The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, professional instructional staff position in journalism with an emphasis on accountability reporting, writing, and data literacy. Responsibilities will include teaching six courses a year (three in fall semester, three in spring semester) and continued contribution to the field of journalism, including staying current in the field by broadening knowledge and expertise.
Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students and service to the school and the university. The candidate will be expected to have the requisite professional experience required to teach reporting courses, including News Reporting and Writing, Intermediate News Reporting, In-Depth Reporting, and courses on media ethics that reflect the issues facing a rapidly changing journalism field and media environment. Interest in and willingness to supervise capstone experiences and/or support students’ career development is expected.
The successful candidate will be someone who is passionate about training students to be journalists who can think critically, write clearly and ask tough questions in a fast-paced world; who is both deeply skilled in accountability journalism and accustomed to the needs of the modern newsroom; who is creative, engaged, and willing to embrace new methods and media. Applicants should have demonstrated interest and success in cultivating others’ reporting and written communication and analysis skills. Adaptability to teaching and training students these skills to meet public health requirements during COVID-19 and in the university’s hybrid and remote learning environment is required.
This is a 100%-time, annually renewable position over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). This position begins fall semester 2021 (08/30/2021). This is an academic professional position at the rank of teaching specialist or lecturer, consistent with University policy and depending on qualifications. The salary for this position as a journalism teaching specialist will range from $56,000 to $66,000 depending on qualifications. Additional teaching opportunities during the summer term may be available.
Lecturers and teaching specialists in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication provide classroom teaching that supplement faculty offerings and expertise. Lecturers and teaching specialists develop and teach courses; advise students with regard to academic concerns and school-related organizations; provide service-related teaching duties; participate in the decisions relating to the policies, courses and programs in which there is involvement; contribute appropriate service to the school, college, and University; continue personal growth within the profession; and keep current with the field and broaden knowledge and expertise.
This position is subject to the Administrative Policy: Appointments of Academic Professional and Administrative Employees; the Administrative Policy: Academic Appointments with Teaching Functions, and the College of Liberal Arts Collegiate Plan for Implementation of Administrative Policy on Academic Appointments and additional policies and procedures.
Required Qualifications: B.A. in communication, journalism, or closely related field is required for appointment as a teaching specialist. A professional M.A. or PhD in journalism or mass communication or related field is required for appointment as a lecturer. The Hubbard School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.
Preferred Qualifications: A minimum of 4 years of full-time successful professional experience or similar professional work experience in a regionally and/or nationally recognized news organization is preferred. Demonstrated success as a reporter and/or editor in a regionally and/or nationally recognized news organization is preferred.
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