This study is a content analysis of faculty positions advertised by Journalism and Mass Communication programs that were seeking new media faculty in the 2007-2008 recruiting season. It reports an overview of the hiring trends in the discipline. Results show a striking growth in the demands of new media faculty. Overall, institutions were looking for Ph.D. holders who had established professional careers and accumulated teaching and research experience. In particular, new media positions require extensive new-media-specific expertise. The study attempts to provide useful indicators of the employment outlook and hiring trends for applicants seeking new media and technology teaching positions. It also hopes to enable applicants to have a better sense of what employers want and for which positions they should realistically apply. In addition, the results of this study may be useful to journalism and mass communication programs that recruit and prepare future faculty.
|Published - 25 Jun 2010
|60th Annual International Communication Association Conference, ICA 2010: Matters of Communication - Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University, Suntec City, Singapore
Duration: 22 Jun 2010 → 26 Jun 2010
|60th Annual International Communication Association Conference, ICA 2010
|22/06/10 → 26/06/10