Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies
January 25, 2018
New York, New York
LIM College – Where Business Meets Fashion is currently seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies.
Founded in 1939, LIM College educates students for success in the global business of fashion and its many related industries. As a pioneer in experiential education, LIM fosters a unique connection between real-world experience and academic study in business principles, offering master's, bachelor's and associate degree programs in a variety of fashion-focused majors. Located in the heart of New York City — the nation's fashion and business capital — LIM provides students with innumerable opportunities for firsthand experience and professional development.
The LIM College Department of Arts and Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies beginning August 2018. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Communication, Media Studies, or closely-related field by the time of appointment.
Successful candidates for this position should have an established record of strong teaching as well as an established or emerging record of publication. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to teach a range of courses in the department's communications division, including introductory classes in the areas of public speaking and professional communication, as well as advanced classes on contemporary mass media. The ability to teach courses with a journalism and/or or media production component is desirable but not required. We are also looking for the prospective faculty member to develop electives in his/her area of specialization. Finally, the successful candidate will be proficient with Blackboard or another learning management system. The faculty member will have the opportunity to join a tightly-knit department and help develop our recently-launched Fashion Media major.
Full-time faculty members at the rank of assistant professor are responsible for teaching four classes per semester, providing service to the college, and for conducting scholarship in the field. Faculty contribute to the department's curriculum and assist the department chair in the mentoring and managing of adjunct faculty.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:
Teach 4 courses per semester
Stay current with innovative teaching methods and industry developments
Contribute to the profession through research, consulting, presentations, and/or publications
Hold regular office hours weekly
Assist the Department Chair in course and program assessment as well as curriculum development
Assist the Department Chair and other faculty in norming core courses
Conduct observations of faculty as assigned by Chair or Associate Chair
Work closely with other faculty as a mentor and resource
Serve on the Faculty Council and standing committees
Contribute to college-wide Admissions programs and initiatives
Actively engage with the field through relevant association memberships
Work well in a team environment
Perform other duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS: The person selected will have the following qualifications:
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Communication, Media Studies, or a related field from an accredited school is required; ABD with completion anticipated by August 2018 can be considered.
Knowledge of fields taught within the major
College level teaching experience
Two or more years teaching experience
Candidates should submit a CV that includes three references, a cover letter, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy.
Internal Number: 100960042
About LIM College
Founded in 1939, LIM College educates students for success in the global business of fashion and its many related industries. As a pioneer in experiential education, LIM fosters a unique connection between real-world experience and academic study in business principles, offering master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree programs in a variety of fashion-focused majors. Located in the heart of New York City — the nation’s fashion and business capital — LIM provides students with innumerable opportunities for firsthand experience and professional development.