Faculty Openings



The Department of Communication at the University of South Alabama invites applicants for a full-time (9-month), tenure-track faculty position in Digital Film and Television at the assistant professor level beginning on August 15, 2023. 

Ideal candidates for this position will have a Ph.D. or M.F.A. in media production or a closely related field in mass communication and have practical experience in the field outside of academia. Although a terminal degree is required, A.B.D. candidates near completion of their degree will be considered.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in digital production, digital editing, film history, and media aesthetics.

Essential qualifications include the ability to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Digital Film and Television from the following areas: single camera and multi camera production, digital editing, film history and aesthetics and media management.

Preferred applicants will display evidence of an active involvement in scholarly and creative practices. Teaching experience at the college level is also preferred. 

The successful candidate will advise undergraduate students, collaborate with faculty to maintain an innovative curriculum, build connections with the professional community and pursue external funding. 

Applications must be received by December 15, 2022. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.  Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

To apply, electronically send a letter of application, cv, and a description of research and teaching interests to Dr. Steven Rockwell (srockwel@southalabama.edu). Materials should be sent in a pdf file format. In your cover letter, provide contact information for three individuals who have agreed to serve as professional references. Letters of recommendation will be solicited for those candidates who are selected for a campus interview, following initial review of applications. Applicants invited for a campus interview must arrange to have all official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the Registrars of all colleges attended to Dr. Steven Rockwell at the following address:

Department of Communication

University of South Alabama

6021 USA Drive South

Mobile, Alabama 36688

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.