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Instructor & Director of Scholastic Media, Non-Tenure Renewable Contract (NTRC) - JCM

Employer
The University of Alabama
Location
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Job Details

Requisition Number::

0813435

Number of Open Positions::

1

Position Title::

Instructor

Other Title Information::

Instructor & Director of Scholastic Media, Non-Tenure Renewable Contract (NTRC) - JCM

Organization::

207451 - Journalism and Creative Media

Position Summary::

The Department of Journalism and Creative Media at the University of Alabama is seeking a non-tenure, renewable contract instructor to teach a variety of journalism courses and lead scholastic media organizations beginning Aug. 16, 2022.

Ad Text::

The Department of Journalism and Creative Media at the University of Alabama is seeking a non-tenure, renewable contract instructor to teach a variety of journalism courses and lead scholastic media organizations beginning Aug. 16, 2022.

Duties:
- Teach three journalism courses per semester (a 9-month contract) with opportunities to also teach during the summer. Courses range from introductory level journalism to advanced journalism courses, with a mix of conceptual and skills-based. Some graduate level teaching is possible in our Master’s program.
- Lead the Alabama Scholastic Press Association, the National Elementary School Press Association, and the department’s Multicultural Journalism Program.

Qualifications:
- A Master’s degree in journalism or a related field is required.
- Experience working in journalism and/or teaching journalism.
- Ability to excel in a classroom as a leader and instructor, including the desire to bring inclusive and equitable teaching practices to the classroom.
- Skill or experience in non-profit management or event planning is strongly preferred.
- An interest and ability to work with high school media is preferred.
- Ability to effectively run social media accounts.

This department houses approximately 900 undergraduate and master’s students. This department is one of four academic units in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. The College also includes a nationally ranked interdepartmental doctoral program.
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 www.cis.ua.edu.

To Apply:
Applicants must apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu and submit:.
►Letter of application that addresses the applicant’s teaching philosophy, instructional excellence, and outlines specific courses within the JCM curriculum that the applicant could teach
►Curriculum Vitae
►Contact information (names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers) for at least three professional references

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly committed to diversity, valuing candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community. Women and individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply at facultyjobs.ua.edu


UA EEO Statement
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.

“EEO is the Law” https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
“EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

Expected starting date: Aug. 16, 2022
The position expected start date is August 16, 2022. Review of applications begins March 28, 2022, and will continue until the position closes. Questions regarding the search should be directed to the search chair, Dr. Chris Roberts at [email protected]



UA EEO Statement:

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.
“EEO is the Law” https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
“EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

Search Initiation Date::

03/03/2022

Expected Starting Date::

08/16/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants::

Special Instructions to Applicants
Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit “official” university transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework.

College/School/Division::

Communication and Information Sciences

Post To Ihe:

Yes

Organization

The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.
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