About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant
university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the
state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified
institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/
). UGA is currently
ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News &
World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,
approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses
in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785
by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered
University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800
full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time
staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students
including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and
professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and
colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University
housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
UGA’s College of Journalism and Mass Communication celebrated
its 100th anniversary in 2015. The college is home to the Peabody
Awards and a variety of centers, institutes, and labs, including
the Digital Media Attention and Cognition Lab; the Games and
Virtual Environments Lab; the Carmical Sports Media Institute; the
Center for Health and Risk Communication; the Cox Institute for
Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership; the Cox Center
for International Mass Communication Training and Research; and the
National Press Photographers Association ( NPPA ), along with its
Best of Photojournalism Awards.
The college offers M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. degrees, and it offers
undergraduate degrees in journalism, advertising, public relations,
and entertainment and media studies. The college hosts student
chapters of the National Association of Black Journalists, the
National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Women in Media, the
Online News Association, NPPA, the Society of Professional
Journalists, and the Association for Women in Sports
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Screening of applications will begin Oct. 5, 2021, and continue
until the position is filled. Applicants need to submit a
CV/résumé, links to work samples, a list of three references, and a
cover letter that addresses relevant experience and an ability to
work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Questions may be
addressed to Professor Vicki Michaelis, search committee chair, at
Location of Vacancy
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Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic
information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or
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Academic (9 mo.)
Terminal or master’s degree in Journalism or related field.
Candidates with a master’s degree must document exceptional
accomplishments in Sports media or related area and must be
approved for a terminal degree exception before hire.
The candidate for this position will teach undergraduate classes in
sports broadcast and production, which are part of the college’s
Sports Media Certificate program. The Lecturer in Sports Broadcast
also will teach undergraduate classes in digital and broadcast news
for the Journalism department. All classes will help students
develop knowledge and skills in reporting, writing and producing,
and journalism ethics.
The individual selected will serve as the executive producer of
student-driven studio shows and live-streamed broadcasts that focus
on area high school sports. The Lecturer in Sports Broadcast also
will direct outreach initiatives that give high school students in
Georgia’s underrepresented and/or underserved communities the
opportunity to gain sports broadcast experience.
The successful candidate should have at least five years of recent
industry experience in sports broadcasting.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or
Preferably, the applicant’s experience includes working with
individuals from diverse backgrounds, worldviews and life
experiences. Experience with broadcasts of live sports events also
is preferred. Applicants must have experience in conceptualizing
and leading teams that produce sports-centric video programming.
They will have formal or informal experience teaching or mentoring
in a professional or academic setting.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Applicants must be familiar with broadcast and digital production
techniques. They also must demonstrate an understanding of the
knowledge and skills needed to succeed in on-air sports broadcast
roles. They also must have an understanding of various multimedia
platforms — including digital and social — and how students can
produce work to maximize the unique facets of each platform.
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Does this position have operation, access, or control of
Does this position require a P-Card?
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?
Is driving a responsibility of this position?
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children
under the age of 18 or direct patient care?
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety,
IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to
chemicals and medications)
Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with
financial responsibilities. For additional information about the
credit check criteria, visit the
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