Date Posted September 12, 2023
Industry Academia
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Master's Degree
Job Status Full-time


Renewable Term Lecturer in Sports Media, School of Media Arts and Design


The School of Media Arts and Design (SMAD) at James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for a Renewable Term Appointment (RTA) in the rank of Lecturer beginning in August 2024.


Duties and Responsibilities:

SMAD seeks a student-oriented colleague to join our Journalism Concentration and teach some combination of sports media, journalism, and SMAD foundation courses. In addition, our new colleague will provide leadership in further developing sports media coursework and will mentor students engaged in covering sports. Drawing upon expertise and professional experience in sports journalism, the colleague will collaborate with faculty in JMU’s interdisciplinary Sport Communication Minor and interact with the marketing and media production staffs of JMU Athletics. The colleague also will work with external partners in the regional sports media community to develop internships and other initiatives. Students at JMU, an NCAA Division I member of the Sunbelt Conference, have extensive opportunities to cover athletes competing in 18 varsity sports.



A master’s degree is required, or a bachelor’s degree with substantial professional experience in sports media. Teaching experience is preferred.


Interdisciplinarity is a SMAD hallmark. SMAD’s distinctive undergraduate major has four concentrations: Creative Advertising, Digital Video and Cinema, Interactive Design, and Journalism. Each empowers students to use mass media as a vehicle for storytelling. SMAD provides one of the finest media production facilities in the country offering instructional workspaces for creating video, audio, graphics, animation, websites, and apps. The School has about 700 undergraduate majors and more than 20 faculty members, who represent a blend of professional and academic interests. All SMAD faculty are actively engaged in teaching, service, and research or creative activities. For more information, go to https:// href="">


The School of Media Arts and Design is part of JMU’s College of Arts and Letters, which enrolls more than 3,100 undergraduate majors and about 150 graduate students across ten academic units. Home to several interdisciplinary centers and institutes, the College embraces the teacher-scholar model and encourage excellent applicants within our particular disciplines, as well as scholars and teachers eager to work across them.


To learn more and to apply, go to and reference posting F2259 or go to Review of applications begins 10/9/2023. Salary is commensurate with experience.


James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.