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JOB: Professor of Digital Media, FIU

Assistant or Associate Professor of Digital Media

  • Opening Date: 2019-12-18
  • Job Opening Id: 520222
  • College/Division: College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts
  • Department: Journalism and Media

About the FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts 

The FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) provides students with the distinct experience of working closely with an award-winning faculty in nationally ranked accredited programs in the heart of Miami, North Miami, Miami Beach, and Wynwood—four of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities. CARTA emphasizes experiential learning, where students learn by doing through art and design studios, performances and productions, a student-run communication agency, and student news bureaus in Miami, New York City and Washington DC.  Focused on its engaged mission of driving the information, innovation, and cultural economy of South Florida and beyond, CARTA is committed to a trans-disciplinary, experiential learning curriculum that prepares graduates for meaningful careers and leadership in their chosen professions.  

Position Description and Qualifications

The Department of Journalism + Media in the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) at Florida International University seeks a dynamic faculty member for either:

  • a tenure track/tenured Assistant/Associate Professor of Digital Media or
  • a non-tenure-earning/non-tenured Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Professional Practice in Digital Media.

The successful candidate will teach digital storytelling: writing, coding, multimedia design, data visualization, social media strategies, audio and video integration. We are looking for someone who has a talent for identifying media trends and emerging platforms and can help prepare our students for next-generation storytelling.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for integrating storytelling and technology; a portfolio of work in one or more of the following areas: multimedia storytelling, data-driven narrative, augmented and/or virtual reality; and experience teaching. Candidates who bring a research focus that complements one or more of the Department’s research areas in climate change, science and health communication, multi-cultural communication and emerging technologies will be especially considered.

This is a full-time 9-month tenured/tenure track position or a multi-year, non-tenure earning professional practice appointment (initial appointment of 3 years) and is renewable upon mutual consent. A Ph.D. or related terminal degree is required for the tenured/tenure track position. Alternatively, a master’s degree and substantial experience are required for the clinical professional practice position. Candidates are expected to have a dynamic professional practice and/or an active research agenda in keeping with the department’s tenure and promotion standards. Ideally creative or research activity will find opportunities to include qualified students. The initial appointment will start in August 2020.

About the Program

The BS in Digital Communication and Media is a STEM-designated degree by the State of Florida that combines technology, media and storytelling, preparing students for a wide range of opportunities in media and business. Students in this program may participate in the School of Communication and Journalism’s new Immersive Studio for Altered Reality (I*STAR), which is scheduled to go online in 2020. For more information about ISTAR:

About the Department

The Department of Journalism + Media offers degrees in Digital Media and Communication, TV Production, Broadcast Media and Journalism. Most classes take place on the stunning Biscayne Bay campus in culturally diverse north Miami-Dade County. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in our curriculum as well as in the ranks of our faculty, students and staff. The department’s teaching philosophy is to educate by doing. Our curriculum balances theory and practice while offering our students experiential learning opportunities in content creation, storytelling, video and audio production and social media.

Application Process

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 520222 at and attach the following:

  1. A letter of interest (maximum two pages) that summarizes the candidate’s background and teaching, research and service objectives.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Portfolio of relevant teaching, professional, and research/scholarly work in PDF format not to exceed 10MB. The portfolio may include links to online work.
  4. Names and contact information of three references. They will be contacted if the applicant is shortlisted.

Direct any questions to Dr. Susan Jacobson, Chair of the Search Committee, via email at

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 18th 2020 and continue until the position is filled.