Media Generalist with Emphasis on Practice, University of Dubuque

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Media Generalist with an Emphasis on Practice

The Communication Department at the University of Dubuque invites applications for a full-time faculty position in communication, with an emphasis in media studies, beginning August 2017. We are a growing department looking for a collegial team member committed to preparing students to be engaged, excellent, and ethical communicators in the global 21st century. Primary responsibilities include teaching 24 credit hours per year, advising students, maintaining a scholarship agenda, and participating in the broader life of the University.

Preferred qualifications include an earned doctorate in communication, experience working with a diverse student population, and online media/journalism production. Successful applications will have experience teaching courses in mass communication, cinema/film, media theory, social media, media production, media rhetoric, public speaking and other courses as needed.

The University of Dubuque (UD) was founded in 1852 and maintains its historic ties to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Since the late 1990s, UD has transformed into a mission-driven, learning-centered Christian university serving approximately 1700 traditional undergraduate students and 700 graduate and non-traditional undergraduate students. Eighty-four full-time faculty members are committed to serving an undergraduate student population where diversity is appreciated and that includes approximately 35% students of color. More information about the University of Dubuque and its mission can be found at

Dubuque, Iowa, is a city of 60,000 perched on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. It serves as the cultural and economic center for 250,000 residents in the Iowa/Wisconsin/Illinois tri-state area. A growing economy, vibrant cultural life, and setting of natural beauty contribute to a high quality of life. Dubuque has been named one of America’s greenest cities and one the most livable small cities in America. More information can be found at

To apply, please submit the following materials to or Director of Human Resources, University of Dubuque, 2000 University Avenue, Dubuque, IA  52001:

1) A letter of introduction summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the position

2) A current resume/vitae

3) UD Employment application form, located on our website

4) Contact information for three professional references

Applications will be reviewed as received and accepted until the position is filled. AA/EOE

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