The Department of Journalism and Communication at Utah State University’s main campus in Logan invites applications for Assistant Professor of Applied Media Studies. We are seeking a person who is constantly forward-focused on emerging digital mediums and can bring the various professional journalism backgrounds represented in our course curriculum together as we continually think about how our media technology affect our social interactions and how our students can graduate with skills that reflect our changing communication technologies. Successful candidates will be able to translate content creation and storytelling tactics across multiple media sources and platforms.
We are seeking a candidate who will be excited to join a growing department with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for students, faculty, and staff. This is an academic-year (nine-month), tenure-track position with an initial start date of August 1, 2023.
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