Assistant Professor (Broadcast), Dept. of Communication/Media (9-Mo-TT)

Samford University
Alabama, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Broadcasting, Media Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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REVISED:  Deadline extended from November 20, 2021, to January 14, 2022

Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for an Assistant Professor (Broadcast) in the Department of Communication and Media.  This full-time tenure track position is a 9-month appointment and carries a 3-3 teaching load.  The position will begin August 2022.

Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. in mass communication, communication, or a closely related field from an institutionally accredited college or university (or equivalent). Candidates should possess a demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate broadcast journalism courses and have professional experience in broadcast journalism.  Preference will be given to candidates with audio-video production experience and the ability to teach sports broadcasting and/or film production courses. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a record of peer-reviewed scholarship and excellence in teaching.

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 22 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting.  The University offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.

Application deadline will be January 14, 2022, and review of applications will begin on that date.  Please submit the following documents:  1) an application letter that includes statement of teaching philosophy and experience and a description of research interests and activities, 2) a curriculum vitae with contact information of three references, 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, 4) an application for faculty position, and 5) the faculty applicant Christian mission statement.  (The application and the Christian mission statement are available at the links below).  Academic rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.  The successful candidate must pass a background check.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor employment visas for this position.  Samford University and Howard College of Arts and Sciences embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.

Applicants must complete an “Application for Faculty Position” (

and the “Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement”


Please submit all materials in a single PDF format to:                                     Questions should be addressed to:

Subject: Broadcast, Comm/Media                    Dr. Ignatius Fosu, Chair, Dept. of Communication and Media



Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).


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