Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Department of Journalism, Public Relations & New Media
Location: Waco, Texas
Internal Number: 4560768
Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Department of Journalism, Public Relations & New Media Journalism, Public Relations and New Media
Location: Waco, TX Open Date: Jul 24, 2023 Deadline: Sep 30, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description: The Baylor University Journalism, Public Relations & New Media Department seeks a dynamic scholar to fill the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) beginning in Fall 2024. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree and have professional experience in broadcast journalism, photography, or videography. Specifically, in this search we are looking for someone with expertise in visual communication, digital audio and video production, and photography.
The Department of Journalism, Public Relations & New Media is accredited by Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC).
About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the 'Great Colleges to Work For' from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while allowing faculty and staff to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
Qualifications: Candidates for tenure-track positions must have:
A defined research agenda or promise of substantial research and/or juried exhibitions of national or international scope, seek research grants,
Be willing to mentor graduate students and
Teach both conceptual and skills-based courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Courses taught may include the areas of visual communication, digital audio and video production, photography, and the history of photography. Teaching experience in broadcast journalism and professional broadcasting experience, such as sports broadcasting, is preferred. Teachable knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite is preferred. Responsibilities also include management of the programming and use of equipment in the broadcast media lab and instructing students on audio and video production with the equipment.
Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, a copy of the transcript for the highest degree conferred (if the Ph.D. is in progress, please furnish a copy of the official transcript showing completion of hours toward the Ph.D.), contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation, and a religious statement (please clearly indicate your religious affiliation, for example, Baptist, Church of Christ, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, etc., the name of the church or synagogue that you attend, and a few brief statements about your faith and your religious commitment). Further information about Baylor's mission can be found at https://www.baylor.edu/about/.
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylors commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, and academic strategic plan, Illuminate.