(Available August 2018)

POSITION SUMMARY.  The Loras College Media Studies Program announces a full time, tenure-track position available in the Division of Communication & Fine Arts to begin August 2018.  The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the Media Studies major, and the general education curriculum, as well as provide service to the Program and Division.  Possible courses include Intro to Mass Communication, News Analysis, Convergent Media, Media Writing, Media Management, Digital Media Production, Photography, Social Media, and Public Speaking.  Opportunities exist to teach domestic and international travel courses, experiential learning-based courses and courses in one’s area of expertise.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE.  PhD, MFA, or MA in media-related field required. Professional experience is desirable.

COMPENSATION.  Commensurate with qualifications, education and experience. Benefits include medical/dental/life/disability insurance, flexible spending plan, TIAA-CREF retirement plan, tuition remission program, membership at Wellness Center and Graber Sports Center/San Jose Pool, free admission to many college events and free off-street parking.

THE COLLEGE. Founded in 1839, Loras College is a Catholic, four-year, coeducational, liberal arts institution that includes preprofessional and career preparation and dedicated to high academic, ethical and moral standards.  The student body consists of approximately 1,600 students.  Over 90 percent of are full-time undergraduates. Candidates will be expected to support the mission of the College and respect the College’s Catholic tradition.  The College is a wireless, laptop campus and there will be opportunity for developing technology-rich, interdisciplinary courses for the general education curriculum.

THE COMMUNITY.  Loras College’s 60 acre campus is located on one of Dubuque’s highest bluffs, overlooking the Mississippi River at the junction of the states of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, about three hours west of Chicago. Dubuque’s population is approximately 60,000 and its nineteenth century architecture is woven into limestone bluffs and provides a picturesque backdrop to the river landscape. Many residential and commercial areas have been designated as historical districts to preserve Dubuque’s unique heritage. Its strong education base supports numerous cultural activities, and in addition, there are sporting events, shopping facilities, schools, and churches that are convenient to its residents. The climate has marked seasons with a comfortable summer, cool spring and fall, and a winter that encourages a variety of sports that have in recent years attracted a growing tourism industry.

APPLICATION DEADLINE.   Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  For more information contact Professor Craig Schaefer, Chair, at

APPLICATION.  Applicants must go to: to apply.  Please upload:  your letter of application, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation.  Finalists will need to pass a detailed background check before an offer is extended.

EOE. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.  Please visit for additional information about Loras College.