Journalism and Strategic Media, Tenure-Track Faculty

Middle Tennessee State University
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 4, 2023
Job Title

Journalism and Strategic Media, Tenure-Track Faculty


Journalism and Strategic Media

University Expectation

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 1, 2024.

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.

Required Education

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.

Other Desirables

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 application.

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 .

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 Faculty
  • 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 dependents
Click here for additional information.

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 apply.

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 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 considered.

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

Application Review Date: 11/03/2023

Advertisement Opened: 10/04/2023 10:15 AM CST
Advertisement Closes:

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert

Similar jobs