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Saint Peter’s University, The Jesuit University of New Jersey

Main Campus
2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Instructor of Communication and Media Culture
Non-Tenure Track

The Department of Communication and Media Culture at Saint Peter’s University, the Jesuit University of New Jersey, invites applications for a full time non-tenure track position at the rank of Instructor/Assistant Professor beginning in fall of 2019. The Department consists of four full-time faculty members with expertise in media theory and practice; print, multi-media and online journalism; film and broadcast studies; public relations and public speaking; creative, business and screen writing, and media ethics and research. Students majoring and minoring in the discipline are expected to recognize and think critically about mediated communication theories, processes and practices while developing strong skills to meet professional standards in written, spoken and visual mediated communication. We emphasize small classes, rigorous academics, internships that provide real-world experience, community service, and a caring community that supports the whole student.

The successful candidate will have a minimum Master’s Degree (Ph. D. preferred) in Communication, Media Studies, Journalism, or related fields; excellent teaching, writing, oral, and online skills; at least two years practical experience in communication-related fields, and expertise in either audio/visual production or social, digital and convergence media. Contributions to professional or academic publications and public presentations is a plus.

Primary duties include but are not limited to: teaching four courses per semester; advising and mentoring a wide and culturally diverse range of students; providing input on curriculum and assessments of student learning; active participation in departmental and university activities, and occasionally supervising internships. The ability to create university-industry partnerships is welcome.

Saint Peter’s University is especially interested in recruiting those who can contribute to the university community’s desire to increase its diversity, and ensure that faculty, students, and staff members from underrepresented and marginalized populations are an integral part of the life and governance of the institution.

The successful candidate will have a minimum Master’s Degree (Ph. D. preferred) in Communication, Media Studies, Journalism, or related fields; excellent teaching, writing, oral, and online skills; at least two years practical experience in communication-related fields, and expertise in either audio/visual production or social, digital and convergence media. Contributions to professional or academic publications and public presentations is a plus.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation electronically through the application portal at https://saintpeters.peopleadmin.com/. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Saint Peter’s is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Established in 1872, Saint Peter’s University blends a unique learning experience for students that is shaped by rigorous academics, internships that provide real-world experience, community service, and a caring community that supports the development of whole student. Serving more than 3500 students in undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs, full-time undergraduate enrollment at Saint Peter’s has grown over 20% in the last five years making it the fastest growing independent university in New Jersey. Saint Peter’s was named first among institutions across the nation as the recipient of the 2018 ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation. For 2019, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Saint Peter’s 12th for “Best Value” in the Regional Universities North Category, making it the best value in New Jersey.

Saint Peter’s main campus is located in Jersey City, the second largest and the most diverse city in New Jersey. The campus is easily accessible by car or public transportation and is minutes from the Journal Square PATH train (via campus shuttle, city bus, taxi, or walking). This station is a major hub connecting Jersey City with Newark and Hoboken, and with New York City, a global center of culture, business, and professional opportunities. Saint Peter’s at the Meadowlands campus is located in Lyndhurst near major highways (New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 3 and 17).