Academic Professional, New Media Institute

Position ID: 41261
University of Georgia
Journalism & Mass Communication
New Media Institute
Branch Campus: 
Athens, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Academic Professional
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Posting Details
Posting Number F0185P
Working Title Academic Professional, New Media Institute
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The New Media Institute ( is an interdisciplinary unit of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, dedicated to the exploration of the creative, commercial, and critical dimensions of innovative digital media technology. Through the NMI’s New Media Certificate Program, students of any major can develop new media expertise. Certificate courses are hands on and highly interactive, providing students a foundation of skills and knowledge that prepare them to respond to changes in technology throughout their careers. The NMI is located on the fourth floor of the Journalism Building with a great view of UGA’s historic North Campus.

Posting Type External
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Anticipated Start Date 07/01/2019
Job Posting Date 10/24/2018
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Screening of applications will begin December 17, 2018 and continues until filled.

Applications must be submitted online at

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Ward, Administrative Director of the New Media Institute, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-3018; email (706) 542-0893.

Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details
Position Information
Faculty Rank Academic Professional
Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.)
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track
Minimum Qualifications

Terminal or M.A. degree in Mass Communication, Digital Media, or other closely aligned field

Position Summary

The individual hired for this position oversees operations related to the New Media Certificate. This individual will teach up to 15 credit hours each calendar year in the New Media Institute. This person will also be involved in a variety of administrative roles such as curricular development, course scheduling, student advising, enrollment, advising student organizations, working with industry advisory boards, event planning, and internal/external communications management.

Additional Requirements

Candidates with a M.A. degree and at least two years professional experience and two years university teaching experience must document exceptional accomplishments in Mass Communication, Digital Media, or related area and be approved for a terminal degree exception before hire.

Demonstrated excellence at helping manage a highly diverse, fast-paced and complex academic unit at the university level.

Willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Ph.D. in in Mass Communication, Digital Media, or other closely aligned field are preferred.

Minimum of two years teaching experience at the university-level in courses related to new media theory, trends, and technologies or web production.

At least two years teaching and curriculum development experience at both the undergraduate and graduate level is desired.

At least six months experience in online and large lecture teaching experience is preferred.

Beyond the classroom, it is preferred that candidates have at least one year of experience advising student organizations, leading industry advisory boards, planning and executing large-scale events, and managing diverse communication efforts including email marketing, social media campaigns, and website content.

At least one year of experience developing and managing e-learning initiatives related to professional continuing education programs is preferred.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

An understanding of course scheduling, student advising, and student enrollment practices is preferred.

Candidates must be able to teach up to 5 courses during the calendar year in addition to administrative duties.

Ideal applicants will also have a successful fundraising record.

Does this position have financial responsibilities? Yes
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

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: 
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

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


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator