Non-Tenure Track Lecturer in Public Media

Burlington, Vermont

Date Posted May 15, 2024
Industry Academia
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Master's Degree
Job Status Full-time


The University of Vermont’s College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty member with professional expertise in the fields of public media and journalism. The successful candidate will join our award-winning faculty in the Department of English at the rank of lecturer. Summer work (compensated by additional salary) is expected. The position will start in the Summer of 2024.

This faculty member will guide the College’s new partnership with Vermont Public (a community-supported media organization that provides both radio and television programing), teach media classes, mentor the next generation of fearless and ethical journalists, and serve as a point-person with UVM for a new Vermont Public/UVM collaboration. The position has initial funding for four years.

The successful candidate will teach discipline-specific courses that complement current offerings in UVM’s Reporting & Documentary Storytelling minor as well as serve as the administrative leader of a collaborative internship program at Vermont Public. This position will consist approximately of 50% teaching and 50% duties associated with running the collaborative internship program.


The successful candidate will

  • Hold a master’s degree or higher in journalism or a related field.
  • Have at least 5 years’ journalism experience, including writing, editing, and managing staff in a digital/audio media environment.
  • Have a proven track record of producing quality content.
  • Have familiarity with audio/podcast equipment, production, and editing software (including Adobe Audition).
  • Have a deep, applied understanding of how to use visual and audio journalism, digital video, and social media to enhance journalistic storytelling.
  • Have a deep understanding of the institutional and administrative complexities of a multilayered media organization.

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Teach 1 course per semester focused on media studies in accordance with the needs of the Reporting & Documentary Storytelling minor. Exact content will depend on faculty research, interests, or specific areas of expertise.
  • Teach 1 professionally oriented course per semester, designed to award academic credit through curated work experiences and meaningful reflection exercises, for interns working with Vermont Public.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Direct, edit, and produce Vermont Public stories and products generated by students at UVM.
  • Serve as the primary editor of student work at Vermont Public and help (in conjunction with Vermont Public staff) manage its publication.
  • Collaborate on story idea generation with the Vermont Public editorial team.
  • Supervise student-related, semester-long projects as well as longer-term projects that require continuity across semesters.
  • Liaise and consult regularly (through in-person and remote meetings) with Vermont Public staff from across the organization who have been designated as partners in this program.
  • Work, in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences Internship and Experiential Learning Office, to recruit intern applicants and promote the UVM/VP partnership on campus.
  • Work with relevant Vermont Public staff to review applications and select interns.
  • Champion within UVM the range of opportunities for students in this collaboration, which include video, audio, writing, business development, fundraising, and marketing.
  • Consult regularly with the student media advisor to determine if students working at UVMtv, the Cynic, and WRUV might benefit from an internship in this program or produce work that might be presented through Vermont Public.

Application Process:

Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled, with a preference for applications received by May 31st.

Please apply online at

Anticipated start date is August 1, 2024 (negotiable)

Applicants are asked to include:

  • a curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • a statement regarding dedication to providing quality experiential learning and job-based training to young, emerging professionals
  • an inclusive excellence statement (see below)
  • contact information for three professional references.
  • The reference providers will be emailed information to upload their letters

For more information about the position, please contact Associate Dean for Student Success, Paul Deslandes, at