Tuesday Job Roundup

Assistant Professor in Art Studio and Digital Design – University of Kentucky

The School of Art and Visual Studies (SAVS) at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Art Studio and Digital Design to begin August 2018. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester in design (2/2 teaching load) and advise both undergraduate and graduate students working in a variety of contemporary studio art and design practices. The applicant will also be expected to conduct creative research and provide appropriate service to the school, college, university and public.

A successful candidate for this position will complement and expand existing Art Studio faculty skill-sets by contributing to courses in design with an emphasis in Web/App Design, User Interface, User Experience and Professional Practices. A balanced understanding of the cultural context of visual production that includes familiarity with contemporary art is vital for this position. This position will involve curricular development in the new Digital Media and Design degree.

The Art Studio Faculty recognize and embrace a broad approach to creative practices, engaging and challenging the conceptual, technical, and pedagogical aspects of digital design in relation to other studio practices.

With application, upload the following items:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Specific Request 1: Research statement and Teaching Methods, including a list of courses taught
  • Specific Request 2: PDF portfolio of personal work (up to 20)* (9 mb max)
  • Specific Request 3: PDF portfolio of student work (up to 20)* (9 mb max)

*For video and website content, please provide a link to the work hosted.

Please include the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Preferred Education/Experience

Additional knowledge in the areas of digital visualization, systems thinking, wayfinding, and motion graphics would be beneficial. An ideal candidate will also have strengths in an analogous field, such as digital photography, photo manipulation, or digital fabrication processes. An ability to teach all levels of graphic design and contemporary design practices a plus.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK’s Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • InsightIntoDiversity.com
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
  4. Specific Request 2
  5. Specific Request 3

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Journalism and Digital Media Librarian – University of Minnesota Libraries

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus Libraries invites applications for an innovative and collaborative librarian to serve in a key role in developing a shared vision of library programs and resources to meet the current and emerging teaching, learning, and research needs in the areas of journalism, mass communication and digital media.   The successful candidate will work with the College of Liberal Arts’ Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication to support their strategic mission to integrate mass communication education, research, and outreach as part of preparing students for careers in a wide variety of specializations within journalism and strategic communication, and in ensuring informed thoughtful engagement in their communities and public life.  In addition, the candidate will support division- and campus-crossing initiatives to integrate digital scholarship, data journalism, text and data mining, gaming, storytelling, and information design and analysis into their relationships with faculty and students. The successful candidate will also collaborate with groups on campus that provide teaching and research support to their respective colleges, in particular the College of Liberal Arts’ Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services (LATIS).

This position will be part of the University Libraries Social Sciences and Professional Programs (SSPP) Department, one of six departments that comprise the University Libraries’ Research and Learning Division. SSPP serves disciplinary departments and programs in the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Education and Human Development, Carlson School of Management, and the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and works with relevant interdisciplinary programs and scholars across campus. This position will report to the Director for Social Science and Professional Programs.  The candidate will be expected to participate in department and divisional strategic planning and implementation, ensuring that the needs of their represented academic departments are met through Libraries’ services and program initiatives, and that integral changes in the media studies landscape are part of the evolving work of the University and the University Libraries’ vision to be preeminent in solving the grand challenges of a diverse and changing world.

This position also has a role in the University of Minnesota Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities (DASH) program. DASH is a cross-disciplinary program supporting faculty and students who employ digital methodologies and technologies in their research, teaching, and creative work. DASH is an alliance of five University partners: the Libraries, LATIS, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Center for Educational Innovation, and Research Computing. Through DASH, staff provide individual consultations, classroom and workshop teaching, project and assignment design as partners in digital scholarship.

Institutional Context

The University Libraries is an integral part of campus life and a significant contributor of resources and programs within the metropolitan area, the state, and beyond.  The Libraries provides a highly collaborative environment, distinguished by new models for teaching/learning, research support, and scholarly communication. Winner of the 2017 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the organization is known for its advanced web services, significant collaborative digital library development, programs of process improvement and organizational development, and a record of innovative partnerships. Outreach is strengthened by unparalleled infrastructure for resource sharing and information access within the state and region provided by the University Libraries-based Minitex program.  The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the Center for Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Coalition for Networked Information, and is a founding partner in HathiTrust.

Responsibilities of the Journalism and Digital Media Librarian:

  • Consult and collaborate with faculty, students, and staff in support of their research, digital projects and coursework, facilitating connections with experts and expertise on campus as needed.
  • Serve as the Libraries primary contact for social media scraping, text and data mining, analysis and visualization associated with the Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities (DASH) Program, and for software packages and scripting languages including R, SPSS, SAS, Python, ATLAS.ti or NVivo.
  • Serve as Libraries lead for text and data mining questions, with particular emphasis on the negotiation and application of data mining and API access rights.
  • Collaborate with LATIS, other college-based departments, and with Libraries staff in supporting the research and data analysis needs of Journalism and Mass Communication, and other social science/professional program related programs.
  • In collaboration with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, manage collections and gift funds for the Journalism Library and advise on departmental subscriptions to serials and databases. Serve as the Libraries main contact with the Digital Information Resource Center / Sevareid Library housed within the School of Journalism.  
  • Build and maintain library collections in the areas of journalism, mass communication, new media and the Newspapers Collection, working with the School of Journalism faculty as well as the Media Outreach and Learning Spaces Librarian to meet changing resource needs.
  • Work with colleagues across the Libraries to support larger initiatives including Digital Scholarship, E-learning, Data Management, University Digital Conservancy, and Altmetrics.
  • Develop programs and manage projects as assigned in consultation with colleagues, supervisor and project sponsors.
  • Teach students information literacy concepts and library resources in support of classes such as Journalism 3004 (Information for Mass Communication), Journalism 3251 (Evaluative Research in Strategic Communication), and more.

The individual will also contribute to the knowledge base of the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement, as they work toward continuous appointment status.



  • Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited library school or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the current digital ecosystem of mass media communication, such as social media scraping, text mining, text and data analysis, and visualization approaches.
  • Facility with technology and its application in academic contexts.
  • Understanding of teaching, learning, and research trends in the social sciences.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated creativity, initiative, and self-direction.
  • Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and library users in a service-oriented, research-intensive environment.


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in an appropriate discipline such as journalism or communications; or significant discipline-specific experience in an academic library.
  • Relevant discipline-specific experience in an academic or research library in a research-intensive environment.
  • Understanding of trends in academic research support and expertise in providing research lifecycle support.
  • Experience in developing and delivering instruction in an academic library environment
  • Experience in developing working partnerships with academic departments and other campus communities.
  • Experience applying data analysis skills to scholarly communication and research, and familiarity with software packages and scripting languages for collecting and analyzing data such as R, SPSS, SAS, Python, ATLAS.ti or NVivo.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how data mining and API access rights are applied and negotiated, especially related to library-licensed databases.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively to support diverse populations of library users.

This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous appointment track academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant Librarian rank and the potential for appointment at the Associate Librarian rank. The Libraries offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits and substantial moving allowance.

Position available immediately. Applications will be accepted until filled.  Submit a letter of application; a CV; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three current professional references at http://z.umn.edu/ulib390 .  Please identify the cover letter with UL390

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer

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Lecturer and Associate Director of Undergraduate Research – University of Chicago, History

The University of Chicago invites applications for a Lecturer in the Department of History. This is a new, full-time position with responsibility for teaching in the History major, academic advising, and administration of the undergraduate program under the guidance of the department chair and faculty Director of Undergraduate Studies. The initial appointment is for a two-year term, preferably beginning September 2018, renewable based upon a performance review. The salary is competitive and includes benefits.

The Lecturer will teach five courses per year, distributed over three quarters. One of these will be a new introductory course on historiography for prospective or newly declared History majors and minors. The remaining course assignments will be determined annually with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. The department is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the methodological training of History majors and minors by teaching courses on topics such as Quantitative Methods for Historians, Public History, and Digital Methods.  

In addition to teaching, the Lecturer will advise History majors on curricular and co-curricular opportunities, organize activities to promote and enrich the History program, and work with the Director of Undergraduate Studies to administer the major and minor.

Candidates should have completed all requirements for the PhD degree in History and have a record of undergraduate teaching and administrative experience. Applicants must apply on line at https://tinyurl.com/ydfvo9cr. Please submit 1) a cover letter in which you address your administrative and advising qualifications for this position 2) a curriculum vitae 3) three letters of recommendation 4) a teaching statement and syllabi for two proposed courses 5) course evaluations or other evidence of past teaching performance. Reference letter submission information will be provided during the application process. Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled or closed.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

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 Two Lecturers in Multimedia Journalism – Fordham University

Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University

Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York, invites applications for two full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer positions in the Department of Communication and Media Studies, to start September 1, 2018.  Both positions are identical: one will be based at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan and the other at the Bronx campus. These are one-year positions with the possibility of renewal.

The ideal candidates will be teacher-practitioners of multimedia journalism, proficient in one of more of the following areas: digital storytelling, data journalism, mobile reporting and production, audio or video narrative, participatory or community-based media design, and data visualization.  Candidates must have teaching competency in multimedia production, including digital content and the use of digital computing tools consistent with current journalistic practice. Lecturers will teach undergraduate courses in the various types and stages of journalistic reporting and storytelling across media platforms from introductory to advanced, and will advise undergraduate students in course selection and career development.  There is potential to teach in our Public Media MA program in our multi-platform journalism concentration.


-Masters degree in Journalism, Communication or related field

-Professional experience in journalism, including a solid grounding in contemporary journalistic challenges, standards, practices and ethics

-Previous teaching experience on the college level with competency in a minimum of one multimedia production area; mobile and data-driven reporting strategies highly desired

-Commitment to mentoring, advising students, and advising campus media outlets

Submit application electronically via INTERFOLIO. apply.interfolio.com/50254

Include (1) a cover letter with qualifications; (2) curriculum vitae with the names of three references; (3) Up to three samples of journalistic content; and (4) teaching evaluations from relevant undergraduate courses.  DEADLINE: MAY 2, 2018. For specific questions, please contact Claudia Rivera, Assistant to the Chair, at crivera51@fordham.edu.

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from all backgrounds.  Fordham is an equal opportunity employer.

Moreover, Fordham believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.  As our student body grows increasingly diverse, experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a range of economic, social, and cultural backgrounds is preferred/welcome.

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