Department: IU Southeast School of Social Sciences
The School of Social Sciences at Indiana University Southeast seeks candidates for a visiting assistant professor of multimedia journalism position in our Journalism & Media Program, to begin in August 2020. The successful candidate will also serve as director of student media, serving as faculty adviser to The Horizon, our award-winning multiplatform student news organization, and Horizon Radio, our internet radio station. This position is for the 2020-21 academic year.
Teaching expectations for this position will include the student media practicum course, offered every semester, in which students create content for The Horizon. Other potential courses include those relating to online and multimedia journalistic storytelling, social media, and journalistic writing and reporting.
Review of candidates will begin on March 20, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit a cover letter indicating your qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, a copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of three references.
This is a position in a growing program that is the only one of its kind in the Southern Indiana/Louisville service region. Our Journalism & Media Program includes bachelor's degrees and minors in both Multimedia Journalism and Public Relations, and our students regularly engage in experiential learning opportunities through student media and organizations, including a nationally award-winning multiplatform student news organization, an Internet radio station, and the only Public Relations Student Society of America chapter in the metro area. A high percentage of IU Southeast students remain in the region after graduating, and we seek a candidate who can help students translate valuable journalism and public relations skills into a variety of potential careers.
As a regional campus, our mission at IU Southeast involves significant community interaction, so a track record of engaging with local professional partners is a plus. Indiana University Southeast is one of eight campuses of Indiana University. It is a residential campus of about 5,500 students located in New Albany, Indiana, which is within the Louisville, Kentucky greater metropolitan area. The metro area of about one million people has a thriving arts, music, and dining scene as well as excellent nearby recreation areas.
Indiana University Southeast is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, applicants with disabilities and members of other under-represented groups.
Required qualifications: A terminal degree (ABDs considered) in journalism, mass communication, or closely related field and teaching experience, or a master's degree combined with seven years of professional experience.
Preferred qualifications: Professional journalism experience or student media advising experience. Experience and/or interest in teaching online and using experiential and high-impact teaching methods.
Department Contact for Questions:
Questions can be directed to search committee chair Professor Ron Allman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OAA #: SE-20-02
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Internal Number: 9373
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.