Journalism and Strategic Media, Tenure-Track Faculty
Journalism and Strategic Media
MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching, robust
research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek to
attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value
working with diverse students.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Job Summary/Basic Function
The ACEJMC-accredited School of Journalism and Strategic Media at
Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a
full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant
or associate professor. The start date for the position is August
The successful applicant will teach writing-oriented courses in
general reporting and other courses in the school’s specialized
areas, which include sports media, entertainment journalism,
environmental journalism and communication, and social justice
journalism. Departmental tenure requirements include a record of
excellent teaching, peer-reviewed scholarly research or creative
activity, and service to the university, the field of journalism,
and the public.
A terminal degree in journalism, mass communication, or a closely
related field is required.
Required Related Experience
Three (3) years of full-time, media-focused professional work
experience is required. Applicants with a master’s degree in
journalism, public relations, advertising, mass communication, or a
closely related field with ten (10) years of full-time,
media-focused professional work experience will be considered in
lieu of a terminal degree.
Applicants who can teach investigative reporting, data journalism,
mobile journalism, audience engagement, social media analytics, or
copyediting will receive special consideration.
Documents Needed to Apply
To successfully apply, applicants must include a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement
of research or creative activities (as appropriate to the
discipline) as separate attachments at the time of online
NOTE: The applicant's cover letter should clearly
identify areas of teaching proficiency, an ability to teach in ways
that equip and inspire the next generation of media professionals,
and a commitment to diversity and student success.
Special Instruction to Applicants
For more information about serving as a faculty member at Middle
Tennessee State University, please visit our faculty recruitment
webpage at https://mtsu.edu/facultyrecruitment/
If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty
Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128. If you have
position-specific questions, please contact Ken Blake at
MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not
limited to the following:
- Sick Leave
- Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month
- 13 paid University holidays
- Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
- Retirement plans
- Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
- Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and
MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that
values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals
with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to
Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is
required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery
Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at https://www.mtsu.edu/police/docs/2023AnnualSecurityReport.pdf
or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.
MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.
This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you
must provide information about your criminal history to be
For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments
Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an
accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call
615-898-2929 or email email@example.com.
Application Review Date:
10/04/2023 10:15 AM CST