Lecturer, Journalism and Public Relations

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Communication at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for full-time, renewable-contract lecturer position in journalism and public relations beginning August 2021.

The ideal candidate will have a 4/4 teaching load and teach courses in newswriting and public relations. The lecturer is also expected to engage in professional service to the department, the university and the community.

The Department of Communication offers a bachelor’s degree that prepares graduates for the rapidly changing media and communication worlds of the 21st-century. The department is one of only 117 departments worldwide that is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Accreditation means that our students receive a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as training in the skills and knowledge required for success in a wide variety of professions. Students are also given a foundation for success in an ethnically and culturally diverse world.

Our graduates work in a variety of professions including public relations; social media marketing; print, broadcast and electronic journalism; advertising; broadcast production; web editing and design; and multi-media production and presentation. The communication degree at UTC also provides a solid foundation for further study in graduate or professional schools.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication or a related field
  • Five years of experience in newswriting and/or public relations
  • One year of teaching at the collegiate level

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Communication and/or related field
  • Five or more years of experience in newswriting/public relations
  • Three or more years of teaching at the collegiate level

Application Procedures
Applicants must submit the following materials electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site by visiting:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested

Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin March 8 and continue until this position is filled.

Qualifications :

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public-school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first residential gigabit-speed internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United, and Amazon.com have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is also home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs. People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two-hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.