Visiting Lecturer in Journalism

Location
South Hadley, Massachusetts
Posted
Mar 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of English at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Lecturer in Journalism to begin fall 2017.  This is a two-year, non-renewable teaching position, with competitive salary and benefits. 

The successful candidate will teach at all levels of curriculum from introductory courses to advanced level seminars. They will develop a journalism curriculum for a liberal arts college English department that has strengths in the study of literature and culture and in creative writing. We are especially interested in candidates who can provide the foundational skills of both print and new media journalism and who can mentor our students in the continuing importance of ethical journalism in the rapidly changing media landscape of our contemporary moment. 

The teaching load for this position is five courses per year. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.  All candidates should have a B.A. in hand by the start of the contract period.

Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/. Candidates will submit a cover letter, CV, and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) a statement about mentoring a diverse student body.  Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf.  We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically (and letters of reference accepted) only after the completed application has been submitted. 

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.