The School of Communication (SOC) at American University is seeking to fill several full-time, one-year teaching positions at the minimum rank of Instructor beginning in Fall 2014.
Public Communication: Five One-Year Terminal Lines
Strategic communication is at the heart of our economy, society, and politics. It’s a field built on ideas and images, persuasion and information, strategy and tactics, and grounded in theory and research. We are looking for instructors who have a strong background in teaching one or more of the following areas: communication theory, qualitative and quantitative research methods, strategic communication writing, principles of strategic communication, and public relations. A proven record of professional experience in at least one of the following is desired: public relations, strategic communication, public opinion or audience research, political communication, social media and/or social marketing. A master’s degree is required; a PhD is preferred as is previous college-level teaching experience. Candidates with experience teaching online courses are especially encouraged to apply.
The position has a 3-3 teaching load, and may include undergraduate and graduate professional courses offered during the week, in the evening, on weekends, or online. The successful candidates must be able to teach General Education courses, such as Understanding Media. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.
Journalism: Two One-Year Terminal Lines
Candidates should have five years or more of professional journalism experience and college teaching experience. A master’s degree is required; a PhD is preferred. Instructors should have experience in contemporary journalism practices and be able to teach basic reporting skills courses as well as media studies courses. The successful candidates will have skills in one of the following areas: Capitol Hill coverage, multimedia storytelling, media law, Web design, data reporting, and nonlinear audio and video editing.
The position has a 3-3 course teaching load, and may include undergraduate and graduate professional courses offered during the week, in the evenings, and on weekends. Depending on background and qualifications, the position also might entail teaching media studies and general education classes. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.
Film and Media Arts: One One-Year Position
Candidates should have several years of professional experience; college teaching experience is preferred. A master’s degree is required; an MFA is preferred. Candidates with expertise and experience in teaching Visual Literacy will be given preference.
The position is a 3-3 course teaching load, and will include as many as two sections of Visual Literacy per semester. Visual Literacy is a required course for all Film and Media Arts majors as well as a General Education course for non-majors. Depending on background and qualifications, the successful candidate also could be assigned to teach other undergraduate or graduate courses offered during the week, in the evenings, or on weekends in Film & Video Production, Writing for Visual Media, Basic Photography and/or Digital Imaging. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.
Salary Information: Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.
To Apply: Email your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references in one PDF document to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify which position you are applying for.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin May 1; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The School of Communication has 1,000 undergraduate and 350 graduate students and offers a broad range of undergraduate, graduate and non-degree programs. The School’s talented and engaged faculty draws from both scholarly and professional backgrounds. For more about the School of Communication, please visit www.american.edu/soc. Women and minority candidates are particularly invited to apply. American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.