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Professional Media-Broadcast Journalism, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor/Instructor

University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 11, 2023

Job Details

College/Department Overview:

The College of Liberal Arts currently has 113 full-time and 152 part-time faculty in 8 academic departments. The College serves the University's Core Curriculum programs and enrolls more than 2,850 undergraduate students and more than 300 graduate students in 34 undergraduate and 17 graduate majors. For further information see our website at:

Position Overview (UCO standard language):

Teaches, advises, and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

The successful candidate will advise the student news broadcast, that has been instrumental in training professional media students for roles in the media industry for the past several decades. Position responsibilities include mentoring students, facilitating student professional development and networking through professional association opportunities, and advising the student news broadcast 4 afternoons/week during the fall and spring semesters.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses that address the theories and practices of researching stories, news gathering, writing, reporting, and editing news for video-based reporting. Faculty are expected to participate in department, school, and professionally related service activities. Candidates are expected to have a balanced commitment towards teaching, research, and service.

The successful candidate will begin in January 2024.

Experience Required:

A minimum of 3 years full-time professional broadcast news experience required, as well as a master’s in mass communication or related field required.

Experience Preferred:

A terminal degree in Mass Communication or related field is preferred. Preference given to candidates with the ability to teach in the following areas: video news, news producing and broadcast news reporting.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


University of Central Oklahoma.

With strong connections throughout the Oklahoma City metro, the University of Central Oklahoma is dedicated to developing in students the confidence to succeed through transformative learning experiences. Central prides itself as a smart investment for success, preparing future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, with access to more than 200 student organizations and the internship, employment, entertainment and cultural offerings of the rapidly growing Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Founded in 1890 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Central connects its nearly 14,000 students to unmatched value found in 118 undergraduate areas of study and 83 graduate programs from its main campus in Edmond and facilities throughout the metro area.

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