Assistant Professor of Mass Communication (Multi-Platform Journalism)
Requisition Number: 201800056F
Department: Dept of Mass Communication
Experience Requirement: Field experience in digital newsrooms or social media reporting is encouraged.
Usual Duties: The Department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a position in multimedia. The successful candidate will teach digital and emerging journalism skills with a focus on mobile reporting, social media and entrepreneurial journalism. Experience teaching digital journalism and/or social media reporting is highly desirable, as is a track record of academic scholarship on emerging media platforms or social media journalism. The hire will update and teach a popular senior-level course on online journalism to include a variety of mobile reporting techniques and social media strategies; the successful candidate will also teach graduate courses on a flexible variety of digital media topics, and oversee its award-winning student newspaper, The Houstonian.
Degree Requirements: Ideal candidates possess a Ph.D. in Mass Communication or a related field. Along with an established record of scholarly publication.
Other Requirements for the Position: A demonstrated ability to teach and mentor students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds is required.