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Instructor in Journalism and Student Publication Advisor, College of Liberal Arts – F21046F2

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Instructor in Journalism and Student Publication Advisor, College of Liberal Arts – F21046F2


University of Southern Indiana,
United States

Job Title Instructor in Journalism and Student Publication Advisor, College of Liberal Arts – F21046F2
Full-time or Part-time? Full Time
Tenure Status Non Tenure Track
Job Description Summary The Department of Communication at the University of Southern Indiana is hiring an instructor in journalism and faculty advisor for The Shield, the university’s award-winning, student-produced news outlet.  In 2021, The Shield was named the top Division 2 newspaper from the Indiana College Press Association; this award marks the sixth time in the past eight years The Shield has earned this award.
The candidate must be able to teach courses in news reporting and writing in multimedia formats, social media, and media literacy.  When completing the application, applicants should include any professional experience in journalism and/or student media. The candidate must hold an MA in journalism, mass communication, or communication. Preference will be given to candidates with professional journalism experience and/or student media advising experience.
This is a ten-month contract position. The instructor will also have the opportunity to foster partnerships with the other programs in the department and at the university, including other USI student media organizations, local businesses, and tri-state community organizations. USI’s Department of Communications is a collegial, interdisciplinary department with a commitment towards teaching excellence and community engagement.
The position begins January 1, 2022

To apply, please follow the directions on our www.usi.edu/jobs page to log in or set up an account. Applicants must attach: 1) letter of application explaining their interest in the position, as well as their teaching, research, and service philosophies; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a statement describing experience and/or philosophies about training and mentoring student’s; (4) unofficial transcripts and (5) complete contact information, including email addresses, of three professional references. Official transcripts will be required at a later stage. Materials should be provided electronically within this web-based applicant system and to the attention of Dr. Leigh Anne Howard, Chair of Communications.

EEO Statement As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class.

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