Lecturer (multiple-year)

Location
Denton, TX
Posted
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:
6001531

Posting Origination:
UNT

Department:
School of Journalism (138000)

College/School:
School of Journalism http://journalism.unt.edu

Rank/Title:
Lecturer (multiple-year)

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas invites applications for appointment as a continuing lecturer in Digital/Print Journalism beginning Fall 2017. The ideal candidate should be prepared to teach classes in news writing and reporting for digital and print applications and other courses as needed by the department. We are seeking a journalist with experience in data-driven investigative reporting, data visualization, data mining, social media analytics, and/or coding. Experience teaching online courses is a plus. The faculty member should help advance the school's commitment to preparing students for a diverse and multi-platform media environment. The faculty member will participate in department activities and serve on departmental and school committees. Excellence in teaching and mentoring students is expected.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have a master's degree in journalism or in a relevant field at the time of appointment. Applicants must have professional experience in the journalism industry. Applicants with a master's degree in other disciplines who have extensive professional news experience will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have strong journalism writing and reporting skills, including data journalism, data visualization, data mining, social media analytics, and/or coding, as well as experience teaching college-level courses. The candidate should be prepared to develop and teach online classes. The candidate should be able to mentor diverse students.

Position Type:
Faculty

Tenure Status:
Non-Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:
Monthly

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
3 Years

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:
03-20-2017

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References

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