Mass Communications/Multimedia Journalism-Assistant, Associate or Full Professor & Department Chair

St. Cloud State University in Minnesota

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 16, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Date of Appointment:  August 20, 2014


The Department of Mass   Communications at St. Cloud State University is seeking a faculty member,   with the position open to all ranks (Assistant, Associate or Full), to teach   multimedia journalism and serve as department chair in our developing program   of media convergence. We seek candidates who bring multimedia journalism   experience and a wide breadth of modern production skills to our new,   state-of-the-art, digital HD television and multimedia production facilities.   We also seek candidates with leadership experience to chair the Mass   Communications Department, with 50% reassignment from teaching.*  The Mass Communications Department is one   of the largest programs in the university and boasts an extraordinary set of   national award-winning extracurricular offerings such as UTVS Television,   KVSC Radio, the University Chronicle Newspaper, and vibrant student   organizations including the Society of Professional Journalists, the Public   Relations Student Society of America, and the American Advertising   Federation. More department information is available at:


The successful candidate  will provide visionary leadership for the development and implementation of   curriculum and programs that support the departments multiplatform and   convergence programs. They will also teach multimedia journalism concepts,   skills, standards, and practices, multiplatform production, Web design and   development (HTML and CSS), and content management for rapidly changing   technologies such as tablet, mobile, and social media using skills-based,   hands-on approaches. Additionally, the successful candidate will provide   assistance in dimensions of the growing online news operations, advise student   media groups in their multimedia convergence activities, and assist in the   maintenance and operation of the Mass Communications Department website.

 *Employment for this position and service/selection   as department chair is governed under a collective bargaining agreement between   the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU) and the Inter   Faculty Organization (IFO) which can be found at:

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Masters degree in Mass   Communications, Journalism, Multimedia, Multimedia Production or closely   aligned communications field with significant professional experience in   multiplatform and/or multimedia journalism and/or journalism production. 
  • Recent teaching experience   in multimedia journalism, Web design and development, and/or digital   production at the collegiate level. 
  • Leadership roles and   experience within departments, colleges, or schools of mass communication.
  • Evidence of applicable professional   work experience and demonstrated skills in and across multiple digital media   platforms that include multimedia journalism, production and/or content   management.
  • Evidence of and ability to   work with persons from diverse backgrounds, including bring culturally   diverse perspectives to the classroom that promote understandings of   diversity and inclusiveness.


  • PhD or terminal degree in   Mass Communications, Journalism, Multimedia, Multimedia Production, or   closely aligned communications field.
  • Evidence of successful   mentorship, guidance and direction of student media operations. 
  • Professional or academic   experience in television and Web news and sports production.
  • Professional or academic   experience in computer-assisted reporting and data-mining. 
  • Experience in teaching   media law.


Application Information:

To apply for this position,   please continue the process via this website or directly at:

Review of applications will begin Feb. 14, and will continue until the position is filled.  Only complete applications will be   considered. A complete application will include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for   three (3) current professional references
  • Copies of transcripts   (undergraduate/graduate/PhD); if advanced to finalist, official transcripts   will be required.

Contact information: Dr. Roya   Akhavan, Search Committee Chair

Email:; Phone: (320) 308-4202; (320)   308-3293

SCSU is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities, and veterans. SCSU is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

How To Apply

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