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Instructor of Digital Communication and Media Department of Journalism and Mass Communication - South Dakota State University
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The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at South Dakota State University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month Instructor of Digital Communication and Media. SDSU is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. RESPONSIBILITIES: We seek candidates to teach courses in digital communication and media in the department’s majors (Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations) and Communication Studies in the School of Communication and Journalism to be formed summer 2018. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned Doctorate in Advertising, Communication Studies, Journalism, Strategic Communication or a closely related field and 2 years of relevant professional experience; Or, an earned Master’s degree in Advertising, Communication Studies, Graphic Design, Journalism, Strategic Communication or a closely related field, and 5 years of relevant professional experience; Demonstrated skills in design (web and print), writing, and emerging technologies; Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud and social media platforms; Demonstrated effective written communication skills; Demonstrated effective oral communication and interpersonal relations skills. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Demonstrated proficiently in video and audio editing and recording; College teaching experience. Applicants must submit a portfolio of their work.
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UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY: South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive higher education institution. As South Dakota’s Morrill Act land-grant university, SDSU had a fall 2016 enrollment of 12,613 students from all 50 states and 85 countries. Students choose from 73 majors, 36 specializations, 75 minors, 35 master’s degree programs, 15 Ph.D. programs, and two professional doctorates. With approximately 200 undergraduate majors, 40 graduate students, and 11 full-time faculty, the ACEJMC-accredited Department of Journalism and Mass Communication offers majors in Advertising, Journalism, and Public Relations. In summer 2018, the department will become part of the School of Communication and Journalism. From its roots as a land grant university established in 1881, SDSU today is a vibrant, complex Carnegie Research University – High Intensity institution that competes in Division I athletics. SDSU is the center of life in Brookings, a community of 23,773 in eastern South Dakota. Brookings is a safe, family-friendly, vibrant, thriving community with many amenities you would find in a much larger city, but with a small-town feel.
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APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by March 7, 2018. APPLICATION PROCESS: SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.” The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; Curriculum Vitae; portfolio (attached as ‘other document’); and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check. South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. For questions on the position, contact Professor Roxanne Lucchesi at [email protected] or (605) 688-4171.