Senior Lecturer (multiple-year)

Location
Denton, TX
Posted
May 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:
6001629

Posting Origination:
UNT

Department:
School of Journalism (138000)

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

Rank/Title:
Senior Lecturer (multiple-year)

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Frank W. & Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in Denton invites applications for a continuing, non-tenure track appointment as lecturer in broadcast journalism to begin in the Fall 2017 semester. This full-time faculty member should be prepared to produce an online student newscast and teach classes in multi-platform journalism, print and/or broadcast news writing, television magazine and program producing, social media integration, online journalism, principles of news, long form/project journalism and other courses as needed by the school. Experience teaching online courses is a plus. The faculty member will participate in department activities and serve on committees. Excellence in teaching and mentoring students and alumni are of primary importance.

The Mayborn School of Journalism: We are an ACEJMC-accredited school with Texas's only accredited journalism master's program. We are located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, in the fifth largest media market in the country. We enroll approximately 1,200 undergraduate students and 40 graduate students. Graduates have won many national and international awards including Cannes Lions and Pulitzer Prizes. The school offers students multi-platform professional opportunities and is home to an award-winning student newspaper, the North Texas Daily (www.NTDaily.com), a community-access television station, an online radio station, and student-run photography and ad/PR agencies. The school also hosts the nationally acclaimed annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. We offer study abroad programs in the United Kingdom, Japan, and Mexico.

University of North Texas: With more than 37,000 students, UNT is the nation's 25th largest public university. As the largest, most comprehensive university near Dallas-Fort Worth, UNT drives the North Texas region. UNT offers 97 bachelor's, 88 master's and 40 doctoral degree programs. Many of our programs are nationally and internationally recognized. A student-focused public research university, UNT is the flagship of the UNT system.

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:
By the time of appointment, candidates must have a master's degree (or higher) in journalism, communications, or another field relevant to the classes taught. The successful candidate must have professional experience in broadcast journalism. Applicants with a master's degree in other disciplines who have extensive professional broadcast experience will also be considered. The candidate must be willing and able to mentor a diverse population of journalism students.

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate is digitally nimble with strong journalism field reporting, broadcast writing, video editing, producing, and social media integration skills. The ideal candidate has broadcast experience ranging from smart phones to live remotes. Experience with website content management is a plus. The ideal candidate has a strong professional network that may foster student internship and job opportunities, has experience teaching college-level courses in journalism and is prepared to develop and teach online classes.

Area of Specialty:
Broadcast News

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

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

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