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Assistant Professor of Communication
Woodbury University

Job Posting Date:12-03-2013
Job Location:Burbank, California, United States
Job Description:Woodbury University’s School of Media, Culture & Design (MCD) invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication beginning Fall 2013.  The department offers a BA in Communication.  Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with teaching experience, professional background, and degrees held. 

Responsibilities:  The candidate must be knowledgeable, sociable, articulate, passionate, and an effective teacher with highly developed communication and organizational skills.  A strong commitment to school and university service is desirable.  The candidate is expected to collaborate with other members of the School of MCD to facilitate cross-disciplinary learning experiences with students in fields such as film, game art and design, media technology, animation, graphic design, psychology and fashion design.

Media Studies Emphasis:  The successful candidate will (1) demonstrate the ability to teach and develop undergraduate courses related to media studies as well as a variety of generalist topics; (2) exhibit the ability to teach and assess classes that include Media Culture, Communication Theory, Media History, Film Studies, Research Methods, Cultural Studies and Senior Seminar; (3) develop and teach upper-level undergraduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise; (4) articulate a scholarly agenda that complements the department’s needs; (5) place students into meaningful internships; and (6) have potential to meet departmental, school, and university requirements for long-term employment and promotion. 
Job Requirements:Qualifications:  An earned PhD in Communication or related field from an accredited institution by the time of appointment (ABD will be considered), as well as teaching experience.  Ideal candidates will be attuned to the latest trends shaping media.  Familiarity with study abroad opportunities is a plus as is knowledge of the assessment of student learning.  We welcome applicants with a strong history of placing students into internships and entry-level jobs.

The University:  Nestled in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains near Griffith Park and Los Angeles’ major film and television production studios, Woodbury University is a student-centered institution dedicated to transforming and preparing students for successful careers in the 21st century.  Founded in 1884, the small, private, not-for-profit university of 1,600 students has developed a philosophy and environment that nurtures creativity and personal accomplishment and offers a unique array of programs in media, design, architecture and business.  The Woodbury community holds professionalism to be a principal value in all its operations and its members build and maintain an environment of mutual respect. 

The Program:  Additional information may be found at

Application:  Review of applications begins immediately and will remain open until April 7.  Send a letter of application, statement on teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to:

Human Resources Office
Woodbury University
7500 Glenoaks Boulevard
Burbank, CA  91510-7846

Email questions to:

Dr. Nicole Keating, Chairperson
[email protected] 
Job Start Date:As Soon As Possible
Job Duration:Indefinite
Number of Jobs:1

Company Name:Woodbury University

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