University of St. Thomas

Tenure Track Faculty, Digital Media Arts Program

Minneapolis, MN
Sep 13, 2019
Oct 13, 2019
University of St. Thomas
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Tenure Track Faculty, Digital Media Arts Program
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/11/2019 12:02 PM)
Number of Openings 1
Closing Date Open until Filled
Type of Search Faculty
Who May Apply This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number 200195
St Paul
Department/Unit Emerging Media - CAS
Employment Type Tenure Track Faculty
FLSA Status Exempt/Salaried
Benefits Eligible Yes


The University of St. Thomas, Department of Emerging Media, seeks applicants for a full-time, benefit-eligible, Digital Media Arts Tenure Track faculty member beginning in September 2020.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The position would teach six courses or their equivalent per year in digital media at the undergraduate level, advise students in internships, and interact with the professional media community in the Twin Cities and the upper Midwest. Courses may include media studies, film studies, emerging media, graphic design concepts and video production courses. The teaching load may also include joining the six-member advising team for the award-winning student media production The successful candidate will be part of an innovative faculty that includes Journalism and Strategic Communication in the department, with the opportunity and encouragement for the development of interdisciplinary courses. Applicants with professional experience, teaching or research interests in creative multi-media, visual communication, media ethics, and/or environmental communication will be given careful consideration. The ideal candidate will show evidence in his/her scholarly work, teaching or professional experience of an interest in and ability to bring diverse perspectives to bear on the practice of media content.


Terminal degree (U.S or Foreign Equivalent) in mass media, media studies, film studies, journalism, mass communication or a related field is required. ABDs nearing completion of the Ph.D. will be considered (with initial appointment at the rank of instructor). Demonstrated college- or university-level teaching experience is required.

Applicants should apply online at and copy/paste a cover letter. Additionally, applicants will be asked to upload additional documents, listed below.

Please submit:

  1. curriculum vitae with names of references
  2. evidence of teaching effectiveness
  3. teaching philosophy
  4. professional and/or scholarly writing samples
  5. description of research agenda
  6. graduate transcripts
  7. sample course syllabus
  8. additional professional work such as articles, videos, web pages, audio stories, and still photography as available

Candidates must complete the reference section of the application and arrange for the three letters of recommendation to be sent to search committee chair Dr. Peter Gregg at Do not upload recommendation letters as part of your application at the St. Thomas site. References will not be contacted without your permission. If files are too large to upload, please send material or download link (preferred) to Dr. Peter Gregg, Mail #5013, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Invited candidates will be expected to give a classroom lecture or demonstration and a presentation to the faculty. The position remains open until filled. Review of application materials will begin on December 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota's largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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