Journalism and Mass Communication Faculty (Part-Time Temporary)

Job Title: Journalism and Mass Communication Faculty (Part-Time Temporary)
Location: Savannah State Recruiting Loc
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 228367
About Us

Savannah State University established in 1890, is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s students select majors from four colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. The campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment.

Job Summary The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications is currently seeking qualified candidates to be cleared and added to our adjunct availability pool in the area of Journalism and Mass Communications. Qualified applicants and transcripts will be reviewed and processed in preparation for assignment based on student enrollment needs for upcoming terms. Selected adjuncts from the pool are contracted on a semester basis based on course needs and availability. Reporting to the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications interim chair, the adjunct faculty serves a part-time, non-tenured instructor for up to two courses per semester. SSU reserves the right to not schedule and/or cancel courses based on enrollment.

Responsibilities The successful candidate will teach face-to-face courses or online (based on experience and formal training) within the specified discipline. Courses may include multimedia journalism, mass media and society, copy editing, feature writing, communication theory, documentary, audio production, public relations, communications research, writing for multimedia among other courses.

Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the interim chair:

·Develop and manage syllabus materials, including selecting and compiling tests, assignments and/or online discussion exercises that permit measurement of performance relative to standardized learning objectives

·Facilitate class instruction, teaching the assigned class in accordance with learning objectives and session plan outlines specified by the College

·Administer evaluations of student performance based on course deliverables and course rubrics

·Submit grades for any assignments, discussion board exercises, and exams and course completion

·Input final grades in the online course grading system • Respond to student inquires in a timely manner

• Other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications . Master's degree in discipline or closely related field from an accredited institution

·Professional experience preferred

·One of teaching experience at the college level preferred

·Ability to foster a collaborative and cooperative environment among students and faculty

·Ability and willingness to adapt to changing technologies & educational practices

·Ability to prioritize multiple tasks

·Ability to work independently

·Strong desire to learn and inspire other learners

Contact Information

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Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Savannah State University, as determined by Savannah State University, its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Savannah Stare University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Savannah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Savannah State University, Office of Human Resources at Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at

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