University of Maine

Position Title:
Lecturer in Journalism (id:44597)

Department:
Communication & Journalism

Bargaining Unit:
AFUM

Purpose:
The Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Maine seeks to hire a full-time lecturer to teach in journalism. The anticipated start date for this nine-month, ongoing appointment is September 1, 2018.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The normal course load for lecturer positions is four courses per semester. This position ordinarily comes with a two course reassignment to coordinate internships and serve as Departmental liaison to campus media, as well as the Maine Association of Broadcasters and the Maine Press Association. With reassignment, teaching responsibilities include three undergraduate courses per semester, such as multiplatform journalism (digital video production and reporting), journalism writing, and other news production courses. Regular service to the department, college, and the university is expected.

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:
Completed MA in Journalism or related field by the start date and professional journalism experience required. Preference is given to candidates who have recent experience working in journalism, demonstrate high quality teaching at the college level, and show excellence in digital multimedia production and reporting through examples of original, professional work. Successful candidates possess excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to work well in a team.

Appropriate background checks are required.

All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.

Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position”.  You will need to create a profile and application; upload 1) a cover letter, 2) a resume/curriculum vitae, 3) samples of professional work (up to three), 4) a teaching statement, 5) a sample syllabus, and 6) teaching evaluations if available. Additionally, three letters of recommendation must be submitted directly by their authors or a dossier service to the chair of the search committee, Professor Judith Rosenbaum at judith.rosenbaumandre@maine.edu. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2018. Candidates with completed applications by this date are guaranteed full consideration.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Length:
Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Other, Resume/CV, Syllabi, Teaching Evaluations, Teaching Philosophy
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=44597&job=lecturer-in-journalism