- Location details
- Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
- Position type
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Non-tenure track
LMU is launching an interdisciplinary initiative to capitalize on our existing strengths in the broadly defined area of media studies. As part of this initiative we are recruiting 2 full-time, non-tenure-track (9 month, term), Assistant Clinical Professors. These positions will be for an initial appointment of 3 years, with the potential for renewal, with a start date of August 15, 2020. A full-time teaching load is 3 courses or the equivalent of 12 units per semester.
One of these positions will be housed in the Department of English and the other in the Department of Communication Studies; however, it is expected that both positions will have the capacity to teach, mentor, and build student and faculty community across Departments. These positions require a strong commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation.
Ideal candidates should demonstrate a critical or political-economic approach to media studies or journalism production. The successful candidate will have the capacity to teach professional practice as well as theoretical courses.
Candidates must be able to teach courses in two or more of the following: digital humanities, visual journalism, data journalism or computer assisted reporting, digital media, digital rhetoric, social media, web-based technologies, media entrepreneurship, media industries and economy, network analytics, or augmented and virtual realities.
Ideal candidates will meet all minimum qualifications and also have the following: An outstanding record of professional work, inclusive of (but not limited to): academic publication, documentary production, news writing and reporting, social media production and management, broadcast journalism, or public interest research.
Minimum qualifications: The position requires a minimum of a Master’s Degree in a relevant field; a minimum of 1 year college-level teaching experience (including graduate teaching) or the equivalent; and professional experience related to potential teaching areas. Applicants with PhDs are potentially preferred, depending on overall professional expertise and qualifications. Given the innovative, interdisciplinary approach being taken toward these positions, applicants will be considered based on a holistic evaluation of their education and practical experiences.
- Letter of Application that includes a discussion of overall qualifications, potential to teach and develop courses in the designated areas, and reflections on media education in relation to LMU’s particular educational mission.
- Professional resume/CV.
- A separate statement outlining the candidate’s commitment and approach to interdisciplinarity and innovation as it pertains to media studies.
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness. This evidence should include a formal teaching philosophy, which details the principles and values underlying the applicant’s approach to the process of teaching and classroom engagement. In addition, the candidate should include compelling evidence of classroom teaching, or teaching-related experience; this evidence might include: complete copies of course evaluations, peer teaching evaluations, sample syllabi for existing or proposed courses, course descriptions, course assignments, or detailed discussions of non-classroom based teaching or mentoring experiences.
- Unofficial transcripts for highest degree obtained. (Official transcripts will be required of finalists during campus interviews).
- 3 examples of academic and/or professional work.
- 3 professional letters of reference, at least one of which should attest to efficacy in teaching and mentoring.
About the Home Colleges:
The Department of English is housed in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts (BCLA). BCLA is founded on respect for our diverse global community and passion for creating a more just and humane society. BCLA hosts a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences as well as interdisciplinary majors and minors. BCLA students have access to many high impact educational experiences, including global immersions, internships, community-based learning, and research opportunities integrated with their academic programs. BCLA graduates have developed the intellectual capacity, ethical and moral reasoning, creative spirit, effective communication, and vital intercultural skills needed to succeed in today's world. LMU’s interdisciplinary Journalism program is housed in the English department. It offers hands-on instruction in the reporting, writing, editing, and technological skills that students need to become professional and ethical journalists, and balances practice with theory by critiquing media representations through the lenses of critical studies, rhetoric, and communication theory.
The Department of Communication Studies is housed in the College of Communication and Fine Arts (CFA). CFA is a dynamic educational context that brings together the diverse interests of students and faculty in communication studies and the performing, critical and aesthetic arts of theatre, dance, music, studio arts, art history, an interdisciplinary and applied studies program-- as well as a graduate program in marital and family (art) therapy along with a Master of Fine Arts in performance and pedagogy. The historical and emergent theories, techniques, and intentions of each of these disciplines are promoted and dynamized in the notion of communication as art and art as communication and driven by the powerful mission of Loyola Marymount University. Within CFA, the Department of Communication Studies (CMST) is home to nearly 500 undergraduate majors and a rapidly growing Minor in Public Relations. CMST’s curriculum integrates mission-driven values, essential knowledge and skills from across a range of communication studies sub-disciplines, and a commitment to meeting the pragmatic needs of students entering complex post-graduate landscapes.
Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks qualified applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer. Women, persons of color, LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming individuals, people living with disabilities, and others with diverse life experiences and beliefs are encouraged to apply. (Visit www.lmu.edu for more information.)
All interested applicants MUST apply online at https://jobs.lmu.edu/. Inquiries or comments (including those regarding required materials) should be directed to INDmediaposition@lmu.edu. For fullest consideration all materials should be received by October 1.
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