Visiting Assistant Professor of Media and Communications


Visiting Assistant Professor of Media and Communications

The Department of Media and Communications at Drew University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor with a specialization in the critical study of Digital Media, starting September 1, 2020. This is a one-year, non-tenure track appointment that is renewable for an additional two years, depending upon department need and satisfactory performance.  We are especially interested in candidates with experience in digital production/methods, candidates who focus on race and digital culture, and/or candidates capable of teaching documentary production, broadly construed.


The position will involve teaching three undergraduate courses each semester. This individual will teach a broad range of courses in media, culture, and technology, including but not limited to an introductory class in media studies, a research methods class, and digital production classes.  The position will have limited service obligations, but the successful candidate will be expected to be an active teacher engaged in the intellectual and cultural life of the department.


The position is open to recent PhDs and doctoral candidates who will have completed a degree by August 2020. Teaching experience is required.


Please submit a cover letter and CV by January 15,th2020 to  Additional materials may be requested after application submission.

About Drew University:

Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.