Mississippi State University

Department Profile:
The department (www.comm.msstate.edu) is one of the largest on campus. Approximately 600 majors are in concentrations of Broadcasting, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, and Theatre. Students may choose concentrations in more than one area, and minors are offered in each concentration.

Area of Specialization:
Broadcast and Digital Journalism

Anticipated Appointment Date:
January 1, 2018

Tenure Track Status:
Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the activities below. The successful candidates will teach Broadcasting and related courses, including a combination of Television Production, Advanced Television Production, News Writing for Electronic Media, Writing for the Media, Digital Communication, Practicum in Television News, and Broadcast Performance. In addition, at least one of the positions requires the ability to lead students in production of a 30-minute live news program as part of the Practicum in Television News course. Hands-on experience with the latest software and equipment is essential for both positions.

The successful candidates will have a 4/4 course load (or equivalent duties) for fall and spring semesters. Summer teaching is often available, but is not guaranteed. The successful candidates will assist with the continuing development of curriculum in the Broadcasting concentration and lead in the overall enhancement of the evolving program.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Master’s degree is required. However, consideration will be given to someone with a Bachelor’s degree and substantial professional experience in the broadcast industry in the areas listed below.
1) Reporting and producing
2) Broadcast production
3) Web-based journalism
4) Creative Cloud or equivalent knowledge
5) Non-linear video editing

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):
Yes

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Broadcasting, Digital Journalism, or similar area and prior collegiate teaching experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The successful candidates must have a thorough knowledge of the field and a willingness to participate collegially in a broad department. Colleagues must be able to communicate that knowledge in the classroom environment to students as well as to other important groups through scholarship and service. See above for overall duties and responsibilities.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
The successful candidates must be able to teach in a classroom setting, work in a studio, and conduct service in the profession.

Instructions for Applying:
All applicants must apply online: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/496109/www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references.

In addition, please send official transcripts, philosophy of teaching, and three reference letters to Dr. Larry Strout, Chair of Broadcasting/Digital Journalism Search Committee, Department of Communication, P.O. Box PF, Mississippi State, MS 39762.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: 
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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