Assistant Instructor, Sports Broadcasting

University of Central Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 23, 2022
Position Information

Position Information

Position Title
Assistant Instructor, Instructional Faculty

Working Title
Assistant Instructor, Sports Broadcasting

220310-Communication & Digital Media

Pay Rate
Per faculty salary model



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

APPLICATION DEADLINE : Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2022. Positionwill
be considered open until filled.
Applicants are required to submit:
● Cover letter
● Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
● Transcript
● Three names of references and contact information
● Evidence of teaching effectiveness (creative work portfolio optional)
● Teaching statement, including a statement on the approach to teaching diverse populations
(no more than two pages)

Note: UCM hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.

The University of Central Missouri strives to develop a campus environment that welcomes and
recognizes all dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. What this means is that all students
are welcomed in the classroom, and differences are to be recognized rather than erased or
denied. Dimensions of diversity can include sex, race, age, national origin, ethnicity, gender
identity and expression, intellectual and physical ability, sexuality, income, faith and non-faith
perspectives, socio-economic class, primary language, family status, military experience, and
more. Inclusive learning is facilitated by creative and innovative thought and mutual respect;
being in this classroom means that you, your faculty member, and your peers are expected to
foster a welcoming and equitable environment for all.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT : As an Equal Opportunity Employer, UCM does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Working hours:

Professional Faculty Hours

Bargaining Unit

Work Location
Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

THE UNIVERSITY : The University of Central Missouri delivers a comprehensive university
education by providing a small-college learning environment coupled with large-university
opportunities. UCM is organized into four colleges with an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students
and over 400 faculty members. UCM offers 150 programs of study, including 10 pre-
professional programs, 27 areas of teacher certification, and 37 graduate programs.
By engaging students with multiple sources of learning and creating a dynamic environment that
encourages individuals to find their passions and reach beyond themselves, UCM prepares
students by giving them knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education
so they may flourish in a world of accelerated change.
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THE DEPARTMENT : The Department of Communication and Digital Media Production guides
students toward the achievement of goals and outcomes by applying a strong theoretical
approach to practical, hands-on experiences. We recognize the link between research,
scholarship, and creative activities and encourage student collaboration in service of producing
analytical, creative, and responsible individuals. We view education as a collaborative effort
between teacher and student as we seek to learn from and inspire one another in the pursuit of
life-long learning. We pride ourselves in having a collegial and collaborative workplace.
We offer two undergraduate majors across eight emphasis areas:
Digital Media Production
● Audio
● Digital Journalism
● Digital Cinema
● Live Studio and Remote Production
● Sport Reporting & Broadcasting
Communication Studies
● Communication Consultancy
● Relational Communication
● Social Influence and Media
We also offer a graduate degree with two completion options:
Masters in Communication
● Applied Communication
● Communication Studies

DUTIES OF THE POSITION : This position is for an instructor for our Sports Broadcasting
classes. Our sports broadcasting courses work with UCM Athletics to livestream multiple sports
in fall and spring semesters. We have a 24' broadcast trailer complete with a TriCaster TC2
Elite, 3P1 replay system, 4 Blackmagic URSA mini broadcast build up cameras that utilize
SMPTE fiber for video transmission, one Blackmagic URSA mini broadcast shoulder mount
camera with wireless video transmission, Behringer X32 Compact mixer, TELEX communication
system, several NDI stationary and robotic cameras, and an ATEM camera control unit.

The successful candidate will need to be knowledgeable or willing to learn the operation of the
truck and equipment. The successful candidate will primarily teach undergraduate courses in
sports broadcasting, but will also need to be able to teach other courses in digital media
production in their desired area, such as: Multimedia Production, Intro to Digital Video, Multicam
Studio Production, Media Aesthetics, Audio Production, Writing Across the Media, or a number
of others. Typical course load for instructors in the department is 4/4; however, instructors of sports production will receive release time in recognition of the extended schedule required by game coverage.The candidate will additionally have the opportunity to perform service to the program, college, university, and discipline in order to be considered for promotion through the instructor ranks. Experience teaching or producing live sports is required. Trouble-shooting skills are an important part of the job, as well as calmness under pressure and the ability to mentor students in the sports broadcasting industry.

RANK AND SALARY : Assistant Instructor. Salary begins at $39,755 ($46,770 with a terminal
degree), with the opportunity for advancement in the university’s instructor promotion program.

Education & Formal Training
Master's degree (Specify field(s) of study below), Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)

Other Education & Formal Training

QUALIFICATIONS : A master’s degree in broadcast media or a related field is required.
Candidates must have an affinity for teaching.

Computer Skills


Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

● Required skills:
○ Sports Broadcasting/Live-streaming experience
○ Technical and troubleshooting skills in assistance to our broadcast systems
engineer in maintaining broadcast equipment
○ Have knowledge of both software and hardware within audio and video systems
○ Demonstrate an ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and staff

Physical & Environmental Factors:

Special Working Conditions:

Ability to Keyboard

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Reference Letter 1
  4. Vitae
  5. Reference Letter 2
  6. Reference Letter 3
  7. Documentation of Teaching Effectiveness
  8. Teaching and Research Statement
Optional Documents

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