Assistant Professor - Journalism/Broadcasting

Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas

Date Posted January 26, 2021
Industry Academia
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Master's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


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Assistant Professor - Journalism and Broadcasting
Communication Studies Department
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Texas, US

Primarily responsible for the teaching/learning process and will also participate in the necessary operations of the institution. Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work and teaching requirements indicate.


-60% Teaching: Develop, implement and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; Remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect current levels of student knowledge in the discipline; Develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes; Work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify professional development activities to improve student learning.

-30% Directorship of Texas Center for Community Journalism and Advisement of Texan News Service and Texan TV: Manage the daily and routine operations of the Texas Center for Community Journalism including, but not limited to, distributing content through the Center website and social media platforms, planning and hosting free workshops for community journalists around the state, planning and preparing special events related to the Center, managing the budget, maintaining relationships and connections with Center donors such as the Texas Press Association, and other duties as assigned.  Serve as an advisor to student interns working for TNS/TTV on issues related to the publication of news stories on the website, in the paper, and on the broadcasts.

-10% Service: Maintain appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry; Work in partnership with student success personnel on student advising and orientation. Participate in institutional service roles such as but not limited to, college committees, club sponsorship, advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment and mentoring of new and part-time faculty.

Education and Experience:

- Teachers of record must possess minimum Southern Association of Colleges and Schools credential standards which include a master’s degree with 18 graduate semester credit hours in the subject area or suitable approved justification. A master’s degree in journalism, communication or related field, plus substantial industry experience in journalism would be considered.

- Professional experience in journalism is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

-Demonstrated ability in the discipline and show clear promise of teaching excellence as evidenced in evaluation by peers, department head, and college dean. Documented yearly progress of professional achievement in teaching, scholarship, and service.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Tarleton’s Vision

Tarleton State University will be the premier comprehensive regional university in the nation, dedicated to education, service and research. It is committed to being a university of opportunity for all students and believes it has a responsibility to drive regional innovation and job creation for all graduates.

About Tarleton State University

Tarleton’s innovative and transformative approach provides more than knowledge. Through real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship and service, students gain the know-how for promising careers, no matter their field of study.

Tarleton has evolved into the near-perfect model of size, academic scope and affordability. Founded in 1899 and part of The Texas A&M University System since 1917, it combines the resources of a major public institution — more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, cutting-edge academic facilities, faculty experts — with its own brand of personal attention, history and community to be a first-choice destination for students across North Texas and beyond.

Students can choose to study in one of seven colleges — Agricultural and Environmental, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.

The primary campus is in Stephenville, which consistently ranks as one of the best small towns in America. Additional locations are in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and Bryan, complemented by a fully online Global Campus.

Students come to Tarleton from around the world, representing some 30 countries and nearly every state in the U.S., and leave as moral, ethical thinkers with civility and integrity who contribute meaningfully to a global society.

Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact 254-968-9128.

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