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Assistant Professor of Communication

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Media and Communication Studies
Assistant Professor of Communication

Job ID: 234921
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Department Information
The School of Communication and Media serves nearly 1,800 majors and offers a B.S. in Media & Entertainment, a B.S. in Journalism & Emerging Media, a B.S. in Organizational & Professional Communication, a B.S. in Public Relations, a Master of Arts in Integrated Global Communication, and a Graduate Certificate in Digital & Social Media. You may also visit the School's home page at

With more than 400 full-time faculty and 8000 degree-seeking students, the Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the largest college at the university, prepares the next generation of leaders in a wide array of fields to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century and become contributing citizens in a global society. The home of three Schools and eight Departments, the College offers more than 80 graduate and undergraduate programs of study in both traditional and interdisciplinary fields. RCHSS provides students experiential learning opportunities to enable them to develop leadership, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, as well as a strong sense of social responsibility through community and global engagement.

The Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of Communication and Media promote diversity and inclusiveness among our students, faculty, staff, and public. Thus, we seek candidates whose experience, teaching, and service have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion and have given them the confidence to engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Media and Entertainment major of the School of Communication and Media to begin August 2022.

The School will welcome an assistant professor with experience teaching theory and concepts appropriate for a Media and Entertainment program. Our ideal colleague will engage students with theoretical, creative, and technical content and help students become digital media innovators.

This individual will have research interests in the dynamic and expanding field of Media and Entertainment and/or produce industry-related creative activity.

The School uses the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of production software, including Audition, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, and InDesign.

Service to the School and university community is also expected.

Excellence in teaching, research/creative activity, service, and engagement is expected of all faculty members in the Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences at KSU. Faculty in the School teach in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.

Required Qualifications
A terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA) in communication, mass communication, media/entertainment, media production, or related field, or its foreign equivalent is required.

Preferred Qualifications
Our ideal candidate will have experience teaching digital media production courses (i.e., film & television production, documentary, podcasting, promotional and/or corporate video, music video, etc.,) for this high-demand major.

Other preferred qualifications include:
  • Previous experience teaching media and entertainment content
  • Professional media/entertainment experience
  • Evidence of teaching and working with a culturally and an ethnically diverse community
  • Experience teaching online or hybrid courses
Required Documents to Attach
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter addressing the candidate's qualifications for the position, including teaching philosophy
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts are due upon hire)
  4. Summary of teaching evaluations
  5. List of names and contact information for three references
Apply Before Date
For full consideration, please apply by December 1, 2021. This position is open until filled.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Erin Ryan,

For more information or questions about a faculty job posting, please contact Academic Affairs at For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at 877-251-2644, or by email at

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007.

Participant ID: 61415

Background Check
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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