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Assistant Professional Professor, Communication and Media (Digital Journalism)

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 17, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Journalism
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Title
Assistant Professional Professor, Communication and Media (Digital Journalism)

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

College Of Liberal Arts - Communication

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Corpus Christi, Texas

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Job Description

The Department of Communication & Media at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Professional Professor of Communication in Digital Journalism to begin fall 2023. This position is a 9-month appointment to teach primarily digital and multimedia journalism, broadcast, and other visual journalism courses, including photojournalism. This position will also be the co-advisor to the student journalism organization Island Waves. Island Waves is an award-winning, student-led news organization that has covered our campus and the community of Coastal Bend since 1993. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop new courses and help the Digital Journalism program as it moves toward expanding curricular options with both face-to-face and online instructional modes and must be willing and able to teach face-to-face.

The department is especially interested in candidates who will actively contribute and demonstrate a commitment to fulfilling the University's mission, as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, of educating our students to become engaged global citizens and advancing a university culture that is sensitive and responsive to underserved and/or underrepresented groups in higher education.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a vibrant, Hispanic Serving Doctoral Research Institution that proudly provides a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty, and highly rated degree programs since 1947. The University has a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement as part of the distinguished Texas A&M System. The only university in the nation located on its own island, at the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast. With palm tree lined pathways throughout the campus, nearby natural wetlands, a scenic hike-and-bike trail and pristine views of the beach and bays, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a first-choice institution.

Required Qualifications:
  • PhD or MFA in Journalism, Communication, Media Studies, or a related field. Advanced ABD will be considered; degree must be conferred at the time of appointment.
  • Prior successful teaching of undergraduate students of various skills and ability levels, academic backgrounds, and social and cultural identities.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional experience and teaching history in digital and multimedia journalism, broadcast, and other visual journalism courses, including photojournalism, and proficiency in related Adobe apps.
  • Ability to guide students in recording and editing a digital news program, creating audio and video projects that utilize contemporary and emergent digital media practices for internet-based content.


All required documentation must be submitted to be considered for the position.

A completed application will include:

1. Letter of interest

2. Curriculum vitae

3. List of three professional references

The job posting will remain open until a finalist has been selected. Review of applications will begin Friday, April 14, 2023.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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