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Assistant Professor- Communication

  • November 17, 2019 3:35 PM
    Message # 8126182
    Amber (Administrator)
    • Columbia College Chicago actively promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion as vitally important to its present and future success. These principles are essential to the educational experiences of our students, staff, and faculty.

      The Communication Department of Columbia College Chicago seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Social Media, Digital Strategy and Communication beginning August 2020.

      The Communication Department seeks a scholar with a vibrant research agenda in the emerging field of social media and digital strategy with an emphasis on work in diverse communities. The faculty member will teach courses in two of the college’s newest and fastest growing undergraduate programs, which constitute about one third of the department’s student population: Social Media and Digital Strategy, and Communication. The faculty member may also teach within the department’s new graduate Civic Media program and have the opportunity to collaborate with the School of Media Arts’ Convergence Lab.

      The ideal candidate will have extensive and sustained professional experience within digital communication, social media, analytics, community engagement and/or related fields; a demonstrated record of effective teaching with a diverse student body; and established and ongoing professional relationships within these fields.

      The Department of Communication is one of four departments in the School of Media Arts, which includes Audio Arts and Acoustics, Cinema and Television Arts, and Interactive Arts and Media. As a metropolitan campus with deep connections to Chicago’s diverse media and information landscape, faculty and students in the School of Media Arts are part of a connected city-wide learning laboratory that prepares them to be empowered voices, deeply skilled artists and cultural producers, and leaders in the future of our collective media industries.

    •  Duties & Responsibilities
      • Teach at the undergraduate and, as appropriate, at the graduate level in areas assigned by the Department Chair.
      • Engage with the broader scholarly and professional communities.
      • Supervise and advise and mentor students.
      • Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high-quality, inclusive curriculum consistent with the Columbia College Chicago commitment to equity and social justice.
      • Commit to continuing professional development.
      • Provide service to the college, profession and community.
      • Actively follow and promote Columbia College Chicago policies.

      We seek individuals with a demonstrated ability to work with students from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds, and whose creative, scholarly and/or professional work aligns with our commitment to dismantling systems of privilege and oppression. All faculty members are expected to advance the College's DEI mission. For more information on the office of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion please visit: colum.edu/diversity.

    • Qualifications

     Required Qualifications
    • Doctorate or other terminal degree in Communication, Civic or Digital Media, Digital Strategy, Media Studies, Journalism, or other related discipline.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Professional experience and college teaching experience are highly desirable.
    • Experience with and evidence of commitment to the development of inclusive curriculum consistent with the Columbia College Chicago commitment to equity and social justice.

    Application- For best consideration, apply by December 8th. 

    To apply for this position, submit the following materials online:

    • A letter outlining the applicant’s background, qualifications, and vision for the position
    • A curriculum vitae.
    • Contact information for three references. References will not be contacted without prior consultation with the applicant.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee and is subject to change based on the needs of the department and/or college.

    About the College

    Columbia College Chicago is a private not-for-profit college for creatives serving nearly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Columbia College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Located in downtown Chicago’s South Loop, the College is centered in one of the world's most lively urban cultural areas. Its many competitive advantages include its strong reputation in the creative industries, outstanding faculty and passionate students, impressive technological and physical resources, and a sincere commitment to bringing diverse voices and experiences into proximity with each other to shape new forms of creative practice.

    • At Columbia, we offer a rewarding work environment for our faculty and staff. We take pride in offering competitive benefits with affordable health, dental and vision coverage; flexible spending accounts; commuter benefit program, life and accidental, death & dismemberment coverage; paid and unpaid leave options; work/life benefits; educational assistance programs; and retirement and financial planning benefits.
    • We invite you to join our talented faculty and staff and become part of our collective aspiration to ensure Columbia prepares students for success in their creative fields through innovation, engagement and real-world experiences.
    • Additional Information
    • Position subject to a background screening.
    • This is a non-union position.
    • This position is overtime exempt.
    • Columbia College Chicago is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations concerning civil rights. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

    • Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago

      Job: Faculty

      Schedule: Full-time

      Shift: Day Job

      Job Type: Standard

      Job Level: Manager without Direct Reports

      Travel: No


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