[Air-L] Job Announcement: TT Asst. Prof of Multimedia Journalism, GVSU

Eric Harvey harveyer at gvsu.edu
Wed Oct 7 09:25:56 PDT 2015

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Position Title: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Multimedia Journalism

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Journalism or a related field with significant professional experience, and a record of public affairs reporting is required.  A doctoral degree in Journalism or related field is preferred (ABD will be considered, with expectations of degree completion by August 2017). Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level is preferred. In addition to these qualifications, preference will be given to candidates with strong digital media skills, active involvement in professional and/or academic associations and a potential for academic publications.

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 (www.gvsu.edu/soc<http://www.gvsu.edu/soc>) and become involved in curriculum development. However, their primary focus will be in teaching advanced and innovative reporting techniques (social media, data analysis),investigative journalism (public documents and databases) and issues in journalism (technology, law and ethics). Faculty members in the School of Communications at GVSU teach a 3/3 load, 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 (www.gvsu.edu/soc<http://www.gvsu.edu/soc>) 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, Film/Video Production, Health Communication, Multimedia Journalism, Photography, and Theatre. The School also offers a Masters in Communication. The School of Communications has more than 1,800 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 areample opportunities to engage the professional community and enjoy a positive quality of life.

How To Apply: Apply online at https://www.gvsujobs.org Candidates should attach: (1) letter of interest addressing relevantqualifications 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.

Application Deadline Date: Application materials must be received no later than Nov. 16, 2015. Interviews will be conducted in early 2016 for a position to start in August 2016.

Eric Harvey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Communications
Grand Valley State University
Lake Superior Hall 287
Allendale, MI 49401

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