Social Media: Full Time Faculty - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518

United States
(2013 - 1371)

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Detailed Job Description

The Department of Film, Video and Interactive Media at Quinnipiac University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track open rank or renewable term contract faculty position to teach graduate and undergraduate social media and interactive media courses in a student-centered environment, beginning August 2014.  Rank and appointment will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s academic qualifications and professional standing. The position requires the ability to teach in both the graduate Interactive Media (MS) Program and undergraduate Film, Video and Interactive Media (BA/BFA) curricula. 

The School of Communications' Master of Science program in Interactive Media focuses on the principles and practices of creating content for distribution through the Internet, portable media devices, and related digital platforms. The program's mission is to provide a master's level education wherein students prepare to become interactive leaders, producers, and managers for national and global organizations. The Interactive Media Program’s students are almost entirely online.

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 media.

Quinnipiac University is a thriving 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.

On the graduate level the successful candidate will teach on-line courses pertaining to social media including social media theories and practice, social media analytics, community management, social media strategies as well as conduct Master’s capstone reviews. Teaching in classes in undergraduate majors:  Understanding Social Media, Creating Interactive Media and Projects in Interactive Media.

For a tenure-track appointment additional responsibilities include developing and/or maintaining an active research agenda 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 or an M.A. or M.F.A. in social media or related field and substantive professional experience in social media, as well as demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate social media, film, video and interactive media courses.

Advanced ABDs with a verifiable anticipated completion date prior to August 2014 also will be considered. 

The ability and willingness to teach online is required. 

To Apply:

Applications must be submitted electronically and must include:

  • Letter summarizing relevant experience, teaching philosophy and research/professional agenda.
  • A statement of preference for either a renewable term appointment or a tenure track appointment.
  • Curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references on the employment application.
  • Recent teaching evaluations. 

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

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.

Job Code 2013 - 1371

Keyword Phrases

  • Film, Video and Interactive Media
  • Film
  • Video
  • Social Media
  • Interactive Media
  • Analytics
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter