Assistant Professor in Multimedia Journalism

Location
Jacksonville, FL
Posted
Aug 20, 2019
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Job TitleAssistant Professor in Multimedia JournalismPosition Number317140Requisition NumberB06951Position TypeFaculty 9-10 MonthsClass CodeTime-limited throughType of AppointmentFull-TimeFaculty Position Sub-TypeRegularLength of Appointment9 monthsInternal Recruitment?NoWorking HoursDepartmentCommunicationOrganizationCOLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES DivisionAcademic Affairs - DIVCollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesApproved Hiring Salary RangePay BasisAnnuallyEOD

In 2018, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the 80 HEED institutions and was also recognized as a 2018 Diversity Champion.

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Faculty Initiatives

The University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.

General Description / Primary Purpose

The UNF School of Communication seeks an individual to teach and develop courses in Multimedia Journalism. We seek applicants who can teach some of the following: applied journalism, advanced writing for the media, multimedia reporting; news writing; social media for journalists; media literacy, magazine writing, data journalism/visualization; investigative journalism; and communication management. Applicants should be experienced with some of the following: social media, analytics, content management systems. The successful applicant should also demonstrate the ability to cultivate strong ties with the professional journalism community in order to create partnerships with media outlets so students can gain hands-on journalism experience in their courses. In addition to teaching and service, the position requires an active agenda of scholarly activity.

Essential Duties

Job Function

The UNF School of Communication seeks an individual to teach and develop courses in Multimedia Journalism. We seek applicants who can teach some of the following: applied journalism, advanced writing for the media, multimedia reporting; news writing; social media for journalists; media literacy, magazine writing, data journalism/visualization; investigative journalism; and communication management. Applicants should be experienced with some of the following: social media, analytics, content management systems. The successful applicant should also demonstrate the ability to cultivate strong ties with the professional journalism community in order to create partnerships with media outlets so students can gain hands-on journalism experience in their courses. In addition to teaching and service, the position requires an active agenda of scholarly activity.

Percentage Of Time Posting Detail Information

Marginal Functions

Applicants should be experienced with some of the following: social media, analytics, content management systems. The successful applicant should also demonstrate the ability to cultivate strong ties with the professional journalism community in order to create partnerships with media outlets so students can gain hands-on journalism experience in their courses.

Required QualificationsFaculty Position Required Qualifications

The position begins in August 2020, and applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Journalism/Communication/Mass Communication (or a closely related field) by that date. Applicants must also present evidence of an active program of scholarship, have university-level teaching experience and professional journalism experience.

Departmental Requirements

Consistent with the university’s goals, the School of Communication seeks to recruit and support a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff and actively supports the university’s affirmation of public responsibility through civic engagement and community-based learning and research. The School seeks a broad spectrum of applicants and especially encourages women and minorities to apply.

Statement(s) of Understanding Definition

Background Check: This position requires a background check. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.

Responsible Employee: The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.

Required Licensure or CertificationMachines/Equipment used regularlyAnticipated Start Date08/03/2020Job Posting Date08/19/2019Application Review Date10/15/2019Application DeadlineOpen Until FilledYesPoint of Contact InformationJohn ParmeleeHiring OfficialJohn ParmeleeLocation if not JacksonvilleSpecial Instructions

Applicants must complete an online application at www.unfjobs.org, as well as mail supplemental documents in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or mail all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit your completed application you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. While the confirmation number guarantees that your online application has been successfully received, it does not mean that your application is complete. Your application is not complete until your mailed documents have been received. A pre-employment background check is performed on candidates selected for employment.

You must mail the following materials:
1. Unofficial transcripts for all degrees earned. Candidates invited for campus interviews will be required to submit official transcripts.
2. Three (3) current letters of recommendation

Address the packet to:
Dr. Berrin Beasley, Search Committee Chair
Position Number: 317140
School of Communication
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Quicklinkhttp://www.unfjobs.org/postings/11539Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    Optional Documents
    1. Unofficial Transcripts
    2. Letter of Recommendation