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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Media Criticism & Journalism, UC Blue Ash College

University of Cincinnati
Blue Ash Campus

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You are invited to submit an application to be included in the general pool of candidates from which qualified faculty roles will be filled. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department and there is no guarantee that an open position currently exists. Appointments are renewed based on departmental need and teaching performance. Classes may be day or evening. Rank and compensation are based on experience and academic credentials.

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 340,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion. The University’s overall regional economic impact exceeds $10.6 billion, paving the way for the future of Cincinnati.

About UC Blue Ash

The Media Communications & Technology Department at UC Blue Ash invites applicants for our Media Criticism & Journalism Adjunct faculty general pool of candidates from which part-time faculty will be selected for the upcoming term (as needed).

The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College is one of the largest regional colleges in Ohio and one of the most diverse colleges at the University of Cincinnati. The college is in Blue Ash, Ohio fifteen miles north of the uptown campus, on 135 acres in a park-like setting. We offer primarily associate degrees in career and transition programs, as well as general education courses and technical baccalaureate degrees to approximately 5,100 students. We value excellent teaching and personalized student support to help students achieve their goals, whether the goal is to enter a career or to continue education. The college is a recipient of the Cincinnati Business Courier 2021 Best Places to Work award.

Job Overview

Part-time faculty must be able to teach a variety of Media Criticism & Journalism courses, depending on candidates’ expertise, within a fully online academic program. Therefore, we are actively seeking Adjunct Faculty with experience and/or interest in teaching fully online courses.

Courses to be staffed are in three major groupings:
Group 1 – Media Studies Courses: Media Criticism; Media Aesthetics & Criticism; Media Scriptwriting; and Media Assets & Law.
Group 2 – Media Journalism Courses: Survey of Media Journalism; and Introduction to Photojournalism
Group 3 – Media History Courses: American Cinema; World Cinema; History of Photography; and History of Animation.

Adjunct faculty members will be expected to (1) use our course management system (Canvas) and any textbook-specific systems; (2) hold regular office hours to meet with students; and (3) participate in at least one professional development workshop per year.

Classes may be offered day or evening. This position is not eligible for Visa sponsorship.

Essential Functions
  • On a part-time basis, teach assigned undergraduate courses.
  • Evaluate student coursework.
  • Engage in other activities ancillary to or in support of his or her responsibilities.
  • Review, and where necessary, respond in a timely manner to all University and student-related communications.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Required Education
  • Group 1 Courses: Require a Master’s Degree in media technology, media/film studies, or a related field; Media Assets and Law requires a JD degree with focus on intellectual property and/or media business practices.

  • Group 2 Courses: Require at Bachelor’s Degree with course work in journalism, photojournalism and/or documented professional experience in the field.

  • Group 3 Courses: Require a Master’s Degree media technology, media/film studies, or a related field with at least 18 graduate credits in art history, photo/media history, and/or film history/studies, as these courses serve as general education requirements in historical perspective and fine arts.
Required Experience
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in professional media design and production.
Additional Qualifications Considered
  • A Master’s degree in the specific media discipline or a related field for adjunct faculty in all course groupings.
  • At least one year of teaching experience in a college setting.
Application Process

Please include a cover letter specifying the media discipline in which you are specialized along with any secondary discipline strengths. Additional certifications or documentation may be uploaded under Additional Documents.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

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The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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