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Kent State JMC Seeks to Hire Non-Tenured Assistant Professor with Emphasis on Multimedia Journalism

Posted Feb. 17, 2014


Assistant Professor or Lecturer, non-tenure track 
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
The Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication invites applications for a non-tenure track assistant professor or lecturer with multimedia journalism skills, teaching experience and the ability to prepare students for today’s media careers.

The Qualifications
We seek candidates capable of teaching integrated multimedia communications and production skills to undergraduates. The successful candidate will have appropriate journalism credentials and demonstrable experience in integrating video, audio recording, digital photography, web design and social media savvy into news reporting and production.

This is a teaching-intensive position. Special preference will be given to those who can demonstrate strong storytelling skills and expertise in advanced reporting techniques with an emphasis on mobile and on data journalism. Successful teaching will be highly valued, as will scholastic journalism advising or instruction.

A Master’s degree or higher is preferred.  Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Candidates from ethnically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The Opportunity
The position offers continuing annual appointments contingent upon performance and budget, with third-year reviews and opportunity for promotion in rank.
Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers engagement with a strong and forward-thinking school, strategically positioned within an innovative college and a dynamic university. The School attracts a diverse population of more than 800 undergraduate and 250 master’s students. It emphasizes learning outcomes that develop critical thinking, build specialized knowledge and prepare students for careers as professional communicators.

The School is ACEJMC-accredited and offers undergraduate degrees in journalism, visual journalism, advertising, public relations and digital media. Graduate degrees are offered in media management, public relations and reporting and editing, including a specialization in scholastic journalism education. 

The School also is home to the John S. and James L. Knight-supported Center for Scholastic Journalism, a national clearinghouse of information for and about student journalists and their advisers, a research center on issues affecting scholastic media, an educator of journalism teachers and an advocate for student press freedom and the First Amendment.
The School is part of the College of Communication and Information, an innovative collaboration with the School of Communication Studies, the School of Visual Communication Design and the School of Library and Information Science. The College offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.
Kent State University’s eight-campus system in northeast Ohio is among the largest regional systems in the country with more than 42,000 students.
Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
To Apply
Visit our website at to submit an application letter, vitae and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references. Applications received on or before Feb. 28, 2014, will be guaranteed full review; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Questions may be directed to:
Jeff Fruit
Professor and Search Committee Chair
Kent State University
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
P.O. Box 5190, 203b Franklin Hall
Kent, OH  44242-0001