Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies

Code: 15954 Posted: 10/04/2019

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Communication Department is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. The position requires a Media Generalist who can teach undergraduate and graduate courses in any one or more of the following areas: Media Studies, Mass Media, Digital media production, Social Media, and New media.

The ideal candidate will be able to teach lower and upper-level Communication courses in media (e.g., media studies, global media, social media, etc.) beginning in August 2020. The candidate will also be able to contribute to the development of one or more additional areas in the department including: social media, digital media production, digital storytelling, and digital performance.

Our department is committed to preparing students for 21st Century careers and places a high value on issues of social justice and diversity as well as service-learning and online teaching and so seeks a colleague who can contribute to those emphases. The primary responsibility of the position is teaching and advising undergraduate students. Faculty are also expected to engage in scholarship through research publication and to perform appropriate service.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach 24-credits per academic year for college undergraduate students, including performing associated responsibilities such as class preparation and assessment of student learning.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Conduct scholarly research leading to publication in scholarly, peer-reviewed outlets relevant to the Communication discipline
  • Participate in academic conferences through presentations, reviewing, chairing, or responding to papers and panels.
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, discipline, and community

Essential Knowledge and abilities

  • Teach college-level courses in specified areas, attend department meetings and take part in certain department-related events (e.g., selection of scholarship recipients, celebration of student accomplishments). He/she will be expected to possess and apply academic knowledge that is at the doctoral level. He/she will be expected to be familiar with computer technology, including software programs such as MS-Word, and to learn others (e.g., Canvas).
  • Ergonomic Requirements: The position will involve standing or sitting for long periods of time at a desk and doing work at a computer.



  • Ph.D. from an accredited program in Communication or related field at time of employment or obtained within one year of start of employment
  • Coursework, scholarship, and/or teaching experience in communication.
  • Able to contribute to the areas of media studies, and/or digital media production
  • Able to contribute to program emphases in social justice, diversity, community-based learning and/or online instruction
  • Minimum of one year’s teaching experience at the college level with evidence of teaching effectiveness.
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

Total Compensation Estimator:

“The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:”

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
  • Names and Contact information for three professional references
  •  Copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial copies will be acceptable at the application stage)
  • Statement of Teaching/Research Philosophy
  • Summary of Teaching Evaluations
  • Examples of Scholarly Work

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday November 12th, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.


You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Joe Lambin

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