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Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty: Media Studies (School of Communications)

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Faculty



The Department of Media Studies in Quinnipiac University’s School of Communications seeks a full-time tenure-track assistant professor specializing in entertainment talent management, starting in August 2023. The position will contribute to the University’s new Talent Management degree program.

Candidates must be able to teach our introductory undergraduate course, Media Industries and Trends, and in two or more of the following areas: media trend forecasting, media innovators, celebrity culture, communications law and policy, diversity in media, global communication, media research methods, media users and audiences, popular music, sports media, media analytics and/or media management, or other areas that complement our current offerings. Our department highly values innovative teaching and diverse perspectives.

About the School:

We balance hands-on skills training with instruction in the liberal arts to prepare students for exciting and rewarding careers in advertising and integrated communications; communications/media studies; film, television and media arts; graphic and interactive design; journalism; and public relations. Our faculty includes award-winning professionals and internationally recognized scholars with extensive experience in their fields. We maintain a portfolio of more than 5,000 local, regional, national and international employers to connect with, and our student media organizations provide multiple opportunities for real-world learning experiences.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,800 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in more than 140 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Computing and Engineering, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's "Best Colleges" issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in The Princeton Review's "The Best 387 Colleges." Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. Please visit for more information. An education at Quinnipiac embodies the university's commitment to preparing graduates for 21st-century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities, and fostering lifelong connections and success. The university believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The university's innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.


  • Teach six classes per academic year with opportunities to teach in the summer
  • Perform service for the school and university
  • Advise undergraduate majors
  • Conduct research and/or partake in substantive creative/professional work as outlined in the faculty handbook

Education Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in Media Studies, Communications, or a related field is strongly preferred
    • Advanced ABDs who have a confirmed defense date prior to August 15, 2023 will be considered 


  • All candidates must show evidence of dynamic teaching, relevant scholarly activity, and a commitment to student success
  • Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a CV, letter of interest, description of teaching philosophy, recent teaching evaluations, and contact information for three references on the application form. Review of applications will begin on September 1.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Please note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, please visit

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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