Professor / Associate / Assistant Professor (Communication / Media Studies) at 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 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 / Associate / Assistant Professor (Communication / Media Studies)

Location: Yola, Adamawa
Department: Communications & Multimedia Design (CMD)
Expected Start Date: January 2023

Job Description & Responsibilities

  • We are seeking a motivated Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Communications and Media Studies in the Department of Communications & Multimedia Design (CMD).
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, research, and community service as may be requested by the Dean. The candidate will contribute to preparing students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers.
  • S/he will work closely with the Chair of the Communications & Multimedia Design Program and the Dean of the School of Arts & Science to deliver effective teaching and learning in line with the program philosophy and the development philosophy of the American University of Nigeria. In addition to the teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will also mentor students and contribute to the department’s administration and scholarly work by carrying out and disseminating high-quality research.
  • The post holder will teach courses including advanced courses related to his or her area of expertise.
  • The CMD Program is undergoing expansion.  With two new MSc programs including the UNICEF MSc in Communication for Social and Behaviour Change and a Ph.D. program, the department is looking for experts with the passion, who share our vision of communication scholarship for the common good.

Person Specification (Essential)

  • The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Communication/Media Studies or a related discipline and an established record of excellence in teaching, research, and service; possess a strong record of academic publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with their career stage; have a strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in teaching Media/Communication Studies courses with practicum components at a reputable higher education institution
  • Expertise in at least one of the following broad areas: Behaviour Change Communications; Journalism; Public Relations & Advertising; Radio/TV/Film; Multimedia Design. They should also be able to teach UG/PG courses in Communication Research (qualitative and quantitative approaches) and Communication Theory.
  • An outstanding teaching and research record commensurate with their career stage.
  • Experience in developing and delivering a problem-centered approach to teaching and learning.
  • Publication in relevant peer-reviewed (Scopus-indexed) outlets.

Person Specification (Desirable)

  • Experience working in Africa
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Record of applying for and obtaining research grants
  • Experience in organizing conferences and workshops
  • Experience in the American style of higher education.

Competitive and commensurate with experience.

Deadline: Open until position is filled.

Interview Date
To Be Determined.

Method of Application 
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Names and Contact information of three referees to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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Note: For informal inquiries, contact Dean Patrick Fay at: