Job Title – Assistant Professor of Communication – Media Production Job Description: Assistant Professor of Communication – Media Production

The Department of Communication at Salisbury University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Media Production beginning fall 2023.

Primary Job Duties: Teach undergraduate courses in our media production track. This includes video production, screenwriting, introduction to media, other assigned courses demonstrating a variety of skills in the area of expertise, and particularly audio production. Demonstrate appropriate levels of scholarly/creative activity, service (contributions to university, professional, and community committees, organizations, and groups), student academic advisement, and effective teaching and classroom management strategies that enhance the success of diverse learners.

As a department, we promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work and through civic engagement with the community. We welcome candidates whose careers demonstrate a shared commitment to these values and with ability to incorporate them into their teaching to enhance our current curriculum. We particularly welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds that can help the department serve students from communities that are historically underrepresented in communication fields.

Minimum Qualifications: M.F.A or ABD in Filmmaking/Ph.D. or ABD in Communication or related field, with strong preference for candidates with a terminal degree. If ABD, the candidate would be hired at the rank of Instructor, with the expectation that the candidate completes the terminal degree by June 15, 2024. Applicants must show evidence of production and aesthetic aspects of media production, and knowledge of relevant hardware and software to incorporate current production practices into classes.

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of effective teaching and experience in several aspects of media production, particularly audio production, and in areas of academic specialty. 

Applications received by October 1, 2022, will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 15, 2023. Please apply online by visiting our website:  See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: (1) a letter of interest; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement of research interests appropriate for an undergraduate institution; (5) unofficial transcripts; (6) diversity statement. The diversity statement (one-two pages) should speak to your experience, accomplishments, and/or goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, professional development, and/or service; (7) the names and contact information of a least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Aaron Gurlly at

This position is based in Salisbury, MD.  Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 60 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk.  SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review and other publications.  SU has 440 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future.  To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

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