or print production strongly preferred. Candidates with demonstrable expertise in web metrics/analytics, search engine optimization, data analysis, consumer research & insights preferred. Candidates with active research agendas preferred. Extra consideration given to candidates who demonstrate a high level of interest in curricular or program development, online course delivery, internship coordination, and advising professionally-related student organizations.

How to Apply / Contact

Graduate and undergraduate transcripts are required for this position. Applicants may either upload copies using the “Transcript” selection under Optional Applicant Documents or mail them to the search chair at the address below.

Please provide evidence of teaching effectiveness (peer observations, student surveys, etc.), if available . Documents can be uploaded using the “other” document tab or mailed to the search chair at the address below.

Dr. David Keppel, Digital Media Production Search Chair 
213F Eisenberg Classroom Building
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Official transcripts are required prior to appointment. Recommended candidates will be required to complete criminal background check, including Act 34 Background Check and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check and Federal Criminal (FBI) clearance prior to appointment. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2017.

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