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Assistant Professor of Social Media - Department of Journalism/College of Communication and Fine Arts, Central Michigan University
Main Duties:
The Department of Journalism at Central Michigan University seeks one full-time nine-month tenure-track assistant professor to teach social media courses in its nationally accredited program beginning Aug. 15, 2018.
Required Knowledge:
Required: • PhD in journalism, mass media or a closely related field. (ABD considered but must have PhD in hand by Aug. 15, 2018.) • A well-defined and active research agenda and ability to work across disciplines to help the department position itself as a leader in the field. • Demonstrated ability to implement social media strategies. • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. Preferred: • Experience in news/editorial, advertising and/or public relations is preferred. • Experience securing external grants is desired. • Significant professional experience in social media.
Required Experience:
The successful applicant will teach social media courses, oversee and develop the online social media certificate program, take a lead role in integrating media analytics into our majors, teach in other related areas subject to the candidate's expertise and the needs of the department, and maintain an active scholarly and service agenda. The candidate chosen will bring the latest social media expertise to the classroom and be passionate about teaching social media strategy and evaluation, how to build a personal online brand, and related legal and ethical issues. This position will strengthen newly focused connections with other departments in our college and pursue collaborative opportunities for students and faculty in social media. We seek candidates who are forward-looking and versatile and ready to lead in curricular innovation and development.
Special Requirement:
Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a national university with 26,000 students and 220,000 alumni. CMU offers 200+ undergraduate to doctoral-level programs on campus, online and at satellite locations. Our students benefit from academic excellence, faculty who teach and involve them in research and scholarly activities, a strong sense of community, and hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences. Employees have a nationally recognized wellness program and health care and benefits that exceed national norms. Our quaint, tight-knit community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, restaurants, brew pubs and cultural activities including concerts, plays and renowned speakers. We are an hour or two from the state's largest cities, sunset beaches, and golf and ski resorts. The Department of Journalism is accredited by ACEJMC and offers the BA and BS degree in advertising, journalism and photojournalism majors and a public relations concentration. The department is also a key partner in the university's Integrated Public Relations major. CMU is located in the heart of Michigan, where outdoor activities abound and metro cultural centers are an easy drive away. To learn more about the department, visit the departmental website.
Application Process:
Candidates must send a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness at the college level, and a list of three references. Review of applications begins Feb. 19, 2018. Applications must be submitted online at CMU is an AA/EO institution, providing equal opportunity to all persons, including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. (see Apply Here: