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The Department of Communication Studies in the College of Liberal Arts & Education at University of Detroit Mercy seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in digital journalism at the rank of assistant professor. The position will begin August 15, 2023.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The chosen candidate will have college-level teaching experience and expertise in one or more of the following: journalism, digital media, web development, graphic design, computer animation, news production, emerging media, or interactive or immersive media. Advanced knowledge in relevant software applications (such as Adobe Creative Cloud) is desirable. The candidate will have a Ph.D. or a terminal degree in journalism or a related communication field, with relevant professional experience and a demonstrated ability to work with students and colleagues.
The chosen candidate will teach undergraduate courses in digital journalism, with the opportunity to develop course offerings. The ideal candidate will teach news writing and reporting, multimedia journalism, media ethics, as well as media literacy, and will have experience producing journalism across various digital platforms. The candidate will serve as the faculty advisor for the award-winning student newspaper, The Varsity News. Other responsibilities will include academic advising and mentoring of communication majors, scholarship in field of expertise, an active role in curriculum development and assessment, and managing classroom equipment and resources. We seek a person enthusiastic about working in Detroit, contributing to the city's continued rebirth, and fostering the creative growth of undergraduate students at a liberal arts university located in a vibrant urban context and committed to building community through diverse partnerships.
Candidates should apply by completing an application and uploading materials at https://www.udmercy.edu/faculty-staff/hr/jobs.php. Materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of the applicant's professional commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin February 6, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Starting date for the position is August 15, 2023.
Inquiries about the position may be directed to Professor Jason Roche, Search Committee Chairperson at email@example.com.
Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private University, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds. To learn more about the University of Detroit Mercy, visit www.udmercy.edu.
The University of Detroit Mercy has one goal - to help our students realize their dreams and ambitions. We fulfill that goal by offering challenging academic programs taught by talented, committed professors and supplemented by hands-on research, co-op, and internship opportunities.
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