Butler University

Assistant/Associate Professor in Journalism and Sports Media

Position Overview

The Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism at Butler University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in Journalism and Sports Media, beginning Fall 2017. The deadline for applications has been extended to March 31, 2017. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching multimedia journalism and sports media courses. The ability to mentor students during Butler athletic events is required.

A terminal degree in Journalism or a closely related field is required. The teaching load will be 9 credit hours per semester, and this position requires an active program of scholarly or creative pursuits.

The Sports Media program is a fast growing and innovative major. Students have the opportunity to work on the production of local sporting events, and internship opportunities abound in the Indianapolis area with professional and amateur sports organizations, including the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers, the Indiana Fever, the Indianapolis 500, and the NCAA national headquarters.

More information about the Sports Media program is available at https://www.butler.edu/sports-media.

To Apply
Applicants must submit:

  • Completed Butler University Employment Application form available at https://www.butler.edu/sites/default/files/employee_application_form.docx
  • Letter of application outlining qualifications and teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information of three references who can speak to candidate’s educational and professional abilities
  • Sample of creative or scholarly work
  • Unofficial transcripts

Application and completed support materials should be submitted via email to:
Dr. Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh, Sports Media Search Committee Chair, College of Communication sportsmediasearch@butler.edu

Or via mail to:
Dr. Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh, Sports Media Search Search Committee Chair
College of Communication
Butler University
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Review of applications will begin March 31, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Only completed applications will be considered.

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

Ball State University

Assistant/Associate Professor-News Concentration

The Department of Journalism in the College of Communication, Information & Media at Ball State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in the News Concentration beginning August, 2017. The successful candidate will have expertise in media law and ethics and have a robust research agenda.

Major responsibilities:  As this professor will be expected to teach, maintain a scholarly research agenda and provide service to the Department of Journalism, university and community, applicants should be committed to excellence in these areas.

Preference will be given to applicants with proficiency in legal and ethical issues such as internet law and policy, social media ethics and FOIA. In addition to courses in law and ethics, teaching opportunities could include one or more of the following topic areas: media in American society, writing and editing across platforms, photojournalism and communication theory, as well as other areas as assigned.

The ACEJMC-accredited Department of Journalism is housed in leading-edge facilities with high-end technology in the classrooms and in its Unified Media Lab. The News Concentration is an integrated curriculum drawing from the Department of Journalism and the Department of Telecommunications with an emphasis on cross-platform storytelling, media analytics and mobile journalism.

Minimum qualifications: Earned doctoral degree in Mass Communication or relevant field by August 1, 2018; Demonstrated ability to teach media law and ethics, as well as other classes as assigned; A defined scholarly research agenda.

Preferred qualifications: Successful record of scholarly research, evidence of teaching effectiveness at the university level and professional media experience.

Muncie is located in East Central Indiana, 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans and tuition assistance for employees and dependents.

Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Electronic submission of application materials is required. Email letter of application, curriculum vitae, copy of official transcript of highest degree earned and the names and contact information for at least three references to:

Mrs. Arlene Shirk
Administrative Coordinator
Department of Journalism
Ball State University
Muncie, IN  47306

Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2017.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs.  We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation.

Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.  The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

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