Lecturer - Journalism

The College of Arts, Letters and Education invites applications for a special faculty position, Lecturer in Journalism, in the Department of English to begin mid-September, 2017.

The English Department is seeking a colleague with a strong commitment to student success, collegiality, and journalistic innovation.

The faculty member hired for this position will be welcomed into an academic community dedicated to cultural diversity, community engagement, and social justice.

A typical workload for this nine-month position will involve 45 credits per academic year and is subject to department needs.

Responsibilities will include teaching courses in the areas of Media Writing, News Design, Public Relations Writing, Multi-media Journalism and other courses as appropriate to the program, candidate's experience and departmental need. Additionally, the candidate is expected to advise the student newspaper.

All faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

Screening of applications will begin July 24, 2017. All application materials will be held in confidence, and references will not be contacted prior to candidate notification.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

This is a one-year appointment only for AY2017-2018.

Teaching location is primarily on the Cheney Campus, however, depending on the needs of the program, classes may be held on the Spokane Campus.

The required start date for this position is 09/15/2017. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/15/2017.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in journalism or a closely related field
  • Knowledge & experience in media writing & digital journalism
  • Experience teaching courses in journalism & media writing
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff and the public.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference may be given to candidates who offer one or more of the following preferred qualifications:

  • Experience advising college media.
  • Recent professional journalism experience.
  • Recent experience in teaching college level courses in multimedia journalism.

Other Skills and Abilities:

- Flexibility
- Collaboration
- Collegiality
- Communication
- Teamwork
- Time Management


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