Faculty Openings

Assistant Professor of Communication and Digital Media

The Communications Department at Saint Joseph’s University is seeking to hire two faculty members at the assistant level. Communication is a program that focuses both on critical engagement and creative production of digital media. We are looking to hire individuals who can contribute both teaching and scholarship to this growing degree program.

We seek colleagues whose focus is on Digital Media but who may come from a diverse range of disciplines including humanities, social sciences, and art. We are particularly interested in faculty whose focus includes global media & diversity, digital design & aesthetics, digital video, network analysis, or digital narratives & design. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate not only a critical perspective on digital media but a desire to engage in content production as well. A strong commitment to teaching as well as a desire to teach introductory and advanced courses in the major is required. MFA or Phd required by time of appointment.

The ideal candidate will work collaboratively with colleagues to shape this new department. Within the department, the new colleague will carry a 3/3 teaching load and will be able to contribute to the core courses. For more information about the program, please visitthe Communication Studies page. Candidates will be expected to share the department’s commitment to social justice and community engagement.

To be considered for the position all candidates must apply online. Please log on to the Saint Joseph’s University Human Resources website using the University human resource page click on Tenure Track Faculty, select this job and follow the instructions. Applications should include: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a letter of interest 3) three letters of reference 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and 5) a writing sample and/or a web-based portfolio or examples of digital production that best demonstrate skills and abilities in a digital medium (urls, if available). Letters of recommendation can be emailed to the chair of the committee David Parry at dparry@sju.edu.

All materials should be submitted by November 21, 2013 for consideration. Any questions about the positions can be sent to David Parry, Search Committee Chair, Communication Studies (dparry@sju.edu).

 Located in Philadelphia, Saint Joseph’s University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Saint Joseph’s University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that seeks to recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Qualified women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


These hires are pending budget approval.

To Apply:

Visit the official posting on the Saint Joseph’s University Website and click on “Tenure Track Faculty.”