Assistant Professor of Broadcast Journalism

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The University of Memphis,
United States

Posting Number FAE1261
Advertised Title Assistant Professor of Broadcast Journalism
Campus Location Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number 001145
Category Full-Time Faculty
Department Journalism and Strategic Media
Position Summary The Department of Journalism & Strategic Media is seeking an outstanding colleague for a tenure-track assistant professor in broadcast journalism, beginning August 2022. The successful candidate will bring a balance of research, teaching and service, as well as a desire to engage in our robust journalism community in the city of Memphis. The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with an inclusive student population, and their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural academic goals of the university. The selected candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate classes in online and traditional formats, and have conceptual and professional expertise in at least one of the following areas: media writing, television news writing/reporting, television news producing, multimedia journalism, podcasting/video podcasting, sports broadcasting, video editing and media law. Any area of journalism research specialization will be considered. The University offers opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration in STEM, social science, humanities, agriculture, or defense. Pursuit of grant-funded research is highly encouraged. Service responsibilities include mentoring graduate students, advising undergraduate journalism students and serving on committees as needed. The successful candidate will be expected to lead our television student media outlet Tiger News. Additional opportunities are available with other student media and journalism professional organizations. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active connection with the Memphis broadcast news industry. This tenure-track position requires a doctorate in mass communication or journalism (preferred) or a related field. ABD candidates with a record of publication demonstrating research capacity and expected Ph.D. completion date within a year of starting the position will be considered. A minimum of three years of professional experience in any area of television journalism is also required. Previous teaching experience is preferred. Individuals of diverse backgrounds are particularly urged to apply. Screening will begin October 1, 2021, and may continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant will join the faculty in August 2022. Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and contact information for three references at workforum.memphis.edu. If you have questions, contact the search committee chair, Matt Haught, 901-678-4521 or [email protected].
Minimum Position Qualifications This tenure-track position requires a doctorate in mass communication or journalism (preferred) or a related field. ABD candidates with a record of publication demonstrating research capacity and expected Ph.D. completion date within a year of starting the position will be considered. A minimum of three years of professional experience in any area of television journalism is also required. Previous teaching experience is preferred. Individuals of diverse backgrounds are particularly urged to apply.
Special Conditions The Department of Journalism & Strategic Media is a dynamic, ACEJMC-accredited program that works hard to offer our students cutting-edge knowledge and skills for the changing media landscape, while retaining a strong focus on the core values of quality media. Undergraduate programs include Advertising, Creative Mass Media, Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Public Relations and Strategic Social Media. In 1995 we pioneered the first online journalism/mass communication master’s program in the nation and continue to offer our M.A. and public relations B.A. online as well as on campus. We boast robust student media operations spanning television, radio and the internet as well as student chapters of NABJ and SPJ, a new social media lab and multiple international exchange programs. Journalism and Strategic Media is one of six departments in the College of Communication and Fine Arts.
Posting Date 06/28/2021
Closing Date 11/15/2021
Open Until Screening Begins No
Hiring Range Competitive
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Special Instructions to Applicants Screening will begin October 1, 2021, and may continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant will join the faculty in August 2022. Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and contact information for three references at workforum.memphis.edu. If you have questions, contact the search committee chair, Matt Haught, 901-678-4521 or [email protected].
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Is this posting for UofM employees only? No

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