Visiting Assistant Professor

Mar 01, 2013
Mar 31, 2013
Human Resources
Full Time
Job Overview: The Pennoni Honors College at Drexel University is seeking a scholar or accomplished professional with expertise and interest in media, for a one-year appointment as a Visiting Fellow for the Great Works Symposium, commencing September 9, 2013.

The theme for the Great Works Symposium 2013-2014 is "Media: Past, Present, Future". Anticipated courses taught under this theme are:

News Literacy
Imaging War - From Wall Drawings to Wikis
Media - How We are All Creators Now
The future of television - Byte by Byte

The Great Works Symposium organizes interdisciplinary courses, focused on exploring subjects of the broadest possible interest and greatest societal impact, and is designed to bring a wide array of Drexel University students, teachers, and visiting expert lecturers into collaboration. Through an intense examination of one theme (with four distinct course topics) over a year, students are encouraged to see the University as an interconnected enterprise, and to imagine the University as one part of a larger spectrum of scholars in the communities of the city, the nation, and the world. Past themes have included: Health and Society, Democracy, Energy, and Cities. (Learn more about the Great Works Symposium here:

The salary is $45,000, plus faculty benefits, and this appointment also includes funds to support travel and research. This is an anticipated non-renewable, one-year appointment, pending final funding.

Qualifications: A scholar with expertise and interest in media, or an accomplished media professional with an interest in higher education.

Essential Functions: The Visiting Fellow will teach three Symposium courses in the 2013-2014 academic year. In addition, the Visiting Fellow will teach one course for the Film & Video department, (each course is on the quarter system at Drexel). In addition to teaching, the Visiting Fellow will be encouraged to develop her/his research portfolio, and will perform some administrative duties relevant to organizing the symposia.

Supplementary Posting Information: Pending final budgetary approval we anticipate that review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Send a letter outlining qualifications, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi/teaching statement, and two letters of recommendation. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11%) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is proactively committed to diversity and inclusion in all of its policies, practices and services. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the varied diversity and excellence of the academic community, and all of its complements.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

To apply for this position, please apply online at: or visit and search for Visiting Assistant Professor. The requisition number is 5225.

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