The Department of Communication and Media Studies (CMS) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University invites applications for a tenure-track position in media literacy at the level of assistant professor to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and to help build our new graduate program in Media Literacy and Digital Culture. A Ph.D. in communication, media studies or related field is preferred; ABD considered. The successful candidate will have a strong foundation in the theory and professional practice of media literacy, demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, and have a broad understanding of the social history of communication and media ethics. This position requires a commitment to program development and the successful candidate will be prepared to assist in the growth of the new graduate program in Media Literacy and Digital Culture. CMS is a growing department with over 250 undergraduate and graduate students that combines the study of communication history and theory with techniques of media production, and anticipates the launch of its fourth master's program in fall 2015. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in media literacy, critical cultural studies, and media studies.
Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Connecticut, is the second-largest Catholic university in New England. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its "Best 378 Colleges: 2014" and U.S. News & World Report ranks SHU among the best regional universities in the north in its "America's Best Colleges" publication, making it one of the top New England liberal arts colleges. Over 6,400 students are enrolled in its five colleges: College of Arts & Sciences; College of Health Professions; the NCATE accredited Isabelle Farrington College of Education, the AACSB-accredited John F. Welch College of Business, and University College.
Send application letter, statement of teaching philosophy which addresses the candidate's approach to teaching media literacy in an undergraduate and graduate school environment, curriculum vita, and 3 letters of reference to: Dr. Lori Bindig, Chair, Media Literacy and Digital Culture Job Search Committee, Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825. Applicants may also email application materials to [log in to unmask] Review of applications will begin immediately.
Deadline for applications is October 1, 2014. Start date for the position is August 2015. As an AA/EO employer, Sacred Heart University strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Sara Ross, PhD, 'Sally'
Department of Communication and Media Studies
Sacred Heart University
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