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Assistant Professor in Multimedia Journalism & Communication

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Assistant Professor in Multimedia Journalism & Communication

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Savannah State University established in 1890, is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s students select majors from four colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. The campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment.

Job Summary

Savannah State University seeks applications for an assistant professor in multimedia journalism and communications in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications to begin August 1, 2022. This position will teach undergraduate courses in copy editing, introductory and advanced writing, feature writing, magazine writing and reporting, multimedia design and production and writing for multimedia, all from a multimedia approach.


This position will teach undergraduate courses in copy editing, introductory and advanced writing, feature writing, magazine writing and reporting, multimedia design and production and writing for multimedia, all from a multimedia approach. The candidate could also be asked to teach courses in Area F (major core) and other common/general courses. Applicants must demonstrate sufficient academic qualifications and professional experience in journalism, multimedia, and digital communication. The candidate must demonstrate experience with professional multimedia software such as Adobe applications, video editing, and be willing to learn and help grow the increasing online offerings. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a full load (4/4), maintain research productivity, provide service to the department (student advisement, departmental committees, and student organizations); and to the University. This position will support our ACEJMC accreditation efforts and contribute to the program’s assessment. May be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description. Must show evidence and promise of scholarly productivity.

Required Qualifications

An earned Ph.D. in Journalism, Mass Communications or a closely related field by August 1, 2022. ABD accepted with a definite completion date; professional experience in journalism required. Must demonstrate strong technology experience in both teaching with technology and teaching students how to use technology in journalism. Must be able to teach graphic design, layout, data visualization for web, video and print publications. Must be proficient with video editing, Adobe software and other software standard to the news industry; excellent communication skills required. Experience managing experiential multi-platform environments and ability to support additional journalism course offerings, i.e. sports reporting. The selected candidate must be able to work collaboratively with a diverse student population and faculty. Background and/or credit check may be required.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Recourses at [email protected] For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at (877) 251.2644, or by email at [email protected]

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Savannah State University, as determined by Savannah State University, its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Savannah Stare University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Savannah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Savannah State University, Office of Human Resources at [email protected] Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at [email protected]

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