University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Broadcasting, Digital Media, Media Studies, Other Communications, Professional Fields, Journalism
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Number F0912P Working Title Lecturer Department Grady-Journalism Department 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 Media.
College/Unit/Department website www.grady.uga.edu Posting Type External Retirement Plan Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2022 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 07/01/2021 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes 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 vickim@uga.edu. Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative 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 protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

Position Details

Classification Title Lecturer FLSA Faculty Rank Lecturer Contract Type Academic (9 mo.) Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications
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. Position Summary
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. Additional Requirements
The successful candidate should have at least five years of recent industry experience in sports broadcasting.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
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. Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes 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 UGA Credit Background Check website.


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