The Communication Studies Department at Niagara University
is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Media Studies to begin in fall
Responsibilities: Candidates should have a strong critical media
studies focus, with the ability to teach a variety of courses that incorporate a
media literacy approach. The capacity to teach courses in media writing/production
areas and/or industry experience is also desirable. The teaching load is a 3/3
with the opportunity to develop a new course in the candidate’s area of
specialization. The successful candidate will also be expected to
participate in departmental and university duties, including student advising
and committee work.
The Communication Studies Department applies the
teacher-scholar model and holds an expectation of an active program of scholarly
research and publication, as well as service to the University, the profession,
and the community. The department’s maximum class size is 35 students, and it values
a close-knit collegial community amongst both faculty and students. The
successful candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in Communication or Media
Studies in hand by the time of appointment.
About the Department:
The Communication Studies Department at Niagara University has a curriculum
built on principles of social justice, and seeks to instill in its students the
important contribution that mass media can play in bettering the human
condition. The program is designed to give students a strong background in both
the liberal arts and professional approaches to understanding mass media.
Niagara University, founded in 1856, is a private Catholic institution sponsored
by the Vincentian community. The university overlooks the Niagara River on the
U.S.-Canada border, just north of Niagara Falls, NY, and is in close proximity
to both Buffalo and Toronto.
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Review of applications will begin March 1st and
will continue until the job is filled. Niagara University is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer. Individuals identifying with historically
marginalized populations are particularly encouraged to apply.