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UW-Superior is committed to making excellence inclusive in every aspect of the institution. Diversity, inclusion and equity are prioritized learning resources for all community members. We strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals. The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.


Assistant Professor, Media Studies (Department of Communicating Arts)


Assistant Professor of Media Studies, tenure-track


The Department of Communicating ARts at the University of Wisconsin-Superior seeks a Media Studies genearlist to teach its Introduction to Communication general education course and Media and Society foundation course, as well as a variety of classes in media theory and criticism at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Duties also include academic advising, senior capstone supervision, graduate thesis committee work, curriculum development, department and unviersity service, and productive scholarship in Media Studies.


  • Ph.D. in Media Studies by June 1, 2014
  • University-level teaching experience
  • Interest in developing and teaching on-line curriculum
  • A record of scholarly activity in Media Studies
  • Commitment to inclusive excellence in teaching and learning


  • Demonstrated record of teaching excellence
  • Experience teaching on-line and/or using learning management systems or platforms

The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the public liberal arts mission and to quality teaching and learning methods. Willingness and interest in utilizing technology in the classroom strongly preferred. the successful candidate must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills.


UW-Superior offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance coverage for domestic partners and their eligible dependents.


August 2014


The Media Program is one of three areas in the Communicating Arts Department (Communication, Media, Theatre) offering both undergraduate and graduate (M.A.) degrees. Media is divided into four distinct tracks for undergraduate students. Media Studies, Journalism, Digital Cinema, and Interactive Media, in addition to providing Media minors on-line and on-campus. The Department takes pride in its collegiality, supportive culture, and progressive approach to Media Studies (global, cultural, critical, and creative). For additional information visit and to learn more about the department visit


Please apply on-line at UW-Careers and submit your application packet, to include:

  • Letter of application
  • Vita
  • Statement of education and teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (syllabi and/or course evaluations)
  • Example of scholarly writing
  • Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Names and contact information of three references

Please contact Ms. Sherry Chuzles by e-mail with any questions about the application process at For questions or clarifications about the position, please contact Associate Professor Brent Notbohm by e-mail by

Review of completed applications will commence on January 6, 2014 and continue until position is filled.

UW-Superior: A Special Place:

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin’s public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin’s Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. The University serves 2,600 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and to serving a diverse student population.

UW-Superior maintains its foundational teacher education college values through its emphasis on excellence in teaching, as well as service to the community and region. Its core mission is student-centered. The institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention, embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices, and engages the community and region. The richness of its programs creates a personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has a significant investment in and commitment to campus-wide Liberal Arts High Impact Practices (HIPs) that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research Scholarly and Creative Activity, and a Senior Year Experience.

At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values is the appreciation for, and examination of, diversity, inclusivity, and equity. UW-Superior offers day, evening, weekend, and distance learning classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of “final candidates” must be revealed upon request. According to the Attorney General, “final candidates” under Wisconsin law means the five candidates who are considered most qualified for the position. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a).

The University reserves the right to check additional references with notice given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the process.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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UW-Superior is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.

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