Assistant Professor, Transmedia Storytelling and Production
Montclair State University
September 6, 2017
Montclair, New Jersey
Higher Education Institution
The School of Communication and Media (SCM) at Montclair State University invites applications for a tenure track position as an assistant professor in Transmedia Storytelling and Production. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead in teaching and creative efforts for the School’s innovative Transmedia initiative in which students across communication and media disciplines converge to create works using a wide range of tools and platforms. The successful candidate for this position will have experience in storytelling and production across this range (and display an eagerness to evolve with emerging technologies), fulfilling a key strategic initiative of the School. The candidate should have a strong interest in one or more related areas: digital technology and culture, mobile and emerging technologies, user experience, digital literacy, visual communication, cultural/critical studies of social media, and game studies; and be able to bring practical and theoretical expertise to undergraduate and graduate courses. The School seeks a faculty member who will strengthen the digital competencies of our students and work collaboratively with a diverse faculty body to enrich the curriculum.
Candidates are expected to maintain an active scholarly and/or creative program leading to high-quality, visible, peer-reviewed work. Strong candidates may also have relevant experience in forging relationships with external organizations and industry partners. The faculty member will also have the opportunity to engage fully with service opportunities at the School, University, and professional levels. This may include advising students on their academic programs and career development, interviewing applicants for potential admission to programs, and supervising student internships. In addition, the faculty member will collaborate with students, faculty, and staff on a variety of production projects.
The School of Communication and Media has just moved into its new 105,000 square foot building, complete with state-of-the art production, teaching, and research facilities, and it is poised for remarkable success and growth. The School has over 800 majors in undergraduate tracks that include public relations, communication studies, communication and media arts, filmmaking, journalism, and television and digital media. The School also offers an M.A. degree in Public & Organizational Relations. Faculty work closely with students to provide guidance for organized academic, project-based, and entrepreneurial activities through the School’s PRSSA Chapter, its Lambda Pi Eta Chapter, the Montclarion newspaper, its radio station (WMSC-FM), WiredJersey.com, the Dumont Television Center, and a thriving Internship program that connects students to a vast network of placements, including the outstanding opportunities throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area.
A Ph.D. or MFA in communication or media (or a related discipline) is required. All degree requirements must be completed by August 1, 2018. Successful teaching at the college level, an active and promising research/creative agenda, commitment to meaningful service, and ability to work collaboratively. A combination of academic and applied experience that can transfer successfully into contemporary academic programs that will prepare students to work at the frontiers of a rapidly changing field.
Send cover letter and resume to: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, statement of teaching philosophy and teaching portfolio, statement of research/project agenda, vitae, three letters of recommendation, and an unofficial transcript to: SCMSearchCom@mail.montclair.edu
With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. One of four public research institutions in the state, Montclair State is designated a Research Doctoral 3 University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Located 12 miles west of New York City on a 252-acre suburb...an campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas and striking Spanish Mission architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a highly productive, dedicated and diverse faculty and student body.
The University’s 10 colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women, Montclair State offers its students a comprehensive college experience.
Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at montclair.edu