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Visiting Assistant Professor of Mass Communications

Xavier University of Louisiana
Job Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Media and Communication Studies
Department: Department Of Communications (Mass Communications)

Job Summary

The Department of Mass Communications at Xavier University of Louisiana invites applications for a full-time one-year visiting assistant professor position beginning August 2021. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Mass Communications. The department is particularly interested in a visiting professor with a background in teaching digital media.

The successful applicant will teach four classes per semester and will be able to teach traditional mass communication courses. The ability and willingness to work collegially with a 4-4 teaching load are essential. Ideal candidates should also have the ability to teach face-to-face as well as online classes. Applications are encouraged from applicants with a strong background in any current or emerging areas of digital media ranging from web content creation, social media, web design, graphic design, and other digital production skills.

The Department of Mass Communication offers all levels of instruction for undergraduates and concentrations in Multimedia and Strategic Communications/Public Relations. The Department also supports an active Student Media program that creates content in news and entertainment across media platforms, publishes the university yearbook, and has active student chapters of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, minimizing barriers, and increasing equity and completion rates between members of different demographic groups.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Mass Communication;
  • Strong commitment to teaching twelve semester hours per semester; and
  • Demonstrated a strong potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students.
Work Hours: Full-Time

Posting Number: F056P

Number of Vacancies: 1

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Qualified candidates are invited to apply using Xavier's online application site by logging in to Please submit the following materials: (1) A cover letter emphasizing their qualifications for all the indicated responsibilities of the position, (2) a comprehensive CV, (3) a teaching philosophy (2 pages), (4) transcript; and (5) contact information for at least three references who can provide letters of recommendation. Questions about the position should be directed to the committee chair, Dr. Shearon Roberts, Xavier University of Louisiana is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Department of Mass Communications is especially interested in exceptionally well-qualified applicants who will contribute, through their research, teaching, and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Screening of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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About Xavier

Founded in 1925 by Saint Katherine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier is the only Catholic Historically Black College and University (HBCU). Located in New Orleans, the ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.
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