Middle Tennessee State University

The accredited School of Journalism at Middle Tennessee State University seeks applicants for four tenure-track faculty positions; two for Multiplatform Journalism and two for Public Relations/Strategic Communication/Advertising.

All positions are available at the rank of assistant or associate professor and start August 1, 2018.

Our new journalism colleagues will assist students in learning to use video, audio and photos with text to tell powerful and compelling stories across multiple platforms and how to use social media storytelling tools to inform and persuade. The ideal candidates will understand the changing world of journalism and the need to educate students in media innovation, multiple media forms and formats.

Our public relations/strategic communication/advertising colleagues will understand the intersection of public relations, strategic communication and advertising. Ideal candidates will help students prepare for a career in this interconnected world that rewards writing across multiple platforms, relationship building, strategic analysis and the use of legacy and social media tools to inform or persuade.

Candidates who provide global and/or diverse perspectives will receive special consideration. Web and/or app design, data analytics or interactive media design are additional strength areas for applicants. University teaching experience is desirable.

Position descriptions and online application submission for Multiplatform Journalism and Public Relations/Strategic Communication/Advertising are available at: http://bit.ly/2xfDwEx

Our faculty is committed to an education model that balances the development of professional skills with a broader understanding of the history, ethics and social impact of media. We have a tradition of balancing teaching, creative activity/research and service. Members of our faculty include editors and former editors of national journals, prominent former journalists, and researchers and writers with distinguished records and active research agendas. MTSU is located in Murfreesboro, TN, about 35 miles from Nashville, and offers a low cost of living and high quality of life.

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

East Tennessee State University

Job Title Assistant Professor, Media and Communication
Department Media and Communication – 21900
Pay Grade 1
Job Category Faculty

Job Summary

EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION, invites applications for a tenure track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position, available August 2018, focused to teach a variety of media production courses including video production, broadcast studio production, video editing, radio production and management, as well as production aspects of convergence journalism. The Department of Media and Communication offers an integrated, cross platform curriculum including undergraduate and graduate courses with the goal of producing graduates with a broad knowledge of the media and its wide variety of professions. Community engagement, particularly through service learning in the classroom, is emphasized in the department. We are a fast growing, professionally-focused department with undergraduate concentrations in advertising/public relations, journalism, and radio/television/film and a graduate program in Brand & Media Strategy. Curriculum is bridged through interdisciplinary collaborations with multiple campus units. Our department is the first in North America to embed the Adobe Experience Cloud media content solutions in curriculum and our relationship with Adobe is unique. Our Adobe alliance creates strong partnerships with industry for students and faculty. We are looking for a colleague who is interested in joining a team focused on innovation for students by teaching students to produce content that connects with digital audiences. Our Adobe initiative as well as the other growth initiatives in our graduate program makes this an exciting time to join our team. The Department of Media and Communication expects all successful candidates to establish and maintain an active research program and participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Successful candidates must be knowledgeable in aspects of media production as well as studio production. Candidates must have experience using and teaching with Adobe Creative Cloud. Continued knowledge of media trends is important.

Required Qualifications
• Terminal degree in related field
• Two years of professional experience in a media-related field

Preferred Qualifications
• Three or more years of professional experience in a media-related field
• Sports media production experience
• Prior teaching experience at the college level

Salary $50,000

Please apply for this position at: http://jobs.etsu.edu

East Tennessee State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer