Communication Instructor and Media Learning Lab Director at CU Denver–International College of Beijing
The CU Denver Department of Communication invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track teaching position at the International College Beijing (ICB). The job will commence in February, 2018. Depending on the performance of the individual hired, multi-year renewals are possible. Depending on departmental needs, this position may also have the opportunity to teach a semester at the Denver campus, thus rotating semesters between teaching in Beijing and teaching in Denver. We seek to hire a colleague who can direct the ICB’s Media Learning Laboratory while teaching courses that touch upon the analysis and production of New Media and Strategic Communication. The ideal candidate would also be able to teach courses in our general communication curriculum. Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2017 and will continue until a hire is made.
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We seek a candidate who can fulfill the service role of directing the ICB’s Media Learning Laboratory, a facility serving the entire ICB program, where students learn how to produce and analyze a wide range of media. In this capacity, the successful candidate will need to: 1) be familiar with basic studio lighting set-ups and the operation of a variety of professional-grade video cameras; 2) be conversant with the Adobe Creative Suite, Apple’s Final Cut X, and other graphic software design platforms; 3) be an experienced teacher of these skills and manager of such resources; and 4) be an enthusiastic facilitator of the student projects produced in this Learning Lab. Fulfilling this role will count as part of the Instructor’s service component to the Department.
In addition to directing the Media Learning Lab, the teaching load is 7 courses per academic year (3 in spring and 4 in fall). The instructor will be responsible for teaching a range of communication courses held in the Media Learning Lab, such as, but not limited to, Introduction to Strategic Communication, Advertising, Advanced Strategic Communication, New Media, New Media Production and Management, Media Writing Skills, or other courses that fall within the candidate’s areas of expertise.
Minimum Qualifications include an M.A. in Communication; 2 years teaching experience; and demonstrated excellence in teaching and mastery of the media production and editing skills noted above. Preferred Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely allied field, such as journalism or mass communication; preference is for an individual who has experience teaching in an international setting and a personal and scholarly interest in diverse cultures; fluency in or the desire to learn Mandarin is valued.