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Assistant Professor of Digital Media

Organization: Marquette University
Date Posted: 8/5/2019
Date Needed: 8/1/2020
City: Milwaukee
Location: Wisconsin
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

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Assistant Professor in Digital Media Full Time/Tenure Track Position Description

The J. William & Mary Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Digital Media beginning fall 2019. The College is seeking a candidate with inspiring ideas who will be able to teach and to help build a curriculum in digital video and audio production and emerging media innovation.

The new faculty member will teach and develop creative work within the Digital Media and Performing Arts Department. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated ability to teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced digital media production courses to both undergraduate and graduate students. This position will be a part of a cohort hire which will contribute to a cross-disciplinary Race, Ethnic, and Indigeneity Studies program. The ideal candidate will have a professional experience and teaching focus that can support this program. Preferred applicants will have relevant professional experience creating and teaching documentary film, that address social issues and social justice.

Candidates must have (1) an earned M.F.A. or Ph.D. in a discipline represented within the Department, (2) relevant professional experience, (3) university-level teaching experience, and (4) evidence of an established creative portfolio.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be filed at http://marquette.edu/hr/careers.shtml (search for openings in College of Communication).

The facilities for digital media instruction include newly renovated production spaces and state- of-the-art equipment. These facilities are used as classrooms and laboratories to support a vibrant culture of creativity. The program provides many unique student experiences, as well as partnerships with industry professionals. Marquette University also supports a new emerging filmmaker fellowship with No Studios, the Milwaukee-based creative hub founded by Oscar- winning screenwriter, director, and producer John Ridley.

The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication includes majors in digital media, journalism, media studies, advertising, public relations, communication studies, corporate communication, and theatre arts. A $28 million gift from the Diederich family has made possible the renovation of Johnston Hall, the College’s home; the purchase of up-to-date laboratory and studio technology; and the provision of generous support for faculty research and teaching.

Marquette is an urban Catholic, Jesuit University dedicated to principles of excellence, leadership, faith, and service. It is located on the edge of downtown Milwaukee in the 36th largest (DMA) television market, within 90 miles of Madison, WI, and Chicago, IL.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: (on-line applications only)
Before electronically submitting your materials be advised to review the application process at

Marquette University’s Career Website https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/search

Applications must include:

  1. A cover letter that addresses interest in and qualifications for the position, including a

    statement explaining the candidate’s teaching philosophy and research interests,

  2. A curriculum vita,

  3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness,

  4. Evidence of scholarly or creative activities,

  5. Evidence of professional experience,

  6. Names, addresses, e-mail, and phone numbers of at least three references.

Visit us at: https://www.marquette.edu/communication/digital-media.php
Marquette University is building a diverse academic community and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply. (An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer). 

Contact Dr. Amanda Keeler if you have any questions (amanda.keeler@marquette.edu)

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