Faculty Lecturer Journalism/Mass Media

Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Oct 05, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Faculty Lecturer Journalism/Mass Media

Position Category: Faculty - Non Tenure Track (FT)

Summary:
Utah Valley University invites applications for a Faculty Lecturer to teach Journalism and Mass Media courses in the Department of Communication to begin August 2021. This position is reoccurring. The successful candidate will teach a variety of classes, including news reporting and editing, writing for the mass media, visual communication, and other courses offered by the department in the candidate's specialty.

This is a teaching position of a 5/5/ load with no expectations of research/scholarship or service. 100% of the applicant's duties will consist of teaching in the classroom, meeting with students, syllabus and course content creation, and assessment of student performance.

The Department of Communication currently consists of close to 20 full-time faculty members and numerous adjunct faculty members from the community. The Communication program at Utah Valley University is committed to attaining diversity in its faculty, students, and curricula. We welcome applicants whose varied life experiences have prepared them to contribute to enhancing this commitment during this time of growth. For more information, please see: https://www.uvu.edu/inclusion.

Utah Valley University is a rapidly growing regional university of more than 35,000 students and is located in Orem, Utah - about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City. Central Utah boasts not only fine restaurants and cultural events, but also access to world-class ski resorts, hiking, fishing, biking, and other outdoor activities.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


Required Qualifications:
Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with an M.A. or M.S. in a communication-specific field. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Must be willing to teach all modalities (in-person, online, hybrid, weekend).


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge required to teach journalism courses, news editing, reporting, and digital journalism.
• Knowledge required to teach general education courses related to journalism and mass media studies.
• Excellence in teaching as demonstrated through effective instructional strategies and techniques in the classroom.
• Teaching strengths should complement current departmental curriculum.
• Ability to engage students in the topics appropriate to the curriculum.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to work independently.


Preferred Qualifications:
Evidence of online course design and teaching. Ability to articulate a diverse/multicultural approach to teaching preferred. Experience in digital journalism, social media analytics, and content creation are preferred.


Physical Requirements:
May be required to teach online, blended, distance education, off-campus or evening courses. Requires standing, sitting, and speaking.


Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC11720
Open Date: 10/02/2020
Review Start Date: 10/08/2020
Close Date: 12/1/2020
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: Under “References Letter” please list a minimum of two contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.


To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/20218

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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