Asst. Professor, Communication (Media)

The University of Tampa

Asst. Professor, Communication (Media)

  • Institution: The University of Tampa
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Tampa, FL US
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Asst. Professor, Communication (Media)

  • The University of Tampa | Tampa, FL US
  • Hourglass IconDeadline: January 17, 2022

Job TitleAsst. Professor, Communication (Media)

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

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Location Tampa, FL US

Deadline January 17, 2022

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Job Description

Assistant Teaching Professor of Communication (Multimedia Content Creation) The Department of Communication within the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Tampa seeks a passionate Assistant Teaching Professor and multimedia storyteller to join a thriving undergraduate program and deliver courses related to digital content creation for strategic social/digital media, web, and mobile environments, beginning Fall 2022. This is a non-tenure track position eligible for professional promotion. The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa’s dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 24 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and more than 100 countries, and “Top Tier” ranking in U.S. News and World Report. The faculty member in this position will support the Advertising & Public Relations program by teaching courses that include media writing, digital media production and strategy, and foundational aesthetic principles for visual imagery, time-based media, and interactivity. The successful faculty member will demonstrate and teach: – versatility as a writer and content creator, with strong critical thinking and storytelling capabilities – ability to tailor writing style, visual media, and communication approaches to specific audiences and platforms. – production of photo and video content for digital platforms, – aesthetic principles for time-based media, photography, graphics, and interactivity, – ability to leverage metrics to inform strategy and influence outcomes, – professional skill in the use of Adobe software and other applications needed to create multimedia content, – professional knowledge of prominent social media and website platforms. The successful faculty member will: – create an inclusive, equitable classroom environment for a diverse student body, – deliver a 4/4 teaching load (i.e., four courses of four credit hours each during a 15-week semester), – mentor and advise students about career opportunities, – fulfill foundational service responsibilities indicated in The University of Tampa’s Faculty Handbook, – join a collaborative faculty group in continual curriculum and program improvements, – continually update skills and knowledge to remain current in digital media practices and technologies. Required Qualifications Interested candidates should possess: – a master’s degree or Ph.D. (or equivalent) by August 15, 2022, – sensitivity to and understanding of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds, – knowledge of strategic practices for meeting communication goals, – expertise in the teaching area, – critical perspectives on electronic culture, – commitment to social equity and community well-being. Past teaching experience and professional experience are preferred. The Advertising & Public Relations undergraduate program prepares students for professional and academic careers in strategic communication by featuring advanced digital facilities, education in theory and practice, and exploration of communication ethics, as well as critical perspectives on media and culture. Small class sizes at The University of Tampa allow for mentorship connections with students, as well as student engagement with local, national, and international networks in media, advertising, and public relations. The Department of Communication is home to approximately 700 students in four vibrant majors and participates in delivering two interdisciplinary M.A. programs. Undergraduate programs include Advertising & Public Relations (ADPR); Communication, Media & Culture (CMC); Journalism (JOU), and Speech and Communication Studies (CSS). Graduate programs include the M.A. in Professional Communication (MAPC) and M.A. in Social and Emerging Media (MASEM). Review of Applications will begin in January 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For further details and to apply, please visit our website at http://www.ut.edu/jobs Applicant should be prepared to attach a cover Letter, current curriculum vitae, and name/contact information for 3 references. Finalists will be asked to provide samples of creative work. The University delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. The University has a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, an enduring commitment to internationalization that has garnered the Senator Paul Simon Award, and a practical, experiential approach to learning. The University offers more than 200 areas of study, including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and Health Sciences and Social Sciences, Math and Education and 14 master’s programs. The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) is a place where theory meets practice and expression meets experience. Guided by faculty who are talented artists and distinguished scholars, students come to CAL to study everything from fleeting 140-character tweets to enduring works of classic literature. The College is home to eight collaborative and innovative academic departments: Art and Design, Communication, English and Writing, Film, Animation and New Media, Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy and Religion, and Theatre and Dance. As a community of scholars and artists, the College of Arts and Letters engages in cutting-edge creative work, technological innovation, critical scholarly practice, and dialogue with diverse communities. Faculty and students across CAL work with emerging technologies in cutting-edge facilities including the stunning new Ferman Center for the Arts, the Bailey Art Studios and FabLAB, the historic Falk Theatre, the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, and the Cass media production facilities. The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.

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