Assistant Professor - Journalism

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Working TitleAssistant Professor - JournalismJob Summary

Savannah State University seeks applications for assistant professor in journalism in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications to begin August 1, 2019. This position will teach undergraduate courses in copy editing, introductory and advanced writing, feature writing, magazine writing and reporting, and writing for multimedia. The candidate could also be asked to teach courses in Area F and other common/general courses. Applicants must demonstrate sufficient academic qualifications and professional experience in journalism. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a full load (4/4), maintain research productivity, provide service to the department (student advisement and departmental committees and student organizations); and to the University. This position will support ACEJMC accreditation efforts and contribute to the program’s assessment. May be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description. Must show evidence and promise of scholarly productivity. Salary competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Qualifications

An earned Ph.D. in Journalism, Mass Communications or a closely related field by August 1, 2019. ABD accepted with a definite completion date; professional experience in journalism required. Must demonstrate strong technology experience in both teaching with technology and teaching students how to use technology in journalism. Must be able to teach some graphic design, layout, data visualization for web, video and print publications. Must be proficient with video editing, Adobe software and other software standard to the news industry; excellent communication skills required. Experience managing experiential multi-platform environments and ability to support additional journalism course offerings, i.e. sports reporting. The selected candidate must be able to work collaboratively with a diverse student population and faculty. Background and/or credit check may be required.

Preferred QualificationsSpecial Information to Applicants

Savannah State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, genetics, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records State.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
Your application is not considered complete until all required documents have been uploaded to the appropriate section.

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberNumber of VacanciesDesired Start DatePosition End DateOpen Date03/01/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions Summary

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, please apply by March 15, 2019.

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Posted: 3/2/2019
Application Due: 9/28/2019
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