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Digital and Online Media (Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor)

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Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Digital and Online Media (Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor)
College/Unit College of Communication & Fine Arts
Home Department School of Broadcast & Cinematic Arts
Employee Group Tenure-Track Faculty - Academic Year
Employment Status Full-Time
Position Type 9 month (Academic Year)
Position Classification Tenure Track Faculty
Position Begin Date 08/15/2018
Position End Date
Position Summary

The School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, at Central Michigan University, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in digital and online media. We seek a dynamic colleague to take the lead in creating and redesigning curriculum to teach multi-platform and social media elements across current and emerging media channels. This position will strengthen newly focused connections with other departments in our college, such as journalism, pursuing collaborative opportunities for students and faculty in digital design and media analytics. The successful candidate will join a media program nationally recognized for excellence in student radio and television production, and we seek innovative candidates to progress our school to continue as a leader in the field. This position includes teaching undergraduate and graduate digital media and quantitative research methods courses, and advising graduate student research projects, as well as maintaining an active scholarly/creative, and service agenda.

Required Qualifications

Terminal degree in mass media or related field; however, an ABD will be considered if it is clear the degree will be conferred by August 15, 2018. Active research agenda immersed in quantitative methodology and statistical analysis. Experience with social media, web design, media analytics and quantitative research design. Ability to teach media courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

Industry experience in digital media areas. At least 2-years of teaching experience at the college level.

Message to Applicants

You must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position. Position is open until filled, although priority consideration will be given to applications completed by February 19.

About the Department

CMU’​s School of Broadcast & Cinematic Arts offers one of the country’s largest electronic media programs, providing a comprehensive media education that will prepare students for an entire career progression in electronic media or associated enterprises. CMU’s Broadcast & Cinematic Arts program is the only one of its kind with two student-run radio stations providing valuable experience in running a radio cluster. Students have won multiple state, regional and national awards, including 16 consecutive designations as College Television Station of the Year from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. The power and art of storytelling comes in many forms. Whether in front of the camera, on the mic, or behind the scenes, you’ll be part of one of the most comprehensive electronic media programs in the country.

Posting Begins 01/12/2018
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Recruitment External
About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.

CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.

Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.

The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.

Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.

Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions. and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

EEO Statement

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
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