Texas Tech University

Assistant Professor of Practice in Multimedia Writing
College of Media & Communication
REQ# 10028BR

SUMMARY:
The College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University seeks a media and communication writing professional and teacher with media writing, multimedia writing, editing and publication experience.  This is a non-tenure-track, full-time position, renewable annually based on performance.

TEACHING AND SERVICE:
Candidates should be prepared and credentialed to teach in the COMC’s online professional MA program in addition to teaching undergraduate face-to-face and online courses. Instructional duties would comprise 40% of this position’s overall assignment, equating to a teaching load of four courses (2/2) per 9-month academic year, with the opportunity to teach additional courses during summer or intersessions for additional compensation. The remaining 60% of the position would be devoted to leading a student, faculty and staff production team that produces traditional and digital publications and productions. Service duties include program-building, as well as a commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

AFFILIATION:
This position would report to the Assistant Dean for Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Media & Communication.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5 years combined post-secondary teaching and/or professional experience in media writing including but not limited to: traditional and online magazines, new media, newspaper, television, advertising, public relations, non-profit and other types of organizations.
  • A completed Master’s degree (MA/MFA) or PhD at the time of appointment; plus exceptional professional experience at the time of appointment;
    experience managing students and/or professional staff in the completion of professional-quality media projects;
  • a strong writing portfolio;
  • excellent interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 10 years combined post-secondary teaching and/or professional experience in media and communication writing experiences
  • Master’s degree (MA/MFA) or PhD completed at the time of appointment;
  • Traditional and new media experience;
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching and/or professional writing (honors, awards, etc.);
  • Skills in writing and editing for fast-paced social media environment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to those applications completed prior to April 1, 2017.  A complete description is available at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/employment/.  Apply on-line at http://careers.texastech.edu/.  You will be asked to provide a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a list of three references with complete addresses and phone numbers, a link to your professional portfolio, and a letter of application describing your teaching experience and creative/professional accomplishments.  The Requisition Number for the position is 10028BR.

The search committee is headed by Dr. Todd Chambers.  Questions may be addressed to him at todd.chambers@ttu.edu or by voice at 806.834.5712.

The preferred start date for employment is September 1, 2017 (Fall 2017).

ABOUT US:
The College of Media & Communication has approximately 1,650 undergraduate majors, 150 MA students and 36 Ph.D. students.  It maintains high standards for teaching, even as its reputation as a media and communication research center grows. Junior faculty hires from top doctoral programs in recent years reflect the college’s ascendance. In addition to Hispanic and international communication, research strengths among college faculty include strategic, health, and political communication as well as social scientific research methods.

Texas Tech University is included among the elite group of 115 doctoral institutions that has received the “Highest Research Activity” designation in the 2015 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

EEO:
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Texas Tech University

Assistant Professor of Practice in Creative Media
College of Media & Communication
REQ# 10027BR

SUMMARY:
The College of Media & Communication (COMC) at Texas Tech University seeks a creative professional and teacher with production and post-production skills in film/video production and/or interactive multimedia design to lead a client-driven student production team. This is a non-tenure-track, full-time position, renewable annually based on performance.

TEACHING AND SERVICE:
Candidates should be prepared and credentialed to teach in the COMC’s online professional MA program in addition to teaching undergraduate face-to-face and online courses. Instructional duties would comprise 40% of this position’s overall assignment, equating to a teaching load of four courses (2/2) per 9-month academic year, with the opportunity to teach additional courses during summer or intersessions for additional compensation. The remaining 60% of the position would be devoted to leading a student, faculty and staff production team that produces traditional and digital publications and productions. Service duties include program-building, as well as a commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

AFFILIATION:
This position would report to the Chair of the Department of Journalism & Electronic Media, and in most cases her/his teaching assignments would be in JEM/JOUR/EMC. Opportunities for media production will be developed through the College’s Center for Communication Research.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • 10-15 years combined post-secondary teaching and/or professional experience in media production, particularly with regard to film/video production, digital editing, audio, and web/multimedia design;
  • media sales, donor development, and/or administrative experience;
  • evidence of excellence in teaching and/or creative/commercial production (honors, awards, etc.);
  • skills in emerging content production techniques (e.g., digital delivery, virtual reality, etc.).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 10-15 years combined post-secondary teaching and/or professional experience in media production, particularly with regard to film/video production, digital editing, audio, and web/multimedia design;
  • media sales, donor development, and/or administrative experience;
  • evidence of excellence in teaching and/or creative/commercial production (honors, awards, etc.);
  • skills in emerging content production techniques (e.g., digital delivery, virtual reality, etc.).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Review of applications will begin March 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete description is available at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/employment/. Apply on-line at http://careers.texastech.edu/. You will be asked to provide a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a list of three references with complete addresses and phone numbers, a link to your professional portfolio, and a letter of application describing your teaching experience and creative/professional accomplishments. The Requisition Number for the position is 10027BR.

The search committee is headed by Drs. Glenn Cummins and Robert Peaslee, co-Chairs. Questions may be addressed to them at glenn.cummins@ttu.edu or robert.peaslee@ttu.edu or by calling +1 (806) 834-2562.

The preferred start date for employment is September 1, 2017 (Fall 2017).

ABOUT US:
The College of Media & Communication has approximately 1,650 undergraduate majors, 150 MA students and 36 Ph.D. students. It maintains high standards for teaching, even as its reputation as a media and communication research center grows. Junior faculty hires from top doctoral programs in recent years reflect the college’s ascendance. In addition to Hispanic and international communication, research strengths among college faculty include strategic, health, and political communication as well as social scientific research methods.

Texas Tech University is included among the elite group of 115 doctoral institutions that has received the “Highest Research Activity” designation in the 2015 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

EEO:
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

Professor of Practice, Non-tenure track (Position Number 50682)

The Division of Journalism invites applications for a professor of practice to teach courses in news reporting and digital journalism while also advising digital student media operations. Our program trains journalists to communicate in all areas relating to news media, digital journalism and video. Our state-of-the-art Journalism Complex, located in the top media market in the Southwest, includes a digital newsroom and broadcast studio. Programs in journalism and fashion media emphasize strong technology skills as well as the traditional foundation in writing, editing, critical thinking and ethics. The ideal candidate will have a versatile reporting background as well as a proven and ongoing curiosity in embracing new media techniques. Teaching responsibilities will include basic and advanced courses that cover writing, reporting, digital skills, social media and multimedia, as well as the possibility of developing other elective courses depending on area of expertise. Responsibilities also include academic advising and committee work. The position begins August 2017.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or other relevant field, as well as full-time professional experience in print, digital or broadcast news in a major media market.

Preferred qualifications: An advanced degree with an established record of teaching experience.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/40509 by uploading a cover letter, résumé, and three letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by March 10, 2017.