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Teaching Assistant/Associate Professors in Digital Strategy/Multimedia Storytelling

Job ID: 63013
Job Views: 869
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Job Category: Academia
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
Posted: 08.12.2021

Job Description

Non-Tenure Track Teaching Faculty Positions - Digital Strategy/Multimedia Storytelling,  University of Minnesota, Hubbard School
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 or more, 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 candidates 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. 

Job Requirements

These 9-month contract faculty positions are benefit-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 Qualifications:
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
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, list of three professional references, and a brief teaching statement describing your teaching experience and philosophy. 
References will not be contacted before candidates are notified during the finalist stage. 
Review of applicants will begin October 1, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled. 
About the Hubbard School
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School has been ranked in several national surveys as among the foremost journalism schools in the United States.
The Hubbard School is ideally situated in one of the nation’s most dynamic and creative metropolitan regions. The Twin Cities region is home to major media institutions, strategic communication (advertising, public relations, interactive/digital communication) firms, and Fortune 500 companies. This allows the Hubbard School to forge innovative partnerships and collaborations between industry and the academy in both research and teaching
About the College of Liberal Arts
Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education.
The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.
How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota’s employment system.
To be considered for this position, please visit the Find a Job page of the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website. Search by the Job Posting Title: Teaching Assistant/Associate Professors of Practice - Hubbard School or by job opening ID 342473.
To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have an opportunity to complete an online application, and to attach (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, your research program and its influence on the field, and your teaching experience and interests in courses in the HSJMC curricula, and (2) your curriculum vitae or resume. 
Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. 
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Learn more about diversity at the U.
Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

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