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Assistant Professor of Mass Communication (Film & Media Studies)

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 3/21/23

Job Description

Department: Dept of Mass Communication

Full-Time Tenure Track

Open until filled: Yes

Requisition number: 202300017F

Usual duties:

The Department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in film and media studies. Area of specialization is open. However, preference will be given to popular media scholars with an exceptional publication record.

The ideal candidate must have a desire and ability to:

take on significant mentorship roles (graduate thesis project advising, independent study project advising, etc.);

take on significant roles in helping build a creative community (mentoring, helping organize student film festivals, advising with official student media channels, advising student organizations, etc.).

take on significant roles in curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate level;

take on significant roles of service and leadership;

author and deliver courses online;

The Department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University serves more than 500 students studying journalism, broadcast production, public relations, advertising, and film. Located in the Dan Rather Communications Building, it is home to 90.5 The Kat, Channel 7, Bearkat Student Media, The Houstonian, and the annual Heatwave Media and Film Festival. The department blends research-focused and practice-oriented faculty of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Located 40 miles north of suburban Houston, Sam Houston State University provides high-quality education, scholarship, and service to qualified students for the benefit of regional, state, national, and international constituencies. The university is classified as a High Research Activity university and a “Community Engaged” institution by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. SHSU is a diverse community serving over 21,000 students across three campuses in Huntsville, Conroe, and The Woodlands. For more information, visit

Degree Requirements:

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Film or Media Studies or a related field.

ABD candidates must have completed their terminal degree by the time of appointment.

Experience Requirements:

Desirable experience qualifications include:

  • a record of publications in the area of film and media studies
  • a record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • a record of excellence in online pedagogy

Other Requirements for the Position:

This posting is for Fall 2023.

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Physical Address:

Human Resources Department

1831 University Ave, John W. Thomason Bldg. Suite 202

P.O. Box 2356

Huntsville, TX 77341-2356

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Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...