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Character of Duties: The Communication program at UOG has four tracks: Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Media, and Communication Studies. This is a tenure-track position for Assistant/Associate Professor of Mass Communication in the Division of Communication and Fine Arts at the University of Guam. The successful candidate will teach upper and lower level courses in the Mass Media track, and a general education course in Mass Media. The successful candidate is expected to (1) teach a normal load of 12 credits per semester; (2) maintain a continuous record of scholarly research and activity, preferably on topics relevant to the region; and (3) perform university and community service. The successful candidate will be responsible for advisement of students in the Mass Media track. Candidates are encouraged to submit an electronic portfolio with their application materials.
Qualifications: Requirement: (a) Ph.D. in Mass Communication with emphasis in Mass Media by appointment start date from a regionally accredited United States institution or foreign equivalent, or Ph.D. in a related field with a M.A. in Mass Media/Mass Communication; (b) Some university or college teaching experience; (c) Strong records of teaching and scholarship; (d) Evidence of or potential to produce scholarly research in the form of peer reviewed articles or media products; (e) Ability or experience in the field of production, direction and writing for broadcast media; (f) Good communication skills. Desirable: (a) Two (2) or more years of full-time college or university teaching experience with a multicultural student population; (b) Evidence of engagement in interdisciplinary research; (c) Proficiency in Adobe Premiere and Photoshop Suite, FinalCut, and other video and audio editing software; (d) Technical knowledge of high definition production; (e) Interest in online broadcast (vidcast); (f) Interest in developing online courses.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience relevant to the position. The following salary figures are for nine (9) months:
Assistant Professor $38,316 - $66,237 Per Academic Year
Associate Professor $42,422 - $75,226 Per Academic Year
Application Process: Completed applications shall include: (1) Government of Guam application form; (2) Letter of application (including teaching orientation and experience as well as theoretical-research orientation, interests and future plans); (3) Curriculum Vitae (including references); (4) Three (3) current letters of recommendation; and (5) copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts. The Selected Candidate will be required to have official transcripts sent directly from the degree awarding institution(s) to the University of Guam, Human Resources Office, UOG Station, Mangilao, GU 96923. All application materials must be sent to Dr. LilnaBeth P. Somera, Chair, Mass Communication Search Committee, c/o Human Resources Office, University of Guam, UOG Station, Mangilao, GU 96923. For further information, please e-mail
, call (671) 735-2704 or fax (671) 734-3575.
Application forms can be downloaded (in pdf format) from the following website:
. To have one sent or faxed, contact Therese Roberto, Human Resources Office; email:
or fax: (671) 734-6005.
Application Deadline: April 2, 2013.
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