Sports Media Renewable Contract Instructor

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Sports Media Renewable Contract Instructor


207451 - Journalism and Creative Media

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The Department of Journalism and Creative Media seeks a full-time instructor, non-tenure earning, renewable appointment of up to three years each in the area of sports media. The teaching load is four courses per semester, with potential for summer course offerings.

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The Journalism & Creative Media Department in the College of Communication and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama seeks an individual to fill a full-time, 3-year renewable contract faculty teaching position (renewal based upon satisfactory performance review, staffing needs, funding, etc.), in the area of sports media. Applicants must possess at least a Master’s degree in a communication-related field. The position begins August 2021. Salary is nationally competitive. The college and the university have diversity and inclusion as a strategic goal. Therefore we, seek a candidate who demonstrates a commitment to engagement and inclusion with culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record—professionally and/or in academia—in broadcast sports production/broadcast sports journalism and one of these areas: live sports production, sports announcing and performance, sports reporting, sport and new media, sport and society/culture, and esports. Candidates should be able to teach in more than one of the aforementioned areas. Preference is given to candidates with experience managing production studios and equipment and supervising a small staff.
The College of Communication and Information Sciences is one of the largest AEJMC-accredited communication colleges in the nation, with over 3,000 students and plentiful offerings at the Masters and Doctoral levels. More information on the college can be found at: Collaboration with other College units is encouraged, including the College’s Digital Media Center, home to three professional media outlets—the professional production facilities of the state’s Center for Public Television and Radio, Alabama Public Radio, and WVUA 23, a full-power commercial television station serving the Birmingham market.
The University of Alabama, established in 1831 in Tuscaloosa, has approximately 37,000 students, including around 5,000 graduate students in more than 120 master’s and doctoral programs. The University has a Carnegie classification of “Doctoral/Research Universities Extensive.” Tuscaloosa is a university-oriented community of nearly 115,000 residents about fifty minutes southwest of Birmingham, in the nation’s 45th television market. It is a short drive to the Smoky Mountains, Gulf Coast beaches, New Orleans, Nashville, and Atlanta. Additional information about the Department, the College and the University, is available at Questions may be directed to search committee chair, Dr. Michael Bruce ([email protected]).
To apply, visit Attach an (a) application letter; (b) vita/resume, © evidence of engagement in sports communication/portfolio samples, and (d) names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Screening of applications begins January 22, 2021; however, applications will be accepted until the search is completed. UA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.
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Posted: 12/18/2020
Application Due: 3/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time