Assistant Professor of Communication/Digital Media Production - Fall 2019

Des Moines, Iowa
Feb 18, 2019
Graphic Design, Photo, Video
Metro Area
Full Time

The Grand View University Communication Department invites applications for a full-time communication faculty member with specialization in one or more of the following disciplines: video production, digital photography, graphic design, new media. Employment will begin in the fall semester of 2019.

The Grand View Communication Department believes in the power of practical and experiential instruction that gets students working on real projects for real audiences early and often. We are committed to cultivating graduates with a broad base of skills and experiences that will allow them the flexibility to adapt and innovate as the communication field continues to transform. We are committed to challenging ourselves and our students to shape this future.

As such, we are looking for someone with extensive experience as a visual storyteller who embraces innovation and emerging technologies and who is passionate about preparing students to be nimble, thoughtful media professionals in the ever-changing communication world. The right candidate will have recent professional experience producing digital media content (particularly video and photo content) in a journalism, public relations, marketing or corporate communication setting.

University-level teaching experience is preferred. A master’s degree is also preferred.

The new faculty member will be expected to remain connected to the field via freelance work or other professional-development activities. Duties also include advising students, advising student media, and engaging in university/community service.

Depending on skills and interest, teaching assignments could include these courses: Basic Digital Photography, Video Production Lab, Multimedia Storytelling, Emerging Video Techniques, Publication Design, Public Relations Principles, Communication Law & Ethics, Public Relations Campaigns, Sports and Media, Electronic Field Production, Long-Form Storytelling, Multimedia Career Seminar.

Review of applications will begin February 25, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  Position will remain open until filled. All applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests, link to professional portfolio, and copies of all transcripts (unofficial) that include relevant course work. Three to five reference names must be provided, at least a couple that could speak about teaching abilities. 

All applicants should submit their materials through our online application process at

Grand View University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.

Pre-employment background check required.