Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Mass Communication - Emerging Media

Gulf University for Science & Technology (GUST)

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Position type:

Full time


competitive salary and an excellent benefits package

15 Nov 2016
14 Feb 2017

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Reference number: 2016/11/15/1647

The Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) is Kuwait's first private, American-model university. GUST currently offers programs in Arts and Sciences, and Business-including an MBA. GUST is internationally accredited by various bodies. The Computer Science degree offered by the Arts & Sciences is accredited by the ABET/CAC. In addition, the Foundation program in English is accredited by the Commission on Intensive English Program Accreditation (CEA).

The Department of Mass Communication and Media offers a B.A. degree with concentrations in public relations and advertising, visual communication, and radio/TV broadcasting. There are approximately 500 majors overall with the largest majority concentrating in PR. The MCM department prides itself on an active and collegiate academic environment with a strong commitment to experiential learning. The department expects its first American accreditation by Fall 2017. All instruction is in English.

Emerging Media

Candidate sought with expertise on the social impacts of digital media, as well as the effective application and evaluation of social media tools. Specialized interest in digital media production, strategic communication, media regulation or visual communication would complement both the current and future curriculum. Teaching expectations include media theory, social media planning and evaluation, writing for the media and general mass communication courses in line with the candidate's background and interests

The University is committed to lively teaching, integrating educational technology, and to active research and other forms of scholarship. CAS maintains a LinkedIn interests group page that can be viewed on the LinkedIn website, please visit it and learn about some of the activities that the CAS faculty are involved in. Candidates must have completed, at the time of appointment, all requirements for their doctorate in the advertised fields. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Although preference will be given to candidates who qualify for appointment at the rank of assistant professor those who qualify for appointment at higher ranks are also encouraged to apply.

GUST offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package including a housing allowance, education allowances for dependents, a medical and dental plan, as well as annual tickets home. Interested applicants are requested to visit our vacancies page (click 'Apply Online') and fill out the online form and upload supporting documents including a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information for at least three references. A confirmation that the application has been received will be sent immediately.

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