News Media Instructor and Internship Coordinator

The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Date Posted January 07, 2020
Industry Academia
Specialty Other
Required Education Master's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website https://jcm.ua.edu/

Description:

News Media Instructor & Internship Coordinator

Seeking an exemplary candidate to teach undergraduate skills courses in the Department of Journalism and Creative Media focusing on data journalism, multimedia, magazine editing, and photography. The candidate is also expected to serve as the News Internship Coordinator for the program.

The Department of Journalism and Creative Media at the University of Alabama seeks an instructor, non-tenure earning, renewable appointment of up to three years (annual renewal based upon satisfactory performance review, staffing needs, funding, etc.), in the area of news media. The position begins August 16, 2020. The salary is nationally competitive.

The successful candidate will teach courses in information gathering practices. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach courses in data and numeracy, data journalism, and data visualization. Other preferred teaching areas include multimedia, magazine editing, and photography. In the News Internship Coordinator role, the candidate will work with students preparing for their internships, staying informed about changing jobs and skills in a rapidly evolving news industry. More information about the Internship program can be found here: https://jcm.ua.edu/internships/

Collaboration with other college units will be encouraged, including the College’s Digital Media Center, home to three professional media outlets. Candidates should have earned at a minimum a master’s degree in a media-related, journalism, or communication field (PhD preferred) and worked professionally in journalism. Previous college teaching experience is preferred. The successful candidate should be able to contribute to the implementation of the College’s diversity plan: https://cis.ua.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Diversity-Plan_-Revised-Version-Approved-4-26-19.pdf

The department, created in 2016 with the merger of the Journalism Department and the Telecommunication & Film 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’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.

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. Rebecca K. Britt (rkbritt@ua.edu). Inquiries are welcome. To apply, visit https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Attach an application letter, vita/resume and names and contact information of three references.

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