Assistant/Associate Professor of New Media Studies
The Department of Communication and New Media Studies at Alma College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in new media studies beginning fall of 2012. We seek a dynamic colleague who will flourish in a multidisciplinary program that combines theory and practice. The successful candidate will be committed to undergraduate education as well as to ongoing research in the field, and will play a pivotal role in shaping the new media studies program.
Our new colleague will excel at program building, including curriculum development and active outreach to prospective students. Applicants should demonstrate technical expertise in professional communication practices using digital media as well as rich theoretical understanding of the field. A commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and to mentoring students in project-oriented applications is essential, as is evidence of an ongoing research interest in areas such as multimedia design, convergence, and other issues relevant to digital communication.
A Ph.D. in new media studies or terminal degree in a related discipline is required for tenure-track appointment. Alma’s full-time teaching load is six courses per year with potential for interdepartmental teaching opportunities. All applicants should demonstrate excellent teaching skills, including an ability to teach a wide range of introductory and advanced courses in both the production and analysis of new media, and clear potential for ongoing contributions to the scholarship of the field.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2011. Applicants should send a letter of interest that includes a statement describing the way their goals as a teacher and scholar may be realized in the context of undergraduate liberal arts education; a current CV; a copy of graduate transcripts; evidence of teaching effectiveness; a digital portfolio of representative scholarly and creative work, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Joanne Gilbert, Chair, Department of Communication and New Media Studies, Alma College, 614 W. Superior St., Alma, MI 48801.
Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Posted: Fri, September 16th, 2011 at 4:12PM