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The Department of Communication and Journalism, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), and Honors College at the University of Maine
Main Duties:
The Department of Communication and Journalism, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), and Honors College at the University of Maine invite applications for a full-time, academic-year, tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2014.
Required Knowledge:
Teaching responsibilities are divided evenly between the Department of Communication and Journalism and the Honors College. In Communication and Journalism duties include teaching core undergraduate journalism courses and upper-level courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. In Honors, responsibilities include teaching in the first- and second-year core Honors sequence and upper-level tutorials in the applicant’s area of interest. In addition, the faculty member is expected to develop a program of research, mentor students, and engage them in collaborative work. Other duties include advising Journalism and Honors students, supervision of undergraduate student research and Honors theses, and appropriate university service.
Required Experience:
Requirements: Ph.D. in Mass Communication, Journalism, or related field by appointment date. Candidates must: (1) demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching, provide evidence of successful research, and indicate a potential for mentoring student scholarship; (2) provide evidence of professional journalism or media experience in producing digital media across platforms; and (3) discuss how your qualifications will enable successful interdisciplinary teaching in the University of Maine's Honors College.
Special Requirement:
The Department of Communication and Journalism consists of 9 full-time faculty housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Department offers B.A. degrees in Communication, Journalism, and Mass Communication, an M.A. in Communication with Communication and Mass Communication sequences, and an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. There are 350 undergraduate majors and 25 graduate students. The Honors College is home to more than 750 students who undertake a curriculum that enhances both the breadth and depth of their education. In 2010, the Honors College celebrated 75 years of providing academic opportunities to motivated, intellectually curious undergraduates. These students begin their college careers with a four-semester interdisciplinary core sequence taught in small seminar classes and conclude with a required two-semester senior thesis mentored by a scholar in their field. The University of Maine is a Land Grant institution enrolling 12,000 students, and is the flagship campus of the University of Maine System.
Application Process:
To apply submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, samples of mass communication or journalism research, course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and relevant professional materials. Review of applications will begin December 2, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Submit applications to: [email protected] Inquiries should be sent to Eric Peterson at [email protected] Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Appropriate background check will be required. On January 1, 2011, the University of Maine became a tobacco-free campus. Information regarding UMaine's tobacco-free policy is online at The University of Maine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.