Faculty - Assistant Professor of New Media Communication (Public May Apply)

Faculty - Assistant Professor of New Media Communication (Public May Apply)

Code: 12255 Posted: 08/23/2016

POSITION SUMMARY

The Communication Department is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor with specialization in New Media to begin in August, 2017. The candidate will be able to contribute to the development of one or more additional areas in the department including: social media, digital media production, civic media, community and civic engagement, digital storytelling, digital performance, and health communication. The department 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 undergraduate students, including advising students (typical credit load for faculty members is 24-credits). Faculty are also expected to engage in scholarship through research publication and perform other duties as assigned.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

A.
Teach 24-credits per academic year for college undergraduate students, including performing associated responsibilities such as class preparation and assessment of student learning.
  1. Advise undergraduate students
  2. Performs other duties as assigned.
B. Conduct scholarly research leading to publication in scholarly, peer-reviewed outlets relevant to the Communication discipline
  1. Participate in academic conferences through presentations, reviewing, chairing, or responding to papers and panels.

C. 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., D2L).
  • This position does not involve responsibility for money, university funds or accounts which hold financial information.
Ergonomic Requirements: The position will involve standing or sitting for long periods of time at a desk and doing work at a computer.

QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS
REQUIRED

Required:
  • 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 new media. Able to contribute to one or more of the following areas: social media, digital media production, civic media, community/civic engagement, digital storytelling, digital performance, health communication.
  • Able to contribute to program emphases in digital video production, social justice, diversity, community-based learning and/or online instruction
Preferred:
  • Minimum of one year's teaching experience at the college level with evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • Some evidence of course development.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.


REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS

Applications submitted by Friday, October 7, 2016 will have full consideration; position is open until filled.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • Cover Letter of Application
  • curriculum vitae 
  • Copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial copies will be acceptable at the application stage)
  • Samples of syllabi from courses taught
  • Statement of teaching and research philosophy
  • Summary of teaching evaluations
  • Examples of scholarly work
  • Names and contact information for three references
(Additional materials may be requested.)

Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Incomplete applications may not receive further consideration.


HOW TO APPLY

Select the applicable link below:
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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 Search and Screen 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.

You must login into your UW Portal to apply.
Go to the Time and Absence section. Click on "Request Absence" which is located directly above the Time and Absence section. This will log you into HRS.
Once logged into HRS, on the Menu Tab, on the left side of screen, click on Self Service
After entering the self-service page click on Careers link.

Browse Job Openings and click on the applicable job opening to apply.
Please submit the application materials online as required by the job posting.
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 Search and Screen 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.


LEGAL NOTICES 

A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disabilities


THE UNIVERSITY 

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a comprehensive campus of the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 4800 students, 120 faculty, and 70 instructional academic staff offering 33 undergraduate majors and 3 master's degrees in 22 academic departments. The campus is located between the cities of Kenosha and Racine in southeastern Wisconsin, within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.

The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities.

Contact Name: Joe Lambin

Contact Phone: 262-595-2331

Contact Email: lambin@uwp.edu

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345