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Faculty Position FY18-061
November 8, 2017

Position Title
Assistant Professor in Culture and Gender Media Studies

Hiring Unit
College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Mass Communications

Job Description
The Department of Mass Communications at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville seeks candidates for a tenure track position in culture and gender studies in media. The candidate should able to teach cultural and gender studies in media, introductory mass communications and society courses, and media writing courses. Ability to teach media ethics and communications technology is a plus. Additional opportunities exist to teach courses in the candidate’s areas of experience in both the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Department of Mass Communications has an ACEJMC accredited program, and its curriculum provides its majors, minors and graduate students with a comprehensive background in mass communications, plus specific professional preparation in Print and Electronic Journalism, Television-Radio, Corporate and Institutional Media, and Media Advertising.

SIUE, with a student population of more than 14,000, is situated on 2,600 beautiful acres just 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis. Faculty can reside in rural, suburban or urban settings, all in close proximity to the university, and are able to take advantage of the benefits of the 21st largest media in the U.S.

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The successful candidate should possess an earned Ph.D. in Journalism, Mass Communications, Communications, or related discipline. Persons who have not completed all degree requirements by the beginning of the contract period (ABD) may be considered for a one-year term appointment at the rank of instructor until the degree is completed. Preference will be given to an applicant who has expressed interest in cultural studies and media (particularly around issues related to gender) and communication and emerging technologies, and have the potential to conduct scholarly research in these areas.

Terms of Appointment
Full-time, tenure track, academic year (nine-month) appointment beginning August 16, 2018.

Source of Funds

Commensurate with experience and credentials.

Application Process
Please send CV, unofficial copies of transcripts, cover letter and three reference letters to:
Search Committee Chair
Department of Mass Communications
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Campus Box 1775
Edwardsville, IL 62026

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. For optimal consideration in a first pool of applicants, all application materials must be received by December 4, 2017. A second pool of applicants may be reviewed after this date if the position is not filled from the first pool of applicants. The position will remain open until the position is filled.

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