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[ecrea] Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Practice in Visual Communication, Texas Tech University

Mon Jan 16 19:12:22 GMT 2017

    Requisition Number 9560BR

      Position Description

The College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University seeks a scholar and teacher with production and post-production skills in graphic design, photography, video, data visualization, and multimedia, with a special emphasis on science communication. This is a non-tenure-track, full-time position, renewable annually based on performance. Candidates must possess a MA, MFA or Ph.D. in a related field at the time of application.

This position would reside within the Communication Training Center (CTC) of the College of Media & Communication, and the successful candidate will offer regular workshops for doctoral students and faculty for improving graphic design, data visualizations, videos, photos, etc. in grant proposals and major publication manuscripts. This position would also offer consulting services for select major proposals and publication manuscripts as designated by the Vice President for Research.

The successful candidate will also teach two courses per long academic semester, with additional opportunities for summer teaching, within the College of Media & Communication. She or he will have a proven track record of professional accomplishment and substantial teaching experience in graphic design and at least one of the following areas: photography, videography, digital media post-production, interactive media, and/or web design. Preference will be given to candidates with backgrounds in the visual communication of scientific, medical or technical concepts.

Preferred qualifications include a combination of at least five years of combined professional/practical and post-secondary teaching experience; exceptional visual and interpersonal communication skills; a strong portfolio of professional media production work; and experience working across academic disciplines in a variety of communication contexts.

The CTC is an exciting new university-wide initiative designed to provide supplemental and advanced training in oral and visual communication for faculty and graduate students across the institution, as directed by the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan. We are looking for a dynamic, creative-minded individual who enjoys working with faculty from a broad array of disciplines, including but not limited to the Humanities, Education, Health Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

      Application Procedure

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to those applications completed prior to January 15, 2017. A complete description is available at Apply on-line at You will be asked to provide a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a list of three references with complete addresses and phone numbers, and a letter of application describing your teaching experience, creative/professional accomplishments, and/or research agenda. The Requisition Number for the position is 9560BR.

The search committee is headed by Drs. Jerod Foster and Robert Peaslee, co-Chairs. Questions may be addressed to them at (jerod.w.foster /at/ <mailto:(jerod.w.foster /at/>or (robert.peaslee /at/ <mailto:(robert.peaslee /at/>, or by calling +1 (806) 834-2562.

The preferred start date for employment is July 16, 2017.

      About Us

The College of Media & Communication has approximately 1500 undergraduate majors, 122 MA students and 36 Ph.D. students. It maintains high standards for teaching, even as its reputation as a media and communication research center grows. Junior faculty hires from top doctoral programs in recent years reflect the college’s ascendance. In addition to Hispanic and international communication, research strengths among college faculty include strategic, health, and political communication as well as social scientific research methods.

Texas Tech University is included among the elite group of 115 doctoral institutions that has received the “Highest Research Activity” designation in the 2015 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

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