Assistant Professor of Digital Media

Position Description

The J. William & Mary Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in Digital Media beginning fall 2019. The College is seeking a candidate with inspiring ideas who will be able to teach and to help build a curriculum in digital video and audio production and emerging media innovation.

The new faculty member will teach and develop creative work within the Digital Media and Performing Arts Department. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated ability to teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced digital media production courses to both undergraduate and graduate students. This position will be a part of a cohort hire which will contribute to a cross-disciplinary Race, Ethnic, and Indigeneity Studies program. The ideal candidate will have a professional experience and teaching focus that can support this program. Preferred applicants will have relevant professional experience creating and teaching documentary film that address social issues and social justice.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be filed at through our Human Resources website at this link:

The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication includes majors in digital media, journalism, media studies, advertising, public relations, communication studies, corporate communication, and theatre arts. A $28 million gift from the Diederich family has made possible the renovation of Johnston Hall, the College’s home; the purchase of up-to-date laboratory and studio technology; and the provision of generous support for faculty research and teaching.

Marquette University is an urban Catholic, Jesuit University dedicated to principles of excellence, leadership, faith, and service; and guided by Ignatian pedagogy. The University ranks within the top 100 of America's Best Colleges according to U.S. News and World Report. The campus is host to over 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Marquette offers a generous benefits package that includes health care coverage for spouses, partners, and families.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the largest city in Wisconsin and is located on the picturesque shores of Lake Michigan. Milwaukee in the 36th largest (DMA) television market, within 90 miles of Madison, WI, and Chicago, IL.

Milwaukee has a population of approximately 600,000 and is home to a variety of premier entertainment festivals, such as SummerFest. A vibrant cultural community abounds, with seemingly endless access to award-winning restaurants, museums, galleries, and theaters. The Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) and Brewers (MLB) play here while the Green Bay Packers (NFL) reside in historic Lambeau Field just a couple hours to the north. Additionally, Milwaukee proudly preserves an iconic link to the beer industry with both major and minor breweries located here. It is also home to prominent organizations such as Harley-Davidson, Northwestern Mutual, U.S. Bank, Aurora Health Care, Rockwell Automation, and Johnson Controls. For more information, visit


Candidates must have (1) an earned M.F.A. or Ph.D. in a discipline represented within the Department, (2) relevant professional experience, (3) university-level teaching experience, and (4) evidence of an established creative portfolio.

Application Procedure (Online Applications Only)

Before electronically submitting your materials, please review the application process at Marquette University’s Human Resources Website.

Applications must include the following:

  1. A cover letter that addresses interest in and qualifications for the position, including a statement explaining the candidate’s teaching philosophy and research interests,
  2. A curriculum vita,
  3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness,
  4. Evidence of scholarly or creative activities,
  5. Evidence of professional experience,
  6. Names, addresses, e-mail, and phone numbers of at least three references.

For more information, contact search committee chair, Dr. Amanda Keeler, Diederich College of Communication, Marquette University, 1131 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53233.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received prior to October 1, 2019.

For more information about our department, visit the Digital Media webpage.

Online applications for this job must be filed through the Assistant Professor in Digital Media webpage through our Human Resources website.

Marquette University is building a diverse academic community and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply. (An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer).