Posted: 03/27/2012 by soansf
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES
POSITION: A one-year appointment as Visiting Professor in Electronic Media is available starting August 2012. Responsibilities include a 4/4 teaching load (12 credit hours per semester) of classes in the Electronic Media program. Teaching responsibilities include at least two courses in the following areas: introductory video production, advanced video production, and/or multimedia production; and at least one course in the following areas: electronic media criticism, documentary theory, and/or scriptwriting.
QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate or MFA in Mass Communication or a related field required. ABDs in Mass Communication or a related field with evidence of degree completion by August 2012 will be considered. Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in college/university level teaching required, and a scholarly publication and/or creative achievement record desired.
COMPENSATION: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. UNI provides an excellent fringe benefits package including TIAA-CREF and IPERS retirement plans, and group life, disability, medical and dental insurance.
APPLICATION: Send a letter of application (including a description of areas of academic expertise); vita (including a complete record of past employment and experience); evidence of teaching effectiveness (including copies of official student evaluation summaries); examples of creative work (DVD or online portfolios accepted); and the names and contact information of at least three references to:
Attn: Electronic Media Search Committee
Department of Communication Studies
University of Northern Iowa
326 Lang Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0139
Phone: (319) 273-6118
Fax: (319) 273-7356
Electronic applications may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications received by April 4, 2012 will be given full consideration. The Department of Communication Studies encourages applications from persons of color, women, persons living with disabilities, and veterans. Pre-employment background checks are required.
DEPARTMENT: The Department of Communication Studies is comprised of a well-supported set of curricula, programs, and activities employing more than 30 full-time faculty and staff. The department has about 50 graduate students and about 600 undergraduate students in department majors. The university community is served by the department’s basic course and co-curricular offerings. Undergraduate majors offered include Electronic Media, Communication, Speech Communication/Theatre Education, Political Communication and Public Relations in addition to various minors such as Journalism and Leadership. A vibrant Master’s Program offers Communication Education, Communication, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication (& Human Resources), Performance Studies, and Public Relations. The department also provides or supports several co-curricular and extra-curricular programs which include Performance Studies, which produces four major productions each year; Society of Professional Journalists; Public Relations Student Society of America and its sister service organization—PRide; Cedar River Productions, a student organization that produces video for campus, government, and non-profit groups; Communication Student Associations (both undergrad and grad); and ties to the student radio station and student newspaper.
UNIVERSITY: The University of Northern Iowa provides a high quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs.
One of three state universities, UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards. U.S. News and World Report ranked UNI in the top three among Midwest public universities for the past 16 years.
The university’s size -- just more than 13,100 students -- allows it to offer faculty, facilities and academic choices of a large university, while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a compact, park-like campus. With more than 40 major buildings on 940 acres, the campus can still be crossed in an easy 15-minute walk.
Experiential learning opportunities such as undergraduate research, internships, student teaching, international study programs, community service and cooperative education create a classroom connection with real-world experience. A rigorous liberal arts curriculum equips students with a broad understanding and knowledge of how to apply and acquire new information throughout life.
Activities on campus are plentiful for both students and the community. The university offers a full calendar of fine- and performing-arts events offered by music and theatre students, many of which take place in the acoustically outstanding Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The GBPAC also hosts numerous national touring acts as part of its artist series. Panther athletics sponsors 17 varsity intercollegiate sports, 7 men's programs and 10 women's programs.
COMMUNITY: UNI is located in picturesque Cedar Falls, Iowa, a riverfront town with many recreational, cultural and entertainment opportunities. It was named a 2010 Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The metropolitan community of Cedar Falls/Waterloo has a combined population of 165,000 and offers a pleasant residential setting with a strong and growing industrial base. Cedar Falls is a friendly, affordable community located about 300 miles from Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago.
The University is an equal opportunity employer with a comprehensive plan for affirmative action.
UNI is a smoke-free campus.