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.