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The successful candidate will teach courses in media theory and criticism, communication research methods, along with media and public communication campaigns within a global and intercultural context. Sample courses, some which may serve the General Education and Honors programs, include campaigns in media and film, popular culture, persuasion, rhetorical criticism, and the foundation courses in media literacy and speech. This person should also be able to contribute to one or more of the following areas: journalism, cinema studies, writing for public relations and promotions.
PH.D. degree; college level teaching experience; evidence of ability to build a record of academic research and creative and/or professional activity in relevant field; record of academic and professional service; professional achievements and/or relevant experience.
Applications for this job may be submitted online at http://ww2.ramapo.edu/facultystaff/hr/jobs.aspx. Then click on "Job Opportunities" and select "Assistant Professor - Contemporary Arts"
ABOUT RAMAPO COLLEGE, THE SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS, and the COMMUNICATION ARTS MAJOR:
The School of Contemporary Arts (CA), established in 1971, is an interdisciplinary arts program providing an understanding of the fundamental traditions of the Fine and Communication Arts while simultaneously preparing students to embrace new means of expression. The Communication Arts major has five concentrations, and the current posted position primarily serves the Global Communication and Media concentration.
The Global Communication and Media concentration in the major promotes an understanding of the history, theory and analysis of media and cinema both in the U.S. and internationally. Students develop an understanding of the structure and influence of many forms of media, including television, film, public campaigns, and related areas. They build their research and writing skills in analyzing media forms and representations in order to become more effective producers and more critical consumers of media content. Coursework includes media criticism and media writing in the following formats: reviews, trade/journalistic writing, scholarly criticism, project and grant proposals, and program design. Such knowledge equips students with the competencies they need to succeed in the 21st century workplace and as active and engaged citizens.