Assistant Professor - Journalism

New Haven, Connecticut
Oct 02, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department: Journalism                                                                                

Rank: Assistant

Specialization(s):  Visual Journalism/Multimedia                                                 

Search # 21-007  

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:  

The Journalism Department at Southern Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning in August 2021.  Successful candidate will be expected to teach three courses per semester in photojournalism, layout and design, journalism or drone technology (utilizing at least six different technology platforms) or multimedia journalism.  The position will also teach one or two courses each semester that analyze how the various forms of news media provide news and information to the public with emphasis on the First Amendment.  The successful candidate must be committed to teaching within a vibrant public liberal arts and sciences environment and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates. All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in department/university service.  

Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to conduct creative activity/research in their area of expertise.  These activities include, but are not limited to, research leading to publication of books and/or articles in academic and professional trade magazines and journals, performances in the fine and performing arts, efforts to seek funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributions to workshops and conferences.

SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution, and we regard student success as our highest priority.  We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree or higher, along with at least five years of professional journalism and hands-on experience in the use of Final Cut Pro X or Premiere, Excel, content management systems, such as WordPress, the entire Adobe suite including, Photoshop, InDesign (or comparable design software), and Audition.

Preferred Qualifications:  

Preference will be shown to applicants with: a terminal degree in journalism, photography, interactive communications or related field; and teaching experience at the college-level; and excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to convey complex technological ideas and instructions. In addition, highly qualified candidates will have a demonstrated record of scholarship/creative activity in the specific areas of visual journalism, video journalism, drone photography, social media and web publishing.  AN FAA remote license and affiliation with major industry organizations such as SPJ, NPPA, or RTDNA would be considered a plus.

Application Process: 

Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation relative to teaching and field experience, and 10 examples of layout design or information visualization to Journalism Search Committee Chair at  [email protected]. All application materials must be submitted electronically. In order for your application to be given full consideration, materials must be received by Friday, October 30, 2020. Position will remain open until filled.

All open faculty positions are subject to suspension pending state and Connecticut State University System budget.

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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