Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication
September 17, 2018
Des Moines, Iowa
Full Time - Experienced
The Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position of assistant or associate professor of digital media production, beginning in fall semester 2019.
We are looking for an innovative colleague who embraces cutting-edge technologies and who can help lead our School and our digital media production major in preparing our students for the rapidly changing media landscape. Extensive professional experience in the production of video and other multimedia content, for journalistic and/or strategic communication purposes, is required. A portfolio of work is expected.
Evidence of teaching effectiveness is preferred. Master’s degree is preferred and required for a tenure-track position, but we are open to hiring an experienced professional with a bachelor’s degree for a consecutive-term appointment, on condition of completion of a master’s degree within three years.
Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated ability to train and mentor visual storytellers and a history of early adoption of new technologies. The ability to work with colleagues across disciplines to lead students in conceiving, creating, delivering and promoting rich multimedia content, especially audio/video, for journalistic and/or strategic communication purposes, for all platforms, and for all types of media outlets, is essential.
Depending on skills and interest, teaching assignments may include these undergraduate courses: Multimedia Lab; Video Production; Digital Media Strategies; Web Design; Social Media Strategies; Mobile App Design and Development; Advanced Video Production; Documentary Production; Sports Production; Digital Photography; Digital Audio Writing and Production; Video for Journalists; Advanced TV Reporting; and special topics courses such as interactive reality, data visualization and other emerging technologies.
Salary is competitive with peer schools and dependent on qualifications and experience.
Course load is three courses or nine credit hours per semester. Duties also include academic and career advising for students, advising a student media organization, and service to the University and community.
Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication is accredited by ACEJMC and offers six majors: digital media production; advertising; public relations; strategic political communication; news; and magazine media. The successful applicant will join a collegial, welcoming and supportive community of 11 full-time faculty and approximately 400 engaged, motivated undergraduates. Drake University is a top master’s institution with an undergraduate enrollment of about 3,300. Des Moines is a thriving, energetic, diverse, affordable city with a rich media environment and superb public schools. It is a supportive, friendly and open-minded community.
More information about working at Drake University can be found here.
Drake University is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic community committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Candidates must demonstrate ability to provide support to and work with individuals and groups from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, disability and/or ethnic backgrounds.
About Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) at Drake University, in Des Moines, Iowa, is committed to developing educated professionals. Our School couples hands-on training in professional skills with a strong liberal arts education. We offer six undergraduate majors: advertising, public relations, strategic political communication, news, magazine media and digital media production. We also offer an online master's of communication arts.