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Instructor/Professor of Practice in Journalism

Pepperdine University
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 14, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Broadcasting, Film & Video
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Communication Division at the Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at Pepperdine University invites applications for an Instructor/Professor of Practice in Journalism. Seaver College is a residential Christian liberal arts college of just over 3,500 students situated in Malibu, California.

The successful candidate will teach introductory and intermediate courses in news field production, multi-camera studio production, and additional courses in their area of expertise. They will also provide technical guidance to students participating in the co-curricular broadcast news shows. The ideal candidate will have significant professional journalistic experience as a multimedia journalist or a news editor/videographer. Candidates should be able to advance student skills in video storytelling including lighting, shooting and staging interviews with good audio and be adept at teaching video editing. Candidates who are familiar with and able to teach broadcast studio and control room positions and equipment, including operation of a video switcher and audio board, as well as knowledge of newsroom computer systems are preferred. A graduate degree or a minimum of five years of professional experience along with strong visual editing and news production skills are required.

We seek a colleague who understands the role of faith and the liberal arts in training good storytellers with the foundational skills to enter media industries, and who can connect students with opportunities in the industry. Seaver College values innovative teaching, faculty/student mentorship, and support for the">university’s Christian mission and liberal arts tradition. The College is committed to hiring candidates who advance the university’s commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should reflect on their active participation in a community of faith when describing their response to the Seaver College">mission.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit all application materials by clicking [Apply] at the top or bottom of this page or visit">Seaver Faculty Employment for additional information. A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Please address any inquiries regarding the position to:

Dr. Theresa de Los Santos (
Search Committee Chair
Communication Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

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