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  • Opening Date: 2019-12-18
  • Job Opening Id: 520222
  • College/Division: College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts
  • Department: Journalism and Media

Job Information

About the FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts 

The FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) provides students with the distinct experience of working closely with an award-winning faculty in nationally ranked accredited programs in the heart of Miami, North Miami, Miami Beach, and Wynwood—four of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities. CARTA emphasizes experiential learning, where students learn by doing through art and design studios, performances and productions, a student-run communication agency, and student news bureaus in Miami, New York City and Washington DC.  Focused on its engaged mission of driving the information, innovation, and cultural economy of South Florida and beyond, CARTA is committed to a trans-disciplinary, experiential learning curriculum that prepares graduates for meaningful careers and leadership in their chosen professions.  

Position Description and Qualifications

The Department of Journalism + Media in the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) at Florida International University seeks a dynamic faculty member for either:

  • a tenure track/tenured Assistant/Associate Professor of Digital Media or
  • a non-tenure-earning/non-tenured Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Professional Practice in Digital Media.

The successful candidate will teach digital storytelling: writing, coding, multimedia design, data visualization, social media strategies, audio and video integration. We are looking for someone who has a talent for identifying media trends and emerging platforms and can help prepare our students for next-generation storytelling.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for integrating storytelling and technology; a portfolio of work in one or more of the following areas: multimedia storytelling, data-driven narrative, augmented and/or virtual reality; and experience teaching. Candidates who bring a research focus that complements one or more of the Department's research areas in climate change, science and health communication, multi-cultural communication and emerging technologies will be especially considered.

This is a full-time 9-month tenured/tenure track position or a multi-year, non-tenure earning professional practice appointment (initial appointment of 3 years) and is renewable upon mutual consent. A Ph.D. or related terminal degree is required for the tenured/tenure track position. Alternatively, a master’s degree and substantial experience are required for the clinical professional practice position. Candidates are expected to have a dynamic professional practice and/or an active research agenda in keeping with the department’s tenure and promotion standards. Ideally creative or research activity will find opportunities to include qualified students. The initial appointment will start in August 2020.

About the Program

The BS in Digital Communication and Media is a STEM-designated degree by the State of Florida that combines technology, media and storytelling, preparing students for a wide range of opportunities in media and business. Students in this program may participate in the School of Communication and Journalism’s new Immersive Studio for Altered Reality (I*STAR), which is scheduled to go online in 2020. For more information about ISTAR: http://cartanews.fiu.edu/istar/.

About the Department

The Department of Journalism + Media offers degrees in Digital Media and Communication, TV Production, Broadcast Media and Journalism. Most classes take place on the stunning Biscayne Bay campus in culturally diverse north Miami-Dade County. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in our curriculum as well as in the ranks of our faculty, students and staff. The department’s teaching philosophy is to educate by doing. Our curriculum balances theory and practice while offering our students experiential learning opportunities in content creation, storytelling, video and audio production and social media.

Application Process

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 520222 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach the following:

 

  1. A letter of interest (maximum two pages) that summarizes the candidate’s background and teaching, research and service objectives.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Portfolio of relevant teaching, professional, and research/scholarly work in PDF format not to exceed 10MB. The portfolio may include links to online work.
  4. Names and contact information of three references. They will be contacted if the applicant is shortlisted.

Direct any questions to Dr. Susan Jacobson, Chair of the Search Committee, via email at  sujacobs@fiu.edu

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 18th 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

 

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check

 

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

 

How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

 

Disclosures

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2016/04/Campus_Security_Report__Safety_Guide.pdf.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

 

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

 

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university. FIU is focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 35 programs in the top 100 in the nation among public universities, including 15 in the top 50. FIU is a top U.S. research university with more than $200 million in annual expenditures and is designated as an “Emerging Preeminent State Research University” by the Florida Board of Governors. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of  the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USAwith more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.

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