Assistant Professor, Communication

13 Sep 2023
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13 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor, Communication

Job ID: 263373
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of nearly 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Columbus, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community -

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence the Spencer House in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Moore, the U.S. Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at<> .

Job Summary

The Department of Communication at Columbus State University seeks applicants for a fulltime, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to support instruction in the Integrated Media and Film Production (undergraduate) and Creative Services Management (graduate) tracks. The position will begin August 1, 2024.

Columbus State University provides a creative, personalized, and relevant college experience. Serving the Southeast, while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,00 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education.

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Undergraduate courses the selected candidate will be expected to teach include: Video Production 1, 2, 3 (Documentary/narrative), Interactive Media Production, Podcasting, Social and Digital Media Creation and Analytics, and Research. Graduate courses will include: Client Relations, Strategic Social Media and Data Analytics, Persuasive Content Productions, Advanced Production 1 and 2. An active program of research and/or creative projects is expected for tenure. Applicants should be well-versed in qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods as they relate to traditional and digital communication and content creation. Special consideration will be given to candidates with knowledge and/or experience in non-profit or media organizations, client relations, and production experience. The successful candidate must present suitable qualifications to teach graduate level courses to support our Creative Services Management track. An active program of research, specifically within integrated media / film production or in the broader field of creative services is expected for tenure. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to active learning. In addition, the successful candidates will be responsible for supporting our recruitment efforts, our student organizations, and our Non-Profit and Civic Engagement Center (NPACE).

The successful candidate will maintain a 4:4 teaching load each semester. Summer teaching is often available.

Required Qualifications

MA in Communication or related field required. PhD, or MFA in Communication or related field required for tenure. Demonstrated professional experience in and various forms of digital production and content creation are expected.

Proposed Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

Required Documents to Attach

Interested applicants should send the following required materials: a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, a list of professional references, professional current portfolio, and official transcripts. Other materials such as a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching excellence are welcomed. Submit all applications through our Office of Human Resources at Employment Opportunities - Columbus State University. Review of applications will begin in December 2023 and continue until the position has been filled. Applications for full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools {SACS) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline.

Contact Information

Dr. Youngrak Park, Chair, Communication Faculty Search Committee, Department of Communication, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA 31907-5645. Emails may be directed to

Conditions of Employment

Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of Columbus State University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Other Information

Columbus State University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees. Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays. Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

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