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Faculty Opportunities

Job Title
Assistant Professor, Advertising and Marketing Communications

Department
Communications and Journalism, School of Communications

Location
St. Louis/Webster Groves, MO

Starting Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 (begins August 2017)

The School of Communications at Webster University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Advertising and Marketing Communications, in our Department of Communications and Journalism. We are seeking candidates with a broad, integrated perspective on advertising and marketing, able to contribute across the areas of our BA and MA programs; fully in touch with current trends and issues; excited by the possibilities of new technologies, audience engagement, and branding; with a strong base in research skills. International experience and interests are a plus. Also desirable are secondary interests in any of the other areas of our Advertising and Marketing Communications curriculum, including visual design, copy writing, campaign strategies, digital strategies, account services, and client management.
A master's degree, professional experience, teaching experience, and evidence of potential for academic career success are required; a Ph.D. is preferred. Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as are candidates with international and interdisciplinary experience.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and advise students in Advertising and Marketing Communications and related areas; provide faculty service; and engage in professional development; including scholarship and creative activity. We are seeking a colleague whose experience and expertise complements that of our existing faculty, who brings new perspectives to discussions of curriculum revision and strategic planning for the department. For more information see http://www.webster.edu/communications/.

Applicants should send: (1) a letter of interest that addresses qualifications and fit to the Department and School, (2) a curriculum vitae and, (3) contact information for three references; additional materials may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates may submit electronic application and required documents online at https://webster.peopleadmin.com/. For more information, please contact search committee chair Scott Jensen at jensensc@webster.edu.

The School of Communications at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship and professional development opportunities. Sixteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level and master's degrees are available in six diverse fields of communications. We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, Leiden, Thailand, Ghana, and Athens, as well as in Saint Louis and online.

Webster University, founded in 1915 with its home campus in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, is the only Tier 1, private, nonprofit university with campus locations around the world including metropolitan, military, online and corporate, as well as American-style traditional campuses in North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

Webster University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff of the highest caliber. Accordingly, Webster University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Job Title
Assistant Professor, Games and Game Design

Department
Electronic and Photographic Media, School of Communications

Location
St. Louis/Webster Groves, MO

Starting Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 (begins August 2017)

The School of Communications at Webster University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Games and Game Design. We are seeking experienced game designers with a record of teaching success, 3+ years of experience as a game designer, an understanding of design theory and history, game engines, and a passion for game development. A successful candidate will have broad knowledge of the field, an area of specialization, and mastery of the technical requirements within the specialization. A Master’s degree, professional experience, teaching experience, and evidence of potential for academic career success are required; an MFA or Ph.D. is preferred. An understanding of game design principles, theory and documentation is mandatory as is an ability to collaborate with our other programs, including Animation, Film, Television and Video Production, and Interactive Digital Media.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and advise students in Games and Game Design and related areas, provide faculty service, and engage in professional development, including scholarship and creative activity. We are seeking a colleague to work as part of a team, contributing to the continued revision and design of the game design program to ensure the maintenance of industry-relevant courses and content, and be both collaborative and entrepreneurial, with skills, experience, and connections that complement those of colleagues in the School and across the University.

Applicants should send: (1) a letter of interest that addresses qualifications and fit to the School, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for three references, and (4) a link to a portfolio containing examples of professional work that may include playable/downloadable demonstrations, images, or videos; additional materials may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit application materials through the job postings site https://webster.peopleadmin.com. For more information, please contact search committee chair Julia Griffey at juliagriffey93@webster.edu.

The School of Communications at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship and professional development opportunities. Sixteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level and master's degrees are available in six diverse fields of communications. We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, Leiden, Thailand, Ghana, and Athens, as well as in Saint Louis and online.

Webster University, founded in 1915 with its home campus in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, is the only Tier 1, private, nonprofit university with campus locations around the world including metropolitan, military, online and corporate, as well as American-style traditional campuses in North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

Webster University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff of the highest caliber. Accordingly, Webster University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


Job Title
Assistant or Associate Professor, Games and Game Design

Department
Electronic and Photographic Media, School of Communications

Location
St. Louis/Webster Groves, MO

Starting Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 (begins August 2017)

The School of Communications at Webster University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Games and Game Design; this position may be at the assistant or associate professor level depending on experience and qualifications. We are seeking an experienced game designer with a record of teaching success, 3+ years of experience as a game designer, an understanding of design theory and history, game engines, and a passion for game development. A successful candidate will have broad knowledge of the field, an area of specialization, and mastery of the technical requirements within the specialization. A Master’s degree, professional experience, teaching experience, and evidence of potential for academic career success are required; an MFA or Ph.D. is preferred. An understanding of game design principles, theory and documentation is mandatory as is an ability to collaborate with our other programs, including Animation, Film, Television and Video Production, and Interactive Digital Media. Candidates for associate professor rank will have commensurately more years of experience, either in industry or academia, a more substantial track record of success, and experience with or potential for management and leadership.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise students in Games and Game Design and related areas; provide faculty service; and engage in professional development including scholarship and creative activity. We are seeking a colleague to work as part of a team, contributing to the continued revision and design of the game design program to ensure the maintenance of industry-relevant courses and content, and be both collaborative and entrepreneurial, with skills, experience, and connections that complement those of colleagues in the School and across the University.

Applicants should send: (1) a letter of interest that addresses qualifications and fit to the School, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for three references, and (4) a link to a portfolio containing examples of professional work that may include playable/downloadable demonstrations, images, or videos; additional materials may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit application materials through the job postings site https://webster.peopleadmin.com. For more information, please contact search committee chair Julia Griffey at juliagriffey93@webster.edu.

The School of Communications at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship and professional development opportunities. Sixteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level and master's degrees are available in six diverse fields of communications. We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, Leiden, Thailand, Ghana, and Athens, as well as in Saint Louis and online.

Webster University, founded in 1915 with its home campus in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, is the only Tier 1, private, nonprofit university with campus locations around the world including metropolitan, military, online and corporate, as well as American-style traditional campuses in North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

Webster University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff of the highest caliber. Accordingly, Webster University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


Job Title

Visiting Assistant Professor, Strategic Communications

Department

Communications and Journalism, School of Communications

Location
St. Louis/Webster Groves, MO

Starting Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 (begins August 2017)

Job Description Summary
The School of Communications at Webster University invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor (9-month position) in Strategic Communication, in our Communications and Journalism Department. We seek candidates who can integrate theory and practice and have experience with contemporary strategies across public relations and advertising. Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as are candidates with international and interdisciplinary experience.

Minimum Qualifications
A master’s degree, professional experience, and teaching experience are required.

Preferred Qualifications
Ph.D. is preferred.

Essential Duties
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and advise students in Advertising and Marketing Communications, Public Relations, and Media Communications, provide faculty service, and engage in professional development, including scholarship and creative activity. We are seeking a visiting colleague whose experience and expertise complements that of our existing faculty, who brings new perspectives to discussions of curriculum revision and strategic planning for the department. For more information see: http://www.webster.edu/communications/.

Applicants should send: (1) a letter of interest that addresses qualifications and fit to the Department and School, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for three references; additional materials may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.



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