Visiting Professor in Broadcast Journalism

Sam Houston State University/Mass Communication Department, Huntsville, Texas

Date Posted January 13, 2020
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Education
Required Education Master's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Commensurate with education and experience


Sam Houston State University – Dept of Mass Communication


The Department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University invites applicants for a visiting professor position in broadcast journalism to begin in Fall 2020.

We seek talented scholars and educators for a broadly focused position on any combination of video, audio and/or streaming journalism. The successful candidate will teach digital and emerging journalism with a focus on video and/or audio reporting skills regarding conventional and social media distribution platforms.

Depending on interests and experience, the hire will update and teach popular undergraduate courses on broadcast television news reporting, television news production, audio journalism reporting and production, podcasting and/or mobile journalism. Based on qualifications, the successful candidate may also teach graduate courses on a flexible variety of digital media topics. They will publish academic scholarship and assist a growing and competitive faculty.

The successful candidate must have professional experience in a television or video production multi-camera environment, be proficient as a director and have the ability to do post-production work. Experience teaching video, audio and/or streaming-based journalism is highly desirable, as is professional experience in a television, radio or digital newsroom.

?M.A in Digital Media required, Ph.D. preferred. Ideal candidates possess a graduate degree in journalism, RTF, mass communications or a related field. Academic scholarship on video, audio and/or streaming broadcasting is encouraged; a history of work with graduate students is helpful, but not required.

Headquartered in the Dan Rather Communication Building, the mass communication department at Sam Houston State University hosts over 600 dedicated undergraduate majors studying multiplatform journalism, broadcast media production, film, public relations and advertising. Students on the professional side of the growing master’s in digital media program pursue creative and professional careers in digital media writing, production, filmmaking and digital entrepreneurship; students on the media studies track conduct original scholarly research and develop a foundation for competitive Ph.D. programs. The department is home to award-winning student media, including The Houstonian, KSHU Channel 7 and 90.5 The Kat. The department is also developing Spanish-language journalism for its online radio station, El Gato.

Nestled in the heart of the Piney Woods, Sam Houston State University is a competitive public university in Huntsville, Texas, with more than 21,000 diverse students. It is located about an hour north of Houston, a metropolis GQ recently declared “The New Capital of Southern Cool.” Huntsville, Houston and East Texas boast a growing and diverse population, high quality of life and low cost of living.

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security-sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Interested candidates should apply online at

Include a cover letter, a current CV, a teaching philosophy statement, a research goals statement (showcasing any planned or ongoing research or creative production projects), and contact information for three references. Application review is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions or more information, contact Marcus Funk at

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