Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor (non-tenure track, renewable) - Hubbard School
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 46116.00 - 90000.00
Internal Number: 342443
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites nominations and applications for three, renewable full-time, non-tenure track faculty positions to teach in digital strategy/storytelling areas of the School’s curriculum:
Digital strategic communication - The Hubbard School is looking for at least two people who have helped grow professional organizations (agency, nonprofit, corporate, etc.), with a track record of elevating digital creative content, mentoring diverse and talented staff and training the next generation of digital strategic communicators. The candidate will be responsible for teaching three classes each semester, including one or more of the following: Digital Strategy in Strategic Communication; Media Planning; Digital Content for Brand Communications; Professional Writing for Strategic Communication; or Advertising Strategy and Creative Development; Strategic Communication Campaigns; and/or Advertising Strategy and Creative Development. The ideal candidate may also teach and develop new curricula in the area of social media strategy, management, and analytics.
Digital and multimedia storytelling - The Hubbard School is also seeking an expert in multimedia storytelling to teach students fundamental and advanced digital storytelling strategies. The candidate will be responsible for teaching three classes each semester, including one or more of the following: Multimedia Production and Storytelling; Interactive and Data Journalism; Magazine Editing and Production; News Reporting and Writing; Advanced Multimedia Storytelling; Digital Content for Brand Communications; or other advanced classes. Depending on the candidate’s skills, the candidate may also develop new curricula or special projects courses in the area of mobile multimedia storytelling, multimedia editing, or multimedia strategic communication.
These 9-month contract faculty positions are benefits-eligible, renewable and carry the academic title of Teaching Assistant Professor (non-tenure track). Appointment at the rank of Teaching Associate Professor (non-tenure track) may be considered for a candidate with advanced teaching and professional experience. The anticipated start date for the positions are August, 2022; though the School may have one opening that begins January 2022.
We are seeking three or more outstanding professionals with teaching and mentoring interests in digital strategy, strategic communication branding and campaigns, or multimedia storytelling to provide mentoring to the School’s students working in the strategic communication or multimedia storytelling sequences, providing career-development training for students in advanced classes, and teaching three classes per academic term. Contract teaching professors are also expected to be actively engaged in regional, national or international professional communities, demonstrate an understanding of curriculum development and assessment relevant to their professional expertise, and participate in mentoring students for professional careers.
Successful candidates will be passionate about training students to be strategic communicators and/or multimedia storytellers who can think critically, write clearly and ask tough questions in a fast-paced world; who are both deeply skilled in digital strategy or multimedia storytelling and accustomed to training professionals in the areas of digital advertising, branding, or multimedia storytelling or reporting; creative, engaged, and willing to embrace new methods and media. Applicants should be proficient in teaching digital brand communication techniques, multimedia storytelling, or strategic branding and campaign communication and engaged in relevant professional societies.
Minimum required qualifications: A B.A. in Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication or closely related field with 5 or more years of professional experience; or a professional M.A. or PhD in Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication or related field with 2 or more years of professional experience, will be considered for these teaching faculty position openings.
Meaningful professional experience is required, and candidates are encouraged to document their teaching and professional experience and/or industry engagement relevant to the position in their application letter. Experience with teaching, training and/or mentorship is required. The Hubbard School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.
Preferred candidates will have a track record of creative excellence teaching traditional and digital creative skills to enhance digital storytelling, brand strategy, or digital content strategy; ethical judgment and skill to teach students how to make tough calls and work with diverse audiences; demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in both professional practices and as contributors to an inclusive working and learning environment. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating:
Five years of major-market regional or national experience planning and producing digital content or campaigns, or equivalent experience
Exceptional storytelling skills that integrate multimedia elements such as text, video, photo, graphics and data
Experience writing and/or editing digital content and utilization of AP style and/or have expertise in social media promotion and distribution, web metrics and SEO
Familiarity with new and emerging tools, content management systems and technologies for digital storytelling
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.