Lecturer in Journalism and Media

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Job Title:

Lecturer in Journalism and Media

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

8M100: School Of Journalism and Media

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Type of Position:


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Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Required Education:

Master’s degree in media or a related field

In lieu of a master’s degree, a bachelor’s degree and at least 18 hours of graduate work in a related field combined with more than 10 years of full-time professional media production experience may be considered

Required Related Experience:

One year of collegiate teaching experience in either a full-time or part-time position.

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Job Summary:

The School of Journalism and Media in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a full-time lecturer position with an anticipated start date of January 1 or August 1, 2021. The lecturer will teach a variety of undergraduate courses across the school’s curriculum, mainly in the Media Arts and Studies program.

Qualifications /Responsibilities
The successful candidate must have both professional media production experience and teaching experience at the collegiate level. The successful candidate must have a master’s degree in media or a related field with five years of professional media experience. In lieu of a master’s degree, a bachelor’s degree and at least 18 hours of graduate work in a related field combined with more than 10 years of full-time professional media production experience may be considered. At least one year of collegiate teaching experience in either a full-time or part-time position is required.

The successful candidate will have experience teaching video production-related courses with a demonstrated record of teaching excellence and experience in teaching and/or developing courses in new media areas such as video games and eSports. Substantial experience in professional media production and video post-production editing is essential, as is the ability to teach in various modalities, including fully online, hybrid and fully in person.

Lecturers in the College of Communication and Information teach four classes per semester, although the teaching load may be reduced with significant service expectations. Additional duties may include coordinating direction and production of the daily student newscast and duties associated with the operation of the studio. This is a nine-month appointment for a one academic year. The position is eligible for renewal depending on the needs of the School.

The successful candidate must bring the ability to foster a learning environment that is inclusive to a diverse student body, faculty, staff, alumni and other stakeholders throughout the University and across the Commonwealth.

School, College and University
The School of Journalism and Media is recognized for its accomplishments in academic scholarship and professional areas. The School offers BA and BS degrees in two areas of study – journalism (print/multimedia, broadcast/multimedia) and media arts and studies. Students learn first-hand working at the award-winning Kentucky Kernel newspaper, KRNL Lifestyle and Fashion magazine and the Kentucky Kernel Year in Photos. Also, there are great opportunities for students to work at WRFL, WUKY and the Student News Network, our award-winning student newscast.

The School also promotes the free flow of information through its Scripps Howard First Amendment Center. Since 1981, the school has been the home of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues also operates within the school.

The College of Communication and Information is composed of two schools (The School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science), two departments (Department of Communication, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication) and an interdisciplinary graduate program. Nearly 1,700 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the university’s core curriculum and serve students perusing minors and certificates in the College. The College also houses UK’s independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the defending national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team.

Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being. The campus is home to 30,545 students, 1,734 instructional faculty, 852 non-instructional faculty and 13,940 full-time staff. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, UK is an incubator for multidisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.

The City of Lexington is a great place to live, work, and study. It recently appeared on USA Today’s list of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth – and lower cost of living – of a small city, along with some of the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events, and a thriving dining scene.

The University of Kentucky offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more details please visit www.uky.edu/HR/benefits

Application materials should include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and evidence of teaching excellence or administrative/professional (uploaded under Specific Request 1), and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Please note that references will not be contacted without prior consent.

Application review will begin November 15, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Zixue Tai ([email protected]), Search Committee Chair.

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Open Until Filled:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 10/29/2020
Application Due: 1/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time