The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites nominations and applications for a part-time Curricular Fellow to assist current instructors in their strategic communications or journalism courses to support curriculum alignment with the professions. Specific responsibilities for the position will be negotiated with the director.
The role of the fellow is to assist professional strategic communication and journalism course instructors on a specific assignment as appropriate to the candidate’s background and curricular needs.
Additional responsibilities include:
Advise students about professional concerns.
Capacity to contribute to the ongoing development and delivery of a rapidly evolving curriculum in strategic communication.
Review/recommend curriculum content in coordination with faculty and the HSJMC director.
Provide collaborative teaching, as assigned, or substitute instructional support for strategic communication and/or journalism courses
Participate in School colloquia and provide updates on developments and trends in the professional field through reading, participation in professional organizations, publications, public speaking and network development within the community.
Support the unit’s efforts to infuse professional competencies and principles into its curriculum in line with accreditation expectations.
Assist with the assessment of curriculum.
This is a part-time position starting fall semester 2023. The appointment will be made at the rank of teaching specialist, consistent with University policy. This position may be renewed, subject to satisfactory performance and available funding.
Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of documented professional achievement in a relevant journalism, advertising, public relations, or media industry field or equivalent. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated professional experience relevant working on issues related to strategic communication, journalism, and media and information curriculum.
Master’s degree, MBA or PhD in a related field with five years or more of senior leadership experience or Bachelor’s degree with ten years of professional journalism experience or senior leadership experience in strategic communication. Leadership experience may be in professional journalism outlets, corporate communications, advertising or public relations.
Professional experience at the national and local level in nonprofit, journalism, agency or corporate settings. Work experience in journalism to include significant regional and/or national reporting assignments, visual editing and/or reporting skills. Work experience in strategic communication to include management of significant communication budgets, public relations and advertising campaigns.
Significant professional experience working with quantitative and qualitative research
Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
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