Assistant Professor in Multimedia Journalism and Communications (Tenure Track)

Position ID: 45797
Savannah State University
Department of Journalism and Mass Communications
Position Description
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

Assistant Professor in Multimedia Journalism and Communications (Tenure Track)

Job Summary    

Savannah State University seeks qualified applicants for a full time, tenure track, Assistant Professor in Multimedia Journalism and Communications in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications to begin August 2020. This position will teach undergraduate courses in copy editing, introductory and advanced writing, feature writing, magazine writing and reporting, multimedia design and production and writing for multimedia, all from a multimedia approach. The candidate could also be asked to teach courses in Area F (major core) and other common/general courses. Applicants must demonstrate sufficient academic qualifications and professional experience in journalism, multimedia, and digital communication. The candidate must demonstrate experience with professional multimedia software such as Adobe applications, video editing, and be willing to learn and help grow the increasing online offerings. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a full load (4/4), maintain research productivity, provide service to the department (student advisement, departmental committees, and student organizations); and to the University. This position will support our ACEJMC accreditation efforts and contribute to the program’s assessment and must show evidence and promise of scholarly productivity. The successful candidate may be directed to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Background and/or credit check may be required.

Minimum Qualifications      

An earned Ph.D. in Journalism, Mass Communications or a closely related field by August 1, 2020; ABD accepted with a definite completion date.

Professional experience in journalism.

Must demonstrate strong technology experience in both teaching with technology and teaching students how to use technology in journalism.

Must be able to teach graphic design, layout, data visualization for web, video and print publications.

Must be proficient with video editing, Adobe software and other software standard to the news industry.

Excellent communication skills required.

Experience managing experiential multi-platform environments and ability to support additional journalism course offerings, i.e. sports reporting.

Must be able to work collaboratively with a diverse student population and faculty.

Special Information to Applicants

Savannah State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, genetics, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records State.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

Your application is not considered complete until all required documents have been uploaded to the appropriate section.

Posting Number N/A

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date       08/03/2020

Open Date 05/26/2020

Open Until Filled          Yes

Special Instructions Summary     

Complete application online; submit cover letter, current curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of reference

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, apply by June 26, 2020.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Monday, August 3, 2020
Vacancy Status: 
Annual Salary: 
Commensurate with education and experience

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


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Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

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