Assistant Instructor of Communication

University of Central Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 7, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies, Other Communications, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Instructional Technology & Design, Teacher Education
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Information

Position Title Instructor, Instructional Faculty Working Title Assistant Instructor of Communication Department 220310-Communication Pay Rate Per faculty salary model FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Position Number 997283 Classification Faculty Special Instructions to Applicants:
To Apply: Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 997283. Appointment begins Fall Semester, August 2022.

Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2021. Position will be considered open until filled.

Applicants are required to submit:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (creative work portfolio optional)
  • Teaching statement, including statement on approach to teaching diverse populations (no more than two pages)
Three letters of recommendation and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing degree completions will be required if selected for an interview.

NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, UCM does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, color, disability, gender, gender identification, sex, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principals of diversity in employment and inclusion to support a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

THE UNIVERSITY : The University of Central Missouri delivers a comprehensive university education by providing a small-college learning environment coupled with large-university opportunities. UCM is organized into four colleges with an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and over 400 faculty members. UCM offers 150 programs of study, including 1O pre-professional programs, 27 areas of teacher certification, and 37 graduate programs.

By engaging students with multiple sources of learning and creating a dynamic environment that encourages individuals to find their passions and reach beyond themselves, UCM prepares students by giving them knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education so they may flourish in a world of accelerated change.

For more information, see Working hours:
Professional Faculty Hours Bargaining Unit No Work Location Warrensburg Campus Posting Date 10/07/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Position Purpose
THE DEPARTMENT : The Department of Communication guides students toward the achievement of goals and outcomes by applying a strong theoretical approach to practical, hands-on experiences. We recognize the link between research, scholarship, and creative activities and encourage student collaboration in service of producing analytical, creative, and responsible individuals. We view education as a collaborative effort between teacher and student as we seek to learn from and inspire one another in the pursuit of life-long learning. We pride ourselves in having a collegial and collaborative workplace.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION : This position is for a half-time engineer and half-time instructor. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in sports broadcasting, video production and audio production. Teaching load is 2/2 with the option to teach in the summer. The candidate will additionally perform service to the program, college, university, and discipline. The instructor/engineer must be able to solve complex problems in a timely manner. Often working on strict deadlines or within live production environments, must be calm under pressure, have excellent time management skills, and have the ability to recall extensive technical knowledge quickly. They must be detail-oriented in order to identify and prevent potential technical issues. They must be able to prioritize and shift work priorities quickly, maintaining flexibility and quick response time. Candidates must have an affinity for teaching. Education & Formal Training Master's degree (Specify field(s) of study below) Other Education & Formal Training
A master’s degree in broadcast media, broadcast engineering, or a related field is required. Computer Skills Experience
Core skills:
Broadcasting/Live-streaming experience
Possess some technical education/experience
Exhibit experience in maintaining and operating broadcast/live stream equipment
Have knowledge of both software and hardware within audio and video systems
Demonstrate an ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and staff

Advanced skills:
Newtek TriCaster experience
Blackmagic Design camera experience
Live production environment experience
Teaching and mentorship experience Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge Physical & Environmental Factors: Special Working Conditions: Professional appearance Ability to Keyboard Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Vitae
  4. Documentation of Teaching Effectiveness
  5. Teaching Philosophy Statement
Optional Documents

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