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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Creative Multimedia


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  School of Journalism and New Media (11146947)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

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Position Description

The School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi invites job applications for an Open Rank, Tenure-Track Professor of Digital Storytelling, with an emphasis on video production. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to social justice and equity issues, whether as a communications professional and/or as part of their research agenda. This instructor will teach a variety of video production skills courses in both the Journalism and Integrated Marketing and Communication degree programs. Expertise in technical and conceptual skills needed to create and add videos into integrated marketing campaigns and proficiency in creating news media productions are required.

As Mississippi's only school of journalism, SOJNM graduates have gone on to become industry leaders both regionally and nationally. Many of our students work at the Student Media Center, which produces radio, video, and print/digital news daily, and recent graduates currently work for NBC, ESPN, Politico, Forbes, Mississippi Today, among myriad other media outlets. Our Integrated Marketing Communications graduates work for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, PGA, Coca-Cola and many national and international brands. Our faculty produces award-winning work across disciplines, including academic research, documentary, long form writing and multimedia.

In recent years, the School of Journalism and New Media has experienced both exponential growth and some disruption. Our Vision at the School of Journalism and New Media is of an inclusive, equitable and regenerative learning community for all people. The ideal candidate will be a critical part of realizing this vision and will help cultivate an environment for the School of Journalism and New Media that promotes a commitment to diversity, inclusion and service to the greater community and to the profession.

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

A Master's degree in journalism/communications or related discipline is required, in conjunction with a minimum of five years of professional experience, excellent video skills, strong writing, and creative storytelling abilities. Some experience teaching video storytelling and multimedia creative courses at the university level is desired.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi