Assistant Professor of Mass Communications-Journalism

Assistant Professor of Mass Communications-Journalism

Friday, Sep 18, 2015
 
Delivers instruction in undergraduate mass communication courses offered by the School of Arts and Letters. Participates in all department, school, and University-wide tasks and activities.
Position Type: Full Time
Department: Mass Communications
Reports To: Dean
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Main Campus

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Prepares and delivers instruction for day, evening and some online class courses at the undergraduate level on main campus.
  • Participates in teaching effectiveness and assurance of learning efforts, including assisting with meeting departmental mission and goals through active participation in assessment and strategic planning efforts.
  • Provides instruction in courses such as: Writing Across Media, Integrated Media Reporting, Digital Design and Editing, Practicum. The ability to teach Mass Media Laws and Ethics or additional courses within the curriculum would be a plus. Specialization in teaching and/or practicing communication in print and/or an online environment is required.
  • Engages in scholarship/research by publishing in peer-reviewed journals and other quality outlets, attending and presenting papers at conferences, and maintaining relationships with other fellow researchers.
  • Advises The Rambler and www.therambler.org for editorial content and legal issues in addition to serving as Assistant Student Media Director and assisting with assessment and strategic planning efforts.
  • Assists in advising students in the major.
  • Assists in maintaining relationships with professional media outlets to maintain contacts and stay current on trends in mass communication.
  • Adheres to the established class schedule and office hours. Submits contracts, book requests, syllabi, grades, evaluations, and other required paperwork and reports by due dates.
  • Supports the maintenance of accreditation with SACSCOC.
  • Provides career advisement to students at undergraduate levels.
  • Participates in School-based faculty committee meetings.
  • Participates in University-wide committees and professional development activities.
  • Participates in student recruitment and retention activities.
  • Supervises and evaluates student interns as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.


QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 

Earned doctorate in mass communication or related field from an accredited university is preferred. ABDs will be considered. Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence is required and relevant mass communication experience is preferred. Demonstrated excellence in student media advising as well as practical experience in advising or supervising student media outlets is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Familiarity with academic policies and procedures of higher education institutions.
  • Ability to work effectively with other University personnel.
  • Ability to provide service to both the University and the community.
  • Ability to comply with rules, standards, regulations and laws related to student records.
  • Ability to adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to be discrete in handling confidential and sensitive matters, while complying with FERPA regulations.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals and/or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, students and University employees.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Evening and weekend hours as required by class schedule and office hours.

To apply, send a current curriculum vita, a cover letter, official graduate-level transcripts, three letters of reference, statement of personal teaching philosophy, and a summary of research interests to: hr@txwes.edu Att: Mass Communication Search Committee 

 

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