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Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies Program, College of Humanities and S

Jefferson Health
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posted Date
Jul 8, 2024

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The anticipated start date for this Visiting Assistant Professor position is August 15, 2024 and will be for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Responsibilities will include scholarship and/or practice, teaching, and potentially career and internship advising for students in the program. The successful candidate should possess an established record of scholarship and/or practice within communication, journalism and/or media studies (specialty areas open). The successful candidate will join existing faculty in the major and related majors within the College of Humanities and Sciences, and will engage in collaborative efforts to support the program and its special areas of focus in sports and health communication, fashion journalism, and advocacy.

EDUCATION REQUIRED: Ph.D. or other advanced professional degree in communication, media studies or related area.

QUALIFICATIONS: Mastery of concepts in communication/media studies and media practices and technology. Applicants should possess an established record of scholarship and/or practice within communication, journalism and/or media studies. Ability to teach media skills (writing/audio/video) required. Experience teaching at a University level in media, communication is desirable, as is professional experience in journalism and media. Applicants must be collaborative and open to creating synergies across disciplinary areas.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: By August 1, 2024, c andidates should submit a letter of interest describing their educational and professional experiences as they apply to the requirements and duties of the position; a curriculum vitae; statements of diversity, research/practice, and teaching interests; representative publications; and a list of three references with contact information to Questions about this position should be addressed to Dean Barbara Kimmelman, Ph.D., at

Interested candidates must also submit their on-line application/CV; Job ID # 9303158

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) - East Falls Campus founded in 1884, is a fully accredited, private university with 4,000 part- and full-time students from 38 states and 42 countries. The University offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs leading to the Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration and doctoral degrees (Ph.D. and OTD). The University offers career-oriented education that blends liberal and professional studies in a way that enables students to grow as individuals and as highly skilled designers, business leaders, architects, health care professionals and scientists. Visit for more information.


Nationally ranked, Jefferson, which is principally located in the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey, is reimagining health care and higher education to create unparalleled value. Jefferson is more than 42,000 people strong, dedicated to providing the highest-quality, compassionate clinical care for patients; making our communities healthier and stronger; preparing tomorrow's professional leaders for 21st-century careers; and creating new knowledge through basic/programmatic, clinical and applied research. Thomas Jefferson University , home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Jefferson College of Nursing, and the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, dates back to 1824 and today comprises 10 colleges and three schools offering 200+ undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 8,300 students. Jefferson Health , nationally ranked as one of the top healthcare systems in the country and the largest provider in the Philadelphia area, serves patients through millions of encounters each year at 17 hospitals and more than 160 outpatient and urgent care locations throughout the region. Jefferson Health Plans is a not-for-profit managed health care organization providing a broad range of health coverage options in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for more than 35 years.

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.


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