Visiting Asst. Professor/Multimedia Journalism

Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana

Date PostedApril 15, 2019
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified




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 2019.  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 2019-20 academic year, with potential for at least one year renewal thereafter.

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.

Required qualifications: A terminal degree (ABDs considered) in journalism, mass communication, or closely related field and teaching experience. A master’s degree combined with relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a terminal degree.

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.

Review of candidates will begin on May 6, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to:  Submit a cover letter indicating your qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, a copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three email addresses of references. Questions can be directed to search committee chair Dr. Adam Maksl at

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, a new 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.

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