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[TEACHING / JOB] Assistant Professor of Digital Media Production, Queens University of Charlotte

Summary: Queens University of Charlotte invites applications for an Assistant Professor of
Communication specializing in Digital Media Production. This is a full-time, nine month tenure
track position beginning August 2014 reporting to the Dean of the Knight School of

Qualifications and Experience Required: Ideal candidates will cross media platforms and demonstrate
knowledge of, research/creative interest, and teaching proficiency in interactive media and data
visualization, mobile and web-based application development, and digital video production. The
School’s undergraduate degree in Journalism and Digital Media includes courses in journalism,
digital media production, and media studies and criticism, with a focus on community engagement,
digital literacy, and new media innovation. We are looking for applicants skilled in cross-platform
storytelling and information analysis, and committed to using digital technologies to civically
engaged ends.

Applicants must possess a high degree of technical competency to participate in partnerships with
journalism, media industries, technology startups, and civic agencies. MFA or PHD required.
Preference will go to candidates with an active exhibition history and significant practical
experience in an active production environment. Candidates with the MS only will be considered
for a non-tenure track appointment. Prior undergraduate-level teaching experience and a
commitment to teaching excellence are required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching undergraduate classes in digital media production.
  • Research/creative work is required for tenure.
  • Service to the school, university and community.

Work Conditions:

  • Work in office environments, involving contact with faculty, staff, students, parents, service
  • providers and vendors.
  • Work has deadlines, interruptions, and may be stressful at times.

Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation)

  • Visual Abilities: Read reports, create presentations and use a computer system.
  • Hearing: Hear well enough to communicate with coworkers, vendors, and students.
  • Dexterity, Grasping, Feeling: Write, type and use the telephone, copier, and computer systems.
  • Mobility: Open files and operate office machines; move between departments and attend meetings across campus.
  • Talking: Frequently convey detailed or important instructions and ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Lifting, Pulling, Pushing: Exert up to 50 pounds for force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Application Process

Qualified candidates should submit via email to all of the following in
(.doc) or (.pdf) format:

  1. a letter of interest,
  2. current curriculum vitae,
  3. three letters of reference,
  4. one-page teaching philosophy, AND
  5. links to web-based portfolio of personal work and student work.

Be sure to include REF: KSC-DMP and YOUR NAME in your email Subject Line.  (Example: REF: KSC-DMP, Shawn Mullin)

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2013.

About Queens

Queens University of Charlotte is a private, co-educational, Presbyterian affiliated comprehensive university located in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina, and is consistently ranked in the top tier of Southern Regional Masters Universities. The university has more than 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in programs offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the McColl School of Business, the James L. Knight School of Communication, the Wayland H. Cato Jr. School of Education, the Andrew Blair College of Health and the Presbyterian School of Nursing. Additional information about Queens University of Charlotte may be found at

Queens values campus diversity and demonstrates this in campus initiatives; we particularly encourage members of historically under-represented groups to apply.

Only candidates who best match requirements of job will be contacted. The position will be removed from the website once an offer is extended and accepted, or when a sufficient candidate pool is identified. Due to limited staff resources, phone calls cannot be accepted or returned.

Queens University of Charlotte values campus diversity and demonstrates this in campus initiatives; we particularly encourage members of historically under-represented groups to apply. Queens is an equal opportunity employer, completely and firmly committed to supporting and celebrating all forms of diversity. Queens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identify, religion, age, national origin, disability, political beliefs, veteran status, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, employment and hiring policies, or other Universityadministered programs. Any applicant for employment who needs any reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Director of Human Resources (704-337-2297 or

Queens offers medical (PPO or a high deductible option with Health Savings Account) and dental insurance, domestic partner benefits, defined contribution retirement plan & supplemental retirement plan, paid holidays, tuition remission, Queens-paid life insurance, supplemental life insurance, dependent life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care, qualified transportation expense), long-term disability leave, FMLA leave, reduced cost meals at Morrison Dining Hall, and employee assistance program (EAP).