Full Professor/ Assistant Professor of Communication & Multimedia Design (open rank)

The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was established in 2004 by Nigeria’s former Vice President, His Excellency Atiku Abubakar.

Conceived as Africa’s first Development University, its mission is to promote service learning and to educate leaders who will be prepared to tackle the development issues of Nigeria and Africa. The university offers an American-style education modeled after the curriculum of American universities, using the latest in internet technology and e-learning resources.

AUN is seeking a motivated Associate Professor Communication & Media Studies in the department of Communication & Multimedia Design (CMD) who will be responsible for teaching, research and community service as may be requested by the Dean. The candidate contributes to preparing students to be applied, critical thinkers and problem solvers through innovative teaching and research. S/he will work closely with the Chair and Dean of the school in formulating and implementing course structures that would translate to effective teaching and learning of courses in line with the development philosophy of the American University of Nigeria. Besides the teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the department’s administration and scholarly work by carrying out and disseminating high quality research.

The post-holder will be required to instruct courses, both introductory and advanced levels, including and advanced courses to his or her area of expertise. The successful candidate will possess a PhD in Communications and Media Studies or related discipline and established, or potential to establish, record of excellence in teaching, research and service.

Candidates should possess a strong record of academic publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with career stage. International experience is preferred.

Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required. The right candidate must have a strong command of English language.

 

Interview Date: TBD

 

Title of Position

Professor/Assistant Professor of Communication & Multimedia Design (open rank)

Institution

American University of Nigeria

Hours

Full Time

Duration

2/3 Years Renewable

Salary

Competitive

Job Purpose

The CMD program has the following concentrations: Journalism; Public relations &advertising; Radio TC/Film; and Multimedia design.

1)     The successful candidate will teach courses in one or both of the following broad areas:

o   New Media: Multimedia Design, Visual Communications, Animation, Design principles, Video and Special Effects, Web and graphic design, social media.

o   Communication studies: Communication Research (Qualitative and quantitative approaches), communication Theories, international and intercultural communications.

2)     Conduct research and publish papers in rigorous peer-reviewed journals.

3)     Promote the department’s research and scholarly activities by presenting research findings in seminars and conferences.

4)     Supervise research projects, tutor and mentor students.

5)     Lead or be part of other committees aimed at promoting research, curriculum development, staff welfare etc.

6)     Contribute to AUN’s community service and development.

7)     Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Person Specification

  • PhD in Communication & Multimedia Design  or related discipline.
  • Experience in American Style of higher education
  • Expertise  in one or both of the following broad areas:
    • New Media: Multimedia Design, Visual Communications, Animation, Design principles, Video and Special Effects, Wed and graphic design, social media.
    • Communication studies: Communication Research ( Qualitative and quantitative approaches), communication Theories, international and intercultural communications.

  • Experience of teaching new media/communication studies courses with practicum components at a reputable higher education.
  • An outstanding teaching and research record commensurate with career stage.
  • Experience in problem centered approach to teaching and learning.
  • Record of publication in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with career stage.

Desirable

  • Experience of working in Africa
  • Experience of curriculum development
  • Experience of organizing conferences and workshops
  • Experience of developing research proposals for externally funded projects.

Closing Date

  • Open until position is filled.

 

Expected Start Date

  • August 2020

 

Description of Benefits:

Salary is competitive. Starting date for the position is August 2020. The vacancy will be open until the position is filled.

 

How to Apply:

Suitably qualified candidates should CLICK HERE to apply, and submit the following: (1) Application letter (2)curriculum vitae (3) Links to three most important research publication and/or designs (4) Names and contact information of three referees on a single file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in a word document or PDF format. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

If you wish to make any informal inquiry on this vacancy please contact Professor Patrick Fay in the School of Arts and Sciences, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

AUN is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a culturally diverse workforce; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race creed, colour, nationality, origin, age, sex, religion and marital status. For information on AUN, visit our Web site at www.aun.edu.ng