Assistant Professor of Communication Studies (Digital Media Arts)

Manchester University

Job Responsibilities: Teach courses in media literacy, digital storytelling, podcasting, and human communication. This position supports the Communication Studies and Digital Media Arts programs with opportunities to develop courses in the candidate’s areas of interest. Teaching responsibilities include working in interdisciplinary contexts, demonstrating a commitment to diversity and inclusivity, and collaborating with community organizations in media production. The teaching load is 24 semester hours per year. This is a fixed term, renewable position with the possibility for a shift to a tenure line.

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Qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication Studies, Media Studies, Digital Media, or a related field. ABD considered, with a clear deadline for completion. An MFA in Media Arts or a related field will be considered. The ideal candidate will have software experience in Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition, and digital media production, including recording, lighting, audio, and editing.

General Information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, master's programs and 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to growing health science programs, including athletic training, nursing, nutrition and nutrigenomics, pharmacy, pharmacogenomics and physical therapy.

Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.

Work Schedule: Onsite classes are generally scheduled between 8 am and 5 pm. Some classes, laboratories, events and/or meetings may be scheduled in the evening or on weekends.

To Apply: We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and submit a cover letter, curriculum vita/resume, teaching philosophy and evidence of effective teaching. Questions can be emailed to

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

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