Communications: Job Opportunities



Faculty Opportunities

Job Title
Visiting Assistant Professor in 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 & 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 & 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.


Job Title

Visiting Instructor in Media Communications and Digital Literacy

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, Webster University, has an opening for a full-time Visiting Instructor in Media Communication and Digital Literacy in our Communications & Journalism Department. The successful candidate will be an expert in media communication and media literacy, especially in the digital realm, a master of engaged learning and flipped classroom pedagogies, and successful with a diversity of technologies as teaching tools. We are seeking someone to work with us in leading and updating our media communication and media literacy curricula; help us make the most of our status as an Adobe Educational Partner, exploiting the full resources of the Adobe Creative Cloud as a teaching resource; make the best possible use of our new Active Learning Classroom when the remodeled portion of our building opens in spring 2018; be a teacher of teachers, a colleague mentor in new pedagogical techniques; and an engaged teacher-scholar with an external audience for his or her work.

This position is full-time, 9-month academic year appointment, and is annually renewable.

Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s degree required
• A track record of successful teaching experience, including the use of active learning and flipped classroom techniques, and engagement with a variety of technologies as teaching tools.
• Evidence of expertise and promise for success as a scholar of media communication and digital literacy; preference for a track record of success.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference for Ph.D. or master’s plus a substantial record of professional and scholarly accomplishment. Ph.D. is preferred.

Essential Duties
The faculty colleague in this instructor position will:
• Teach three courses per semester, six per year, in the Media Communications curriculum and other areas of his or her expertise.
• Conduct workshops on a regular schedule (nominally monthly) for faculty colleagues, external audiences, students, and prospective students as appropriate, on topics including engaged learning and flipped classroom techniques, technology in the classroom, and digital media literacies.
• Participate in the School’s outreach and community engagement efforts, including events on campus and potential visits to high schools, community colleges, conventions, conferences, and other relevant gatherings.
• Participate in faculty meetings, curriculum revision processes, and other service activities for the Department of Communications & Journalism and the School of Communications.
• Serve as an academic advisor to students as needed, providing them with course scheduling advice and service as an academic mentor and counselor.

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.

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.

Job Title
Instructor, part-time

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 has an opening for a part-time instructor in our Communications & Journalism Department to serve as faculty advisor to the student newspaper, teach the associated courses, and manage the operations. This is a 9-month academic year appointment, annually renewable.

The successful candidate will serve as the primary advisor to our student journalists in the production of an online student newspaper with a bi-weekly print edition, teach the associated courses, oversee the newspaper operations, and work toward strategic goals such as increasing our students’ experience and success in digital, social, and mobile media, increasing collaboration between the newspaper and our other student media, and increasing the internationalization of our student media and students’ experiences. The advisor is charged with providing a quality learning experience for the students, protecting the School of Communications’ interests, and helping the School serve its mission and achieve its strategic goals.

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 & 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
Significant journalism experience and accomplishment, print and digital;
• Successful teaching experience;
• MA, MS, or higher degree, or BA/BS and equivalent professional accomplishment;
• Preference for those with significant and innovative experience with digital, social, and mobile media.

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.

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

Essential Duties
Serving as mentor and advisor to the students, including being on-call during the production process;
• Teaching the newspaper production course and other courses as appropriate;
• Conducting weekly critique sessions;
• Attending monthly Publication Board meetings;
• Responsible for operating the student newspaper as a learning laboratory;
• Overseeing the general operation of the newspaper, its online website, and social media presence;
• Exercising oversight of budget, spending, and revenue, including student payroll, in coordination with the School’s Director of Operations;
• Ensuring that all relevant academic and operational policies and procedures are followed, including necessary student employment payroll requirements.

For more information see: http://www.webster.edu/communications/


Job Title
Visiting Assistant Professor in Games and Game Design

Department
Electronic & Photographic Media Department, School of Communications

Location
St. Louis/Webster Groves, MO

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

Job Description Summary
Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience required
• Must have experience working with proprietary or public video game engines such as Unreal Engine 4, Unity, or GameMaker: Studio.
• 3+ years of experience as a game designer
• An understanding of game design principles, theory and documentation is mandatory.
• An ability to contribute to our other programs, including Animation, Film, Television and Video Production
The School of Communications at Webster University invites applications for a visiting faculty 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 game engines, and a passion for game development.

We are seeking an experienced game designer with knowledge of design theory, game engines, scripting for game development in industry standard languages, and development documentation to join our growing Games and Game Design program as well as contribute to programs such as Animation, Film, Television and Video Production, and Interactive Digital Media (see http://www.webster.edu/communications).

The successful candidate will work as part of a team, contributing their knowledge and experience to the continued success of the Games and Game Design program to ensure industry relevant courses and content.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience required

• Must have experience working with proprietary or public video game engines such as Unreal Engine 4, Unity, or GameMaker: Studio.
• 3+ years of experience as a game designer
• An understanding of game design principles, theory and documentation is mandatory.
• An ability to contribute to our other programs, including Animation, Film, Television and Video Production.

The position requires teaching experience, professional/industry experience, and creative or professional accomplishment, as well as a master’s or higher degree in a related field.

Preferred Qualifications
MFA
or Ph.D. preferred
Interactive Digital Media is a plus

Essential Duties
The successful candidate will 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 will be both collaborative and entrepreneurial, with skills, experience, and connections that complement those within the School of Communications and other departments across the University.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should attach: (1) a letter of interest that addresses qualifications and fit to the School, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for three references (within application), 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.

If you are unable to submit your documents online, send them to:
Visiting Assistant Professor in Games and Game Design, St. Louis/Webster Groves, MO
Human Resources Jobs
470 E. Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Webster University, founded in 1915 with its home campus in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, is the only inclusive, 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.

Staff Opportunities

Job Title
Representative

Location
St. Louis/Webster Groves, MO

Job Description Summary
Primary responsibilities are administrative support for the academic and operational activities of the Electronic & Photographic Media Department, working with the Chairperson and faculty, addressing student needs and concerns, representing the department to students, visitors, members of the public, and other offices on campus, providing customer service, coordinating activities, and liaising with other offices. Secondarily, incumbent will support other School of Communications activities, coordinating and working with other School staff members and the Dean’s Office, and perform other duties as assigned. The position reports to the Department Chairperson directly and has a dotted-line reporting relationship with the Dean’s office staff. The position requires close cooperation with the support staff of the other departments of the School of Communications as well as the Dean’s Office.

Standard Schedule
Normally days 8:30-4:30 or 9:30-5:30 with variations coordinated with colleagues in a shared office space; evening or weekend events rarely.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of two years of college coursework and/or equivalent experience
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
• Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
• Demonstrated capacity for independent judgment, ability to handle complex tasks and prioritize competing demands, excellent and independent follow-through and completion
• Can be trusted with delegated authority
• Familiarity with higher education policies, structure, and current office practices and procedures, or experience in similar work environments
• Knowledge of mainframe databases, Microsoft Office, and other common software tools required
• Skills necessary for supervising student work study positions
• Ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with faculty, students, and staff colleagues throughout the university; and outside constituencies
• Must have good attendance in order to be the face of the academic departments to visitors and to support the Department Chair on a daily basis

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree desirable

Essential Duties and responsibilities
The Department Representative conducts all administrative support functions and the daily business operations of the Department, including coordinating with the Registrar’s office for scheduling and adding courses, assigning rooms and labs, managing student issues and student workers, managing departmental budgets, including lab fee spending, processing and coordinating student petitions for graduation and helping to resolve any graduation problems in coordination with the Chair and faculty.

• He/she coordinates departmental meetings and documents the minutes of such meetings for assessment reviews by the Higher Learning Commission.
• Manages the logistics of special events, such as the Adjunct Orientations, outside speaker presentations/lectures and prospective student Open Houses.
• Engages in regular correspondence and communication with adjunct instructors, addressing concerns and issues, and identifying matters to bring to the attention of the Chair.
• Collaborates with the Chair in preparing the course evaluations, annual, 3-year, end-of-year and facility reports for the academic departments and the annual capital, minor equipment, and software budget requests.
• Manages assessment projects, quality improvement initiatives, program review materials and documentation, working closely with the Department Chair.
• The Department Representative works with the Chair in supporting the mission and goals of the School of Communications.
• He/she uses discretion in handling personnel and privacy issues for all faculty and students.
• Provides administrative support for other School activities and operations as assigned
• Coordinates and collaborates with administrative staff of the other departments and the Dean’s Office
• Participates in school-wide activities
• Carries out other duties as assigned

Special Instructions to Applicants
If you are unable to submit your documents online, send them to:

Representative-SOC, St. Louis/Webster Groves, MO
Human Resources Jobs
470 E. Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Webster University, founded in 1915 with its home campus in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, is the only inclusive, 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.

Student Job Opportunities

None at this time.


For the latest information about other employment opportunities at Webster University, including graduate assistantships in other areas of the University, please check with Human Resources.