Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University seeks an Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in the Multimedia Journalism program, a part of the School of Communications.

Required Qualifications and Education:
Must possess a master’s degree in journalism or a related field with significant professional television production experience. College teaching experience is required. Strong digital media skills and a commitment to the highest technical, journalistic and ethical standards are required.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:
A Ph.D. in journalism or a related communications field with significant professional television production experience. ABD will be considered, with expectations of degree completion by August 31, 2018. Prior experience working in public broadcasting is preferred. In addition to these requirements, preference will be given to candidates who have a record of active involvement in professional and/or academic associations.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach a range of core and elective courses in the undergraduate Multimedia Journalism major ( and become involved in curriculum development. However, their primary focus will be television production courses. Candidate will be responsible for working in partnership with the University’s public television station, WGVU-TV, in the production of a news/public affairs program created by students in the Broadcast News Workshop course. Faculty members in the School of Communications at GVSU teach three courses per semester, advise and mentor students, actively engage in scholarly and/or creative work, and provide service to the School of Communications and university by working on committees or taking on other administrative duties.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.

Department/Division: The GVSU School of Communications ( places a premium on commitment to the integration of liberal and professional education. The School, located in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offers a core of courses in communications, after which students select a major in Advertising/Public Relations, Communication Studies, Health Communication, and Multimedia Journalism. The School also offers a Masters in Communication. The School of Communications has more than 1,100 students.

Campus: Grand Valley State University offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 25,000 students. The university is located in West Michigan, with access to the urban amenities of metropolitan Grand Rapids area as well as the scenic environment of the Lake Michigan shoreline. There are ample opportunities to engage the professional community and enjoy a positive quality of life.

Application Deadline Date: Application deadline is November 10, 2017.

How To Apply: Apply online at and click “Apply now”. Candidates should prepare: (1) letter of interest addressing relevant qualifications and experience; (2) current CV (that includes clear dates, titles and descriptions of any previous courses taught at the university level, and a website link to examples of professional/creative work; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; and (4) the names, email addresses and current telephone numbers of three references. The online system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

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