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Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication/Director of Graduate Program in Digital Communication

Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication/Director of Graduate Program in Digital Communication


The Center for Integrated Humanities (IH) at Chestnut Hill College (CHC) in Philadelphia, PA invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication to serve Graduate Program Director and coordinate the M.A. in Digital Communication program. Chestnut Hill College, founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, is an independent, Catholic institution that fosters excellence by providing a holistic education within a strong liberal arts tradition. 

The goal of IH is to provide students a distinctive academic program that prepares them for immediate employment in related fields, and/or admission into graduate or professional programs.  The Center offers undergraduate majors in Media and Communication, English Literature, History, French, and Spanish in the School of Undergraduate Studies (SUS) and a major in Liberal Studies in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS).  The Center will offer its first master's degree in Digital Communication in the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) beginning fall 2022, and offered fully online. 

The Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication/Director of Graduate Program in Digital Communication will report to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies for oversight of the M.A. program and also to the Media and Communication Discipline Chair in the Center for faculty responsibilities.  This is a full-time, 12-month faculty position. 

  • Doctorate in Communication or closely related field is preferred.  A Master’s degree with relevant work experience is required. 
  • Evidence of effective college-level teaching with preference for online teaching experience. 
  • Experience in administrative leadership in higher education or equivalent industry experience preferred.  Strong collaborative and communication skills required. 
  • Evidence of potential for scholarship and publication. 
  • Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment. Interest in active and collaborative learning and use of instructional technology. 
  • Experience with Quality Matters standards for online teaching is preferred; experience with Canvas LMS is preferred. 
  • The successful candidate for this position should be able to teach a variety of Digital Communication courses including (but not limited to) Digital Media Markets, Social Media Platforms & Tools, Digital Storytelling, Multimedia Design and Usability, Public Relations in Digital Media, and Data Analysis & Visualization. 
  • The primary professional responsibilities for this position are teaching, administration, scholarship, and service to the College, to the profession, and to the community. 
  • Administrative responsibilities include serving as the Graduate Program Director for the M.A. in Digital Communication program.  The Director will oversee the graduate curriculum and course schedule, facilitate adjunct faculty hiring and supervision, advise students, mentor graduate student research, and address student issues.  This Director will also work closely with Graduate Admissions to recruit and admit qualified graduate students.  The Director will seek external partnerships with industry organizations in order to recruit adjunct faculty and students. 
  • Teaching assignments may include graduate and undergraduate courses taught online or on campus in day and/or evening programs, primarily in Digital Communication with the possible addition of other Media & Communication courses offered by IH.  
  • Responsibilities beyond teaching activities include:  participating in professional organizations; creating and maintaining technology resources for learning activities; developing course, curriculum, and program materials; advising students; participating in campus and College events; and supervising graduate student research projects. 
Contact Information: 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability and higher education/practitioner references to Jobs@chc.edu .  Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and continue until position is filled. 

Chestnut Hill College is an employer committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion as a core value. In an effort to support our diverse student community, we embrace equal access and welcome applications from faculty candidates of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, and encourage applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.  We are committed to increasing the diversity of the College community and the curriculum.  

Chestnut Hill College is an equal opportunity employer