Assistant Professor in International Communication

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
Film-Video and Media Studies


The Department of Film-Video and Media Studies is seeking candidates with the ability to contribute to the broad intellectual and creative life of an interdisciplinary media studies program. We seek to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in international communication starting August 2020. Minimum Qualifications: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Communication or Mass Communication from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For tenure-track appointment as assistant professor, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/19/2020). Two (2) or more lead-author publications in international communication, or in global communication, or in regional media studies. One data collection experience that included field exposure outside the U.S. One year of ‘instructor of record’ experience teaching course(s) with primary focus on international communication, or global communication, or regional media. Candidates with evidence of teaching/research in a secondary area such as society and culture are preferred. One experience (co)developing and (co)leading an integrated educational experience such as a study abroad component, or embedded, or summer program tailored for students interested in international/global/regional communication at the undergraduate level. Duties: The primary professional responsibilities of tenure line faculty members are: teaching two courses per semester including undergraduate- and/or graduate-level instruction. We expect the finalist to pursue an active and substantive research/creative agenda and welcome candidates using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods approaches and a variety of theoretical orientations. Finalist will advise students, maintain office hours and serve on departmental and college committees. Salary: Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Program Description: The media studies program is designed for students with interest in pursuing an academic rather than professional program. Students are exposed to a breadth of approaches to understanding the mass media by selecting one of four option: Film and Television Studies; International Communications; Media Effects; Society and Culture. The Bellisario College: The Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State is home to four departments: Advertising/Public Relations; Film-Video and Media Studies; Journalism; and Telecommunications. In addition, the College offers a master’s degree program in media studies, and a Ph.D. program in mass communications. The University: The University Park Campus is set in State College, a university town located in the heart of central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational and cultural activities, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day or less drive to Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Pittsburgh. For more information, please visit Penn State is committed to diversity and inclusion. Applicants from marginalized communities and groups underrepresented in the academy encouraged to apply. Penn State adheres to Equal Employment Opportunity Commision(EEOC) policy as well as domestic partner, spouse, and same sex partner benefit policy. As do all employees at Penn State, the finalist must pass a criminal background check. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Required Documentation: Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair: A cover letter specifically addressing minimum qualifications, a curriculum vitae and names of three references. Finalists will be required to submit: A statement of teaching philosophy, Students Review of Teaching Excellence(SRTE) and three current letters of recommendation. Applications received by Friday, October 25, 2019 will be assured a full consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the position is filled.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088