University of Oklahoma – Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Digital Storytelling Creation and Distribution and Media Writing

The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Digital Storytelling Creation and Distribution and Media Writing, beginning Fall 2020, to join an award-winning program in Creative Media Production.

The strategic plan for Creative Media Production stresses a combination of skill sets tied to both legacy media forms—narrative, documentary, corporate—and more cutting-edge media applications, such as mobile, interactive, and online storytelling.  So the successful candidate will provide teaching that integrates storytelling into the current media environment, and develop curriculum in social media distribution and management. The candidate’s research or creative work may include, but would not be limited to, innovative media content with a specific eye on digital storytelling platforms.

The position will help prepare students in both skills and conceptual learning. The Gaylord College ranks among the top in the nation in creative media production awards over the last five years in Broadcast Education Association competitions. Our vision and our curriculum in the college are grounded in the effort to nurture storytellers.

The candidate would also have opportunities to teach at the graduate level and mentor students through master’s theses or projects and Ph.D. dissertations, if qualified. Successful candidates with a substantial developing record of scholarship or creative activity are typically assigned to teach two courses per semester.

Qualifications

A master’s degree and professional experience in digital media production are required.  A Ph.D. or MFA, and teaching experience are preferred. All applicants are expected to establish and achieve a program of high-quality research or creative/professional activities.

Candidates of ethnically diverse backgrounds, including, but not limited to, African-Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans, are particularly urged to apply.  The university welcomes the creativity and unique contributions which diversity offers to students preparing to work in a diverse society.

Application Instructions

Applications for the search will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should provide 1) a letter describing their qualifications and their vision and plans for this position, 2) a complete curriculum vitae, and 3) names, addresses,  emails and telephone numbers of at least three references. Applicants are encouraged to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, a teaching philosophy statement that includes interest and ability to teach a diverse body of students, and portfolios or links to creative or scholarly work, as appropriate.

For specific questions about the position and application process, please contact search committee chair Dr. Ralph Beliveau at beliveau@ou.edu.  Applications should be submitted online via ByCommittee: http://apply.interfolio.com/58903

The Gaylord College is one of the leading centers of media teaching and scholarship in the United States. The College has state-of-the-art facilities in Gaylord Hall. New faculty will take an active part in the growth of the College through superior teaching, innovative curriculum development, and notable research or creative activity.  They will join a highly engaged Creative Media Production faculty that includes coursework in narrative, documentary, streaming, podcasting, and client-based production in audio, video, 360, and digital forms. The College offers the BA, MA, and Ph.D. in journalism, advertising, public relations, creative media production, and professional writing, as well as a master’s (MPW) degree in professional writing.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation. OU enrolls over 32,000 students and has more than 2,800 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.

Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit soonerway.ou.edu for more information.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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