Assistant/Associate Professor or Professional Practice Faculty Member in Sports Media

Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism and Creative Media at Butler University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant/associate professor or a non-tenure line lecturer (professional practice faculty member) position in Sports Media beginning Fall 2021, subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have expertise in sports media production, with a preference for those with experience in producing live sports.

In addition, we have a desire for candidates who have scholarly, creative or teaching interests in one or more of the following: 1) Race + Sports Media/Journalism, 2) Esports, 3) Podcasting

We seek candidates whose research, teaching and/or service have prepared them to contribute to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and intercultural development in an educational and work environment and be willing to contribute to the inclusion efforts on campus.


For consideration as an assistant/associate professor, the candidate must have a terminal degree (e.g. – MFA, PhD) in Journalism/Mass Communication or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered. Candidates with a master’s degree and significant professional experience will be considered for a professional practice faculty position.


An assistant/associate professor would be expected to teach 9 credit hours per semester and produce peer-reviewed scholarly publications or creative works. A professional practice faculty member would be expected to teach 12 credit hours per semester and engage in creative work.

The Sports Media program is a fast-growing and innovative major, and Indianapolis is an ideal sports town for the program. Students have opportunities to work with the Indy sports scene, and internship opportunities abound in the Indianapolis area with professional and amateur sports organizations, including the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers, the Indiana Fever, the Indianapolis 500, and the NCAA national headquarters. More information about the Sports Media program is available at .

To apply, candidates must submit:

  • A letter of application outlining qualifications, a teaching philosophy, and a statement of experience with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body
  • Curriculum vita
  • Names and contact information of three references

Materials should be submitted to Dr. Lee Farquhar, Sports Media Search Committee Chair, College of Communication, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 or via e-mail to . Review of applications will begin January 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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