Lecturer of Media Studies

Fort Valley, Georgia
Jul 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Summary

Reporting to the department chair, the Lecturer of Media Studies is a full-time, ten month, non-tenure track position in the department of Visual and Performing Arts and Media Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Academic Department Chair:

  • Teach 15 credit hours of courses in the area of Speech, Media Studies, Mass Communication and Arts and maintain office hours (a minimum of 10 hours per week)
  • Advise and mentor students
  • Serve on committees as needed
  • Participate in community service and outreach programs
  • Develop and manage syllabus materials, including: selecting and compiling tests, assignments and/or online discussion exercises that permit measurement of performance relative to standardized learning objectives
  • Coordinate courseware and curriculum with academic department chair, reviewing any textbook and other courseware changes with the academic department chair and other full-time faculty teaching the course
  • Facilitate class instruction, teaching the assigned class in accordance with learning objectives and session plan outlines specified by the College and/or department
  • Administer evaluations of student performance based on course deliverables and course rubrics
  • Submit grades for any assignments, discussion board exercises, and exams and course completion in the online course grading system
  • Respond to student inquires in a timely manner
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to the program and department
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Doctorate in Media Studies or related area with a specialization (minimum 18 graduate hours) in Media Studies (ABD will be considered) from an accredited institution
  • 1 year experience teaching in a traditional classroom setting at the college level
  • Ability to teach, advise and mentor
  • Ability to foster a collaborative and cooperative environment among students and faculty
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to changing technologies & educational practices
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong desire to learn and inspire other learners
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Working conditions


  • Occasional evening/night/weekend work required
  • Climate controlled environment

Physical requirements

Regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear; lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Frequently required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Occasionally lift 20 pounds overhead and 40 pounds from waist to shoulder. Specific vision abilities required include close, distant color visions, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate

Application requirements 

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume/CV, copies of unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references.

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