The American University of Nigeria (AUN)

Professor / Assistant Professor (Communication & Multimedia Design)

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The American University of Nigeria (AUN) is recruiting for Full time Professor / Assistant Professor (Communication & Multimedia Design)

Job Description

The American University of Nigeria was founded in response to the need for a world-class university in sub-Saharan Africa. The University’s mission is to provide quality education to Nigeria and Africa’s future leaders in order to equip them with the skills needed to solve development issues on the continent, and give them the knowledge needed to create solutions that will benefit their community, their country and, ultimately, the world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Professor / Assistant Professor (Communication & Multimedia Design) - Open Rank

Location: Yola, Adamawa

Hours: Full Time

Duration: 2/3 Years Renewable

Expected Start Date: August, 2020.

Job Description

  • 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.

Job Purpose

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

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

  • New Media: Multimedia Design, Visual Communications, Animation, Design principles, Video and Special Effects, Web and graphic design, social media.
  • Communication studies: Communication Research (Qualitative and quantitative approaches), communication Theories, international and intercultural communications.
  • Conduct research and publish papers in rigorous peer-reviewed journals.
  • Promote the department’s research and scholarly activities by presenting research findings in seminars and conferences.
  • Supervise research projects, tutor and mentor students.
  • Lead or be part of other committees aimed at promoting research, curriculum development, staff welfare etc.
  • Contribute to AUN’s community service and development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience

0

Qualifications
PhD
Other Requirements

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.

Salary

  • Competitive

Interview Date

TBD

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here (doc) to apply online nd submit their Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Links to three most important research publication and/or designs, Names and contact information of three referees on a single file to email below in a word document or PDF format.

Click here for more information

Note

  • 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 patrick.fay@aun.edu.ng.
  • 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

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About The American University of Nigeria (AUN)
The American University of Nigeria was founded in response to the need for a world-class university in sub-Saharan Africa.The goal of AUN is to train the future leaders of Africa and to serve as both a stimulus and agent of economic development throughout the region. To that end, all students, regardless of academic specialization, will receive high-level training in information technology, entrepreneurship and in arts and sciences, all of which are the key to future sustainable development...
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Job Summary
Published
July 2, 2020
Offer Type
Full time
Location
Adamawa
Cities
Yola
Deadline
July 16, 2020
Specialization
Teaching / Education Services
Industries
Education Services/ Research
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