The Department of Communication at the University of North Alabama invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Lecturer position in Mass Communication – Journalism & Digital Media Production, beginning Fall 2023. A search for a regular position will occur in the next academic year and the selected candidate for this visiting position will eligible to apply for the regular position. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.
Minimum qualifications for this position include: an earned doctorate in journalism, mass communication, or a closely-related field is required for appointment to the Visiting Assistant Professor position; a master’s degree and significant professional experience is required for appointment to the Visiting Lecturer position. Standard teaching loads for Assistant Professors are 12-credit hours per semester and 15-credit hours for Lecturers. Experience in online teaching or a willingness to learn how to develop and teach online courses is required. Priority will be given to candidates who have professional experience in journalism (e.g., print, digital, audio, or video journalism). Primary academic instruction will focus on teaching students the fundamentals of journalistic writing, ethics, production, and professional practices. Courses may include copy editing, feature writing, advanced reporting, media writing, and other communication courses as determined.
To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu/postings/6864. Applications will only be accepted via this system. Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, a reference list with contact information for at least three professional/academic references at the time of application. In addition, a one-page diversity statement is also required. Information regarding the diversity statement can be found here.
Official transcripts for the highest degree attained are required of the successful candidate, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. If any of your graduate hours in the relevant teaching discipline are taken from a degree(s) that is not your highest attained, an official transcript of that degree(s) must also be submitted. Electronic copies, if available, of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of unofficial/official transcripts may also be requested to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If electronic copies of transcripts are unavailable, hard copies must be sent to: Human Resources, One Harrison Plaza, UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL, 35632 or brought to 601 Cramer Way, Room 226. Official transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school via email or postal mail to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of “Issued to Student”, or with the student name listed as the recipient will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to the start date of the appointment, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. For questions, please email email@example.com or call 256-765-4291.
UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for its positions so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.
We welcome applicants who are committed to working at a university that values diversity, equity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students.