Assistant Professor of Communication and Digital Media
Division of Arts and Sciences
Neumann University invites applications Assistant Professor of Communication and Digital Media. The preferred start date for the position is January 2019.
The Communication and Digital Media (CDM) major at Neumann is well-respected in the tri-state region for producing graduates who have a solid grasp of theory and hands-on practical experience. Our $5 million Mullen Communication Center offers students the most state-of-the-art television and radio facilities in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. CDM majors complete internships in the Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey markets as part of their program of study and are well-placed after graduation in venues such as The Wendy Williams Show and The Preston and Steve Show. Neumann’s students have also received Emmy awards for their production work through NATAS.
We are hoping to hire a colleague in production who can contribute in substantive ways to our recently revised communication program. The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in the major, including Basic and Advanced TV Production, Basic and Advanced Video Production and Editing, Strategies of Digital Media Programming, and Documentary Production. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) software is preferred. The ability to teach any of the following courses would be considered a plus: Public Relations, Advertising, Sports Journalism, Beyond Breaking News, and a web design course called Digital Tools for Visual Communication.
To qualify for rank as an assistant professor, the successful candidate must hold a terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA) in production, communication studies, media, mass communication, digital media, or a related field. Candidates enrolled in a terminal degree program with a confirmed graduation/defense date will be considered.
The standard teaching load at Neumann University is twelve credits per academic semester, with the opportunity to teach courses in the university’s Maymester, Winterim, and summer semester as student needs arise. Neumann expects full-time faculty to engage in scholarship and research on an ongoing basis, to perform committee service and academic advising, and to engage in community service, broadly defined. Candidates should be aware that Neumann University does not have a system of tenure, but instead offers faculty a policy-governed system of promotion and increasingly extended contracts with faculty seniority.
For full consideration, applications must include the following materials: (1) a letter of interest that addresses the candidate’s experience teaching undergraduate courses as well as the candidate’s appreciation for, and congruence with, the Catholic Franciscan mission of the University; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) copies of graduate transcripts (official copies will be required at the time of hire); and, if applicable, (4) teaching evaluations, a sample syllabus, and/or other evidence of demonstrated excellence in undergraduate instruction. Letters of recommendation are not required at the initial stages of the review process, but will be solicited of all finalist candidates.
Review of applications will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. We hope to Skype with semi-finalist candidates in late September 2018, with finalists visiting the campus beginning in late October 2018. Applications may be addressed to:
David W. Brownlee
Vice President for Human Resources & Risk Management
One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014-1298