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Assistant Professor in Multimedia Journalism

Employer
University of North Florida
Location
Jacksonville, FL

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Job Title:

Assistant Professor in Multimedia Journalism

Position Number:

317140

Requisition Number:

B07589

Position Type:

Faculty 9-10 Months

Time-limited through:

No time limits

Type of Appointment:

Full-Time

Faculty Position Sub-Type:

Regular

Length of Appointment:

9 months

Internal Recruitment?:

No

Working Hours:

40 hrs/week

Department:

Communication

Organization:

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Division:

Academic Affairs - DIV

College:

College of Arts and Sciences

Pay Basis:

Annually

Equal Opportunity:

In 2020, 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 HEED institutions and was recognized as a 2020 Diversity Champion.

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who reports discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of university regulation.

Carnegie:

UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

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.

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.

Marginal Functions:

Applicants should be experienced with some of the following: social media, analytics, constant management systems. The successful applicants 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.

Faculty Position Required Qualifications:

The position begins in August 2022, 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 level II background check, which includes fingerprinting. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.

Foreign Influence Review: Pursuant to Florida Statute 1010.35, this position requires additional information from all applicants seeking research or research-related positions prior to an interview or offer of employment. Applicants MUST fully complete the Foreign Influence Review section of their application. Additional documents (e.g., passport) may be required based on form responses.

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 Certification:

N/A

Machines/Equipment used regularly:

N/A

Anticipated Start Date:

08/08/2022

Job Posting Date:

08/27/2021

Application Review Date:

10/15/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Point of Contact Information:

John Parmelee

Hiring Official:

John Parmelee

Location if not Jacksonville:

N/A

Special Instructions:

Applicants must complete an online application at www.unfjobs.org, as well as email supplemental documents in order to be considered for this position.

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. **Foreign Passport
  4. **DS-160
**REQUIRED if the applicant answers yes to Question1/Section A within Foreign Influence Review Section of the application.

Applicants who do not apply online and/or email 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 emailed documents have been received. A pre-employment background check is performed on candidates selected for employment.

You must email the following materials to [email protected]:
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 email to:
Dr. Berrin Beasley, Search Committee Chair
Please include Position Number 317140 in the subject line.

Quicklink:

https://www.unfjobs.org/postings/17339

Organization

Mission Statement

Our student-centered mission is to create the next generation of thinkers, leaders, and problem solvers with the knowledge and experience to uniquely change the world. 

Vision Statement

University of North Florida will be the higher education nexus where diverse students, faculty, and organizations from around the world collaborate to creatively innovate for the advancement of society.

Values

We achieve excellence in all we do; we are an institution of uncompromising character; we lead with humility, humanity and integrity.

 

Integrity – We do the right thing for the right reason at the right time.

Respect – We treat everyone with kindness, we are informed by the perspectives of other, and we draw strength from our differences.

Accountability – We are responsible for how the outcomes of our actions affect others and our environment. 

Innovation – We harness creativity and talent to turn challenges into opportunities and problems into solution in a uniquely UNF way.

 

Strategic Goal

University of national prominence and distinction with North Florida as our catalyst and student success as our mantra.  Learn more about UNF’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

Statement of Unity

UNF stands in unity and solidarity with all members of our community, regardless of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status. We are proud of the diversity in our students, faculty and staff.

We strongly condemn acts of hate and bigotry as antithetical to the university's core values of mutual respect and civility. Actions and words that seek to deny human beings full membership in the broader moral community on the basis of arbitrary characteristics are intolerable. We stand opposed to violence in language or in action, and we see these as a threat to the mission of UNF as a public university that is committed to intellectual and cultural growth and civic awareness.

We pledge to stand with and for those who are the most vulnerable members of our community and to take actions that help our students and fellow employees feel safe and know that they are safe. We affirm UNF's unreserved commitment to student success within a diverse, supportive campus culture. We seek to embody the ideals of a free and democratic society, and we fully support and value each member of our community.

 

Find Us
Telephone
9046202710
Location
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville
FL
32224
United States
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