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Assistant/Associate Professor, Journalism and Digital Communication - Communication Studies (F065)

Company: Azusa Pacific University
Location: Azusa
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

Assistant/Associate Professor, Journalism and Digital Communication - Communication Studies Tracking Code F065 Job Description Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor - Journalism and Digital Communication - Position Tracking -Number : F065 School/College: College of the Arts Department: Communication Studies Location: Azusa CA About APU: Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. As a leading Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation. With an intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and internationalization, APU provides high-quality academic programs within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars. APU is honored to have earned the status of a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) for another year. This is a federal designation granted to universities based on the Latino student enrollment percentage and service quality. APU is 1 of only 7 Coalition of Christian Colleges & Universities institutions and 291 schools nationwide to earn this designation. APU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University, recognizing APU's high level of research activity. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Description: The Azusa Pacific University Department of Communication Studies invites applications for journalism and digital communication faculty member who will teach courses in journalism, digital communication, and related areas. The position may also be considered for leadership of the B.A. in Journalism. - The Department of Communication Studies is housed in the College of the Arts and offers three undergraduate programs - Communication Management, Public Relations, and Journalism - along with an MA in Strategic Communication. It also offers a Digital Media and Communication degree completion program at APU's Inland Empire or Murrieta regional campuses. As part of the journalism program, the department supports a student media program that includes an on-campus magazine ( Collide ) and an online news site ( ) where students create video packages, write news stories and upload podcast episodes. The department also operates the Convergent Media Center, a state-of-the-art multimedia room with the latest video production, podcast, design, and publishing technology, and a fully-equipped television studio. Specialization: Journalism, digital communication, and social media. - Responsibilities: This full-time faculty member will teach a mix of courses in the department, with a particular emphasis on journalism, social media, and digital communication. The candidate will anchor the development of students' digital and print media abilities, as well as their understanding of the nature and process of journalism. - The position may also include leadership for the Journalism program, advising students, working closely with the department chairs and the Dean's office to grow the program, innovatively engaging the modern convergent media environment, and mentoring adjunct faculty. Depending on experience and expertise, s/he may also assist in advising the department's student media. Other duties include participating in committee assignments at the department, college, and university levels and participating in all faculty meetings. Level: Assistant/Associate (depending on qualifications) Qualifications: Ph.D. preferred. Master's Degree in a Journalism or Communication Studies related field required. Candidates must also adhere to Azusa Pacific University's Evangelical Christian tradition. Faculty members must sign a "Statement of Faith" (available at ) and adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook . Experience: Professional experience in Media and Journalism is strongly preferred. Workload: Full-time Hire Date: Open until filled. We will begin review of applications in November 2022. Mental Demands:

  • Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
  • Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment. -
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
  • Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations. -
  • Self-starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form. Additional Information: Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at ) , to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook and integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship. Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities - are encouraged to apply. Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates. Application Procedure: To apply, visit . A review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Job Location Azusa, California, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular Site Map
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