Lecturer in Mass Communication (Faculty)
Lecturer in Mass Communication (Faculty)
The primary role of this lecturer will be teaching introductory mass communication/writing courses. The primary teaching responsibilities are in Professional Media Writing and Media Literacy. Teaching responsibilities may also include strategic communication writing. The position will also contribute to the university core curriculum.
The Department of Communication at Georgia College offers an integrated, cross-platform curriculum including informative, persuasive, and hybrid mass communication courses with the goal of producing graduates with a broad knowledge of the media and its wide variety of channels. Community engagement, particularly through service learning in the classroom, is emphasized in the department. The department has approximately 400 majors and oversees a PRSSA chapter, a student newspaper, a student-operated radio station, and a weekly student cable news program. A research lab furnished as a living room and equipped with eye tracking instrumentation is also a part of the department.
The Department of Mass Communication is committed to the mission of a public liberal arts university, to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success.
Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university’s main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect and responsibility. Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship and service.
All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non‐majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.
Teaching Responsibilities The successful candidate will teach courses including professional media writing, media literacy and some strategic writing courses. The position will also contribute to the university core curriculum.
Teaching Responsibilities - Regular course meetings and instruction as defined in the position description - Mentoring students
All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey. Contributions to the core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore (GC2Y) critical thinking courses are expected.
Faculty are expected to develop within their profession. Examples of such expectations include attendance at professional training and development on and off campus; grant writing; and membership and participation in professional organizations.
Service is an essential responsibility of all faculty in the Department of Mass Communication. Service is fulfilled through departmental, college, and university participation.
While teaching is the primary responsibility of lecturers, lecturers are expected to participate in some level of community outreach and engagement, and to mentor students participating in community engagement.
Ideal candidates will participate in the development of courses and also community engagement. The department is especially interested in candidates who can work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds and whose experience, research, teaching, and service can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Minimum Qualiification/Experience: Masters degree in Mass Communication or a related field that meets SACSCOCaccreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 [www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials)]
Significant industry experience and success in the field of mass communication.
Preferences: Doctoral level and ABD candidates are preferred.
Hiring preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of and experience with multimedia and/or cross platform storytelling, significant industry experience and university teaching experience.
Hiring preference will given to faculty who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia College’s Public Liberal Arts mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship.
In keeping with the University’s mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.
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