Media Studies: Full-time Term Faculty - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Department of Media Studies of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University is seeking a full-time term faculty member (non-tenure track). The position starts August 2015 and is renewable on an annual basis. Teaching is the primary duty of term faculty, but continuing professional development and contributions to the University are also expected, including student advising, service, and course/program development. The successful candidate will be student-centric, bringing to the classroom a commitment to innovative teaching. Media Studies is a fast-growing major in the School of Communications. Our students, who earn a B.A. in Communications, intern and work in a variety of career fields, from music, TV, film, public relations, and journalism to social media, sports, marketing, sales, and media research. Some of our alumni have pursued graduate degrees in areas including business, law, and education. 

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,500 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 and recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, 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.


Candidates must be able to teach our introductory course, MSS 101: Media Industries & Trends, and in two or more of the following areas: Media Research Methods (qualitative and quantitative), Media Management, Economics of Entertainment Industries, Social Media, Media History, and/or Communications Law and Policy. Candidates must be knowledgeable about the latest trends impacting media industries, professionals, and users

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

Preferred qualifications are 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 31, 2015 will be considered.  

Quinnipiac University is only considering applicants who have valid authorization to work in the U.S., in this position, for the University.  Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment-based visas for this position.


Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the role, a current curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations and contact information for three references included on the application form.


Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community. We welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.

Job Code:  2015-1671

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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