Instructor of Journalism, Media Studies/Broadcasting Department of Art, Communication and Theatre
Southeastern Oklahoma State University invites applications for the position of Instructor of Journalism and Media Studies in the Department of Art, Communication, and Theatre. This full time, non-tenure track position will be responsible for oversight of the Journalism Emphasis within the Media Studies Degree Option at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. In addition to teaching, the instructor will supervise and develop a student staff in the operation and execution of a printed and online campus newspaper, the Savage Storm Yearbook, as well as other publications as directed by the Chair of Art, Communication and Theatre.
The position’s teaching requirements include the preparation and teaching of 2 courses primarily in the Journalism Emphasis of the Media Studies Option each semester. Additionally, the faculty member will direct and execute the campus newspaper, yearbook and additional publications as needed. The faculty member is expected to remain current with industry standards, current layout and design technologies/programming, and publication best practices. This position must understand and be able to meet strict publication deadlines that will require time outside of the traditional classroom. This will include time at night and on weekends. While a ten-month contract, additional compensation is available for summer teaching and publication duties. The faculty member will attend university, college and department faculty meetings; participate on committees; assist in planning and supporting departmental and university activities; participate in the department’s annual assessment program; and assist in promoting the department, meet with high school recruits, etc. Additionally, the faculty member will seek and develop opportunities for interdisciplinary courses, community and business partnerships, program development, and production activities within the department as well as remain current in technology, style, and substance of journalism, print and online publication, and media studies.
Required qualifications for the position will include an M.A. in Communications, Journalism, Broadcasting, Mass Media, English (or related field); and college-level teaching experience. Documentation should include examples of technical expertise, design sensibility, and quality content. Preference will be given to candidates who possess professional experience, an earned doctoral degree, and a record of interdisciplinary achievement in the diverse areas that comprise our large department.
Employment is contingent upon the results of a national criminal and sex offender background check. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position begins August 2013. Must be eligible to work in the United States. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. To be considered an official candidate, applicants must submit all of the following: letter of application, current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts and names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses (if available) of at least three professional references to:
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