Media Studies: Tenure Track Faculty Position - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518

United States
(2013 - 1307)


Detailed Job Description

The Department of Media Studies at Quinnipiac University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor to teach undergraduate media studies courses in a student-centered environment, beginning August 2014.  

The School of Communications emphasizes a commitment to academic excellence, diversity, inclusiveness and shared governance and embraces the teacher/scholar model of higher education. The School has approximately 1,000 undergraduate students in journalism, public relations, media studies, and film, video and interactive media. The School offers graduate programs in journalism, public relations and interactive communications. The Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center at Quinnipiac University is a state-of-the-art instructional facility that includes a high definition television studio and post-production facility.

Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university with 6,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus.

We seek a colleague to instruct and coordinate multiple sections of either a freshmen-level survey of media industries and trends or a sophomore-level media history course, each of which is required of all majors in the School of Communications.

Also, the position requires the ability to teach one or more of the following courses for media studies majors:  Media Management; Media Research Methods; Sports, Media and Society; and/or other areas that complement our existing offerings. 

Additional responsibilities include developing and/or maintaining an active research program leading to scholarly publications, advising and mentoring students, and participating in departmental, school and university committees.

Qualifications and Special Instructions to Applicants
Qualifications include: a Ph.D. in communications or related field and experience teaching undergraduate media studies/communications courses.
Advanced ABDs with a verifiable anticipated completion date prior to August 2014 also will be considered.
Demonstrated teaching effectiveness and evidence of scholarly promise are required.

Review of applications will begin September 15, and continue until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted electronically and must include:

  • an application letter summarizing relevant experience, teaching philosophy and research agenda;
  • curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references;
  • recent teaching evaluations.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community, and we welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity.

Keyword Phrases

  • Media Studies
  • Communications
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter