Instructor, News Media & Digital Media - JCM - 518240
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Internal Number: 518240
Department/Organization 207451 - Journalism and Creative Media
Position Summary The University of Alabama Department of Journalism and Creative Media seeks an instructor, non-tenure earning, renewable appointment of up to three years in the area of electronic news and digital media. The position begins August 16, 2023.
Detailed Position Information The successful candidate will teach diverse courses in newsgathering practices including audio and video storytelling, writing for all forms of news and digital media, videography, nonlinear editing, and delivery and production across media platforms including newscast production. The requirements also specifically include working with the C&IS Digital Media Center and potential collaboration with the other three academic departments in the college. A candidate should also have an interest in advising The Capstone Association of Black Journalists or another departmental student organization such as the Radio Television and Digital News Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, BEA Student Clubs.
Minimum Qualifications Candidates should have earned a master's degree in electronic journalism or equivalent
Preferred Qualifications Professional media experience with 3-5 years minimum; some teaching experience as a lab instructor or adjunct, and a teamwork-based approach to working with students and a professional staff similar to a working newsroom.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application To apply, visit https://careers.ua.edu/faculty-jobs. Attach application letter, vita/resume and names and contact information of three references. Additional information about the Department, the College and the University, is available at www.cis.ua.edu. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Chandra Clark (205-348-2697 – email@example.com). Inquiries are welcome. This posting is scheduled to close on January 31, 2023, and the screening of applications begins February 1, 2023.
About the Division/College/School The College of Communication and Information Sciences is home to state-of-the-art media and research facilities like the Digital Media Center and the Institute for Communication and Information Research. The College's students and programs have won several regional and national awards in multiple areas ranging from forensics and debate to being named PRWeek's Most Outstanding Education Program. The College offers bachelor’s degrees in advertising, communication studies, creative media, news media and public relations; master’s degrees in advertising and public relations, book arts, communication studies, journalism and media studies, and library and information studies; and a multidisciplinary doctoral degree in communication and information sciences. With an award-winning faculty and staff and commitment to innovative scholarship and teaching, the College of Communication and Information Sciences is dedicated to realizing the potential of communication and information to make everyone’s world a better place.
The Journalism and Creative Media Department includes approximately 900 undergraduate majors and master’s students. This department is one of four academic units in the College of Communication and Information Science. The College also includes a national ranked interdepartmental doctoral program, and the Institute for Communication and Information Research, which offers survey, content analysis, and focus group facilities, as well as a child media lab, a psychophysiology lab, and a theater. The College’s Digital Media Center houses the professional production facilities of the state’s Center for Public Television and Radio, Alabama Public Radio, and WVUA 23, a full-power commercial television station serving the Birmingham market. The College’s School of Library and Information Studies offers an MLIS degree and an MFA in Book Arts.
About the University The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.
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With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.
Background Investigation and EEO Statement Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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