The SUU Communication Department is a hybrid of human, strategic and media communication. Expertise in communication studies and media studies is required, while a strong generalist background is preferred for success in teaching a broad array of communication classes. Consequently the teaching assignment, both undergraduate and graduate, both in-class and on-line, could include any of the following depending on applicant’s background and strengths:

Introduction to Communication, Writing for Communication, Media and Society, Introduction to Television Production, Advanced Television Production, Social Media, Media Law, Media Writing, Communication Ethics, Communication Research, Writing for Media Audiences, Media Management, Mass Media Theory and Effects, Communication Theory, Audience Analysis, Qualitative Research Methods, and Quantitative Research Methods

General Duties and Responsibilities:

-Responsibilities include active development of and participation in undergraduate and graduate program, teaching in area of expertise, research and creative activity, student supervision, and advisement.
-Typically teach a 4-4 undergraduate load or a mix of graduate and undergraduate courses.
-Conduct scholarly research and creative activities.
-Curriculum development.
-Knowledge of appropriate media production equipment and software.
-Undergraduate student advising and student organization or student media advising.
-Service as graduate thesis and project chair.
-Service to the communication department, university and community, as well as participation in related academic and professional organizations is expected.
-Represent the communication department in a professional manner, with a pleasant disposition, integrity and strong character.
-Other responsibilities as assigned by Department Chair.

Required Qualifications:

-Ph.D. or ABD or MFA in Broadcasting, Media Production, Media Studies, Media Arts, Film and Television Studies, Social Media Production or closely-related field.
-External evidence of strong teaching, preferably at the college level.
-The beginning of a research and creative activity agenda in an area of media studies, and a working knowledge of the latest and most effective communication technologies are highly recommended.
-Strong interpersonal communication skills and proven ability to form production relationships among faculty, staff, students and community leaders as documented in the letters of reference.
-In accordance with Utah State Code 53A-3-410, appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Prefer knowledge and ability to conduct and teach either quantitative or qualitative research.
-Prefer knowledge and ability to produce and teach social media content production.
-Some industry/video/film production experience is preferred.
-Ability to produce media and teach practical hands-on courses in multi-media production, film, studio production, ENG/EFP production and/or multi-camera event production is preferred.
-Sports media production experience is also preferred.


$52,000 to $55,000 commensurate with experience

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