Assistant or Associate Professor in Digital Storytelling and Design
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The Emerson College Department of Journalism seeks a scholar with extensive professional design experience, especially in visual storytelling, graphics, information and user interface design and with a passion for working with underserved communities. This is a full-time faculty position either at the tenure-track assistant rank or the tenured associate professor rank. Tenure transfer at the associate professor rank is possible if the candidate has already earned tenure and is at that rank at a comparable institution. This faculty colleague would work with the undergraduate and graduate programs in Journalism and the graduate program in Media Design. The appointment begins August 20, 2020.
Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversityin people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college's intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Members of historically underrepresented groups and historically disenfranchised racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will teach existing courses such as Digital Journalist, News Editing and Design, Interactive News, Online Publishing, Visual Storytelling and Reporting, and Long-form Multimedia Visual Storytelling, and/or create his or her own new courses. He or she will be expected to experiment and explore new storytelling forms, and work on the development of courses that could enhance the department's Advanced Journalism Diversity Course offerings, which calls for greater focus on diversity and underserved communities in its learning objectives. The department's undergraduate program has integrated digital design into its foundations courses tier and intends to develop more advanced courses in graphics, information and mobile design throughout the curriculum. Digital design has moved from the art department to editorial in most major newsroom; accordingly, the Journalism Department is actively focusing on approaches to journalism that adopt responsive visual multimedia interfaces to present stories with clarity and highlight user engagement and interaction. Examples include but are not limited to Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Journalistic Storytelling, Drone Photography, and Game Design in Journalism. This position could also develop design courses for non-majors in other Emerson College programs such as Marketing Communication and Communication Studies.
Candidates must have a terminal master's degree (although a Ph.D. would be preferred). The ideal candidate will have college-level teaching experience especially in working with diverse student and learning communities, at least five years of professional experience and a portfolio of work that explores traditional as well as experimental forms of digital design and working with information and visuals, as well as showcasing a passion for working with underserved communities and historically disenfranchised racial and ethnic groups. We expect candidates to have a vibrant professional practice and/or long-term research agenda that they will continue to pursue in the academy and to articulate creative ways that students can be involved.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and contact information for three references. Each material should be saved as a separate document and uploaded into the upload section where it requests your CV later in the application, not the beginning. Preference will be given to applications received by January 15, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled.
Emerson College is the nation's only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,535 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 59 countries and all 50 states.
About Us Emerson College is the nations only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.
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Emerson College is the nation’s premier private college dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, media outlets, and research centers. The College enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and 48 states. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity – in its people, in the curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural and geographical communities. Our inclusive excellence framework recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.