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Instructor/Professor of Practice of Journalism

Belmont University
Nashville, Tennessee
Salary commensurate with experience
Date posted
Nov 8, 2023

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

The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont University is seeking applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Instructor or Professor of Practice of Journalism beginning August 1, 2024.

The candidate will be expected to develop industry partnerships while working closely with current Belmont stakeholders. They will be expected to design curriculum that will best prepare students for the continuously evolving field of journalism, multimedia production and storytelling. Additional responsibilities will include academic advising, student mentoring and college and university service.  A bachelor’s degree with significant industry experience is a minimum to apply. A master’s degree in a related area, significant industry and teaching experience is strongly preferred. The candidate may teach undergraduate topics within the department as they relate to news including video editing, scriptwriting, multi-media production, investigative reporting, data journalism, experiential media.

Catalog courses taught could include, but are not limited to, Investigative Reporting, Journalism Beat Reporting, Entrepreneurial Media, Emerging Tech Trends, Multi-media Production, Video Presentation, First Year Seminar or other courses yet to be designed.

As all Belmont undergraduates complete an innovative general education program with significant interdisciplinary components, Belmont University is particularly seeking applicants who can demonstrate the interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses in this program.  For additional information about the position and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to . An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae/Resume, and Response to Belmont’s Aspirational Aim must be attached to complete the online application. 

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff who will support our mission and vision. As a Christ-centered and student-focused community, we aim to:

  • Form diverse leaders of character;
  • Equip people to solve the world’s complex problems through teaching, research and service;
  • Be radical champions for helping people and communities flourish

During the application process, applicants will be asked to attach a cover letter, Curriculum Vita/Resume and a one-page essay (300-400 words) describing how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life and your teaching philosophy and how your faith will help you contribute to the achievement of Belmont’s Aspirational Aim. 

Located two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University comprises nearly 9,000 students from every state and 33 countries. Nationally ranked and consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report for innovation in higher education, the University offers more than 115 areas of undergraduate study, 41 master’s programs and eight doctoral degrees. With a focus on whole person formation and data-informed social innovation, Belmont is committed to forming diverse leaders of character equipped to solve the world’s complex problems. For more information, visit

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.  

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