University of North Texas - Dallas Visiting Lecturer of Digital Production in Dallas, Texas

Job Description

The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for a full-time Visiting Lecturer position in Communication and Technology, beginning Fall 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to achieve excellence in teaching and to assist in further development of the UNTD Communication and Technology Department, which offers the B.A. degree with tracks in digital production, strategic communication, communication studies, and sports communication. This new faculty member will assist in developing curricula, service and experiential learning opportunities, academic and community partnerships, and production internships in nonprofit, media, and for-profit sectors throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience in radio production and can advise student radio initiatives at UNT Dallas.

The Communication and Technology program currently includes a Speaking Center and online student radio station. The university will complete a new academic building in March 2019, which will feature a 6,000 square-foot media production suite and second radio station. We seek to develop a high-quality media production program that teaches students the tools, technologies, and creative strategies of web design, cross-platform writing, social media, video production, digital photography, and audio production. It is our goal to build a state-of-the-art Communication and Technology Department in one of the country’s premier media markets, providing training, networking, and direct access to jobs for our graduates.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position is responsible for teaching four (4) courses per semester. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in such service activities as curriculum development, online course development, student recruiting and advising, program assessment, project development, program leadership, and committee leadership.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

  • M.A./M.S. in communication, screenwriting, television production, sports communication, or other closely related field
  • Evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching undergraduate courses in multimedia production, including video production, web design, media writing, social media, digital photography, or audio production
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills
    Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Communication or other closely related field; or MFA in digital production, screenwriting, or other closely related field
  • Experience in curriculum development and online teaching
  • Experience working with the Adobe Creative Cloud platform
  • Experience in building and supervising student media entities
  • Experience in developing and implementing service learning and experiential learning in curricular and co-curricular settings
  • Experience in professional communication, such as media production, journalism, or strategic communication
  • Academic experience working on a university campus with a culturally diverse population
    Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions

Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit CV; letter of application outlining the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; contact information for three professional references; and unofficial graduate transcripts to http://unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com/. Statements of teaching interests and teaching philosophy may also be requested. Semi-finalists may be required to conduct Skype interviews; finalists may be required to present a teaching demonstration.

For additional information visit http://untdallas.peopleadmin.com or contact Ms. Michelle Baptiste at Michelle.Baptiste@untdallas.edu, or by calling 972-338-1501. Questions can also be directed to Dr. Glenda Balas, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at 972-338-1526 or Glenda.Balas@unt.edu. Ms. Sara Holmes, Program Coordinator for Languages and Communication, can address questions related specifically to the Communication and Technology Department. She can be reached at sara.holmes@untdallas.edu

Requisition Number: FAC - 201000000278

Job Title: Visiting Lecturer of Digital Production

Driving University Vehicle?: No

Work Schedule: As required to meet the academic schedule

Substitution of Experience/Education: No