The Department of Journalism of the Ric Edelman College of
Communication & Creative Arts at Rowan University welcomes
applications for a full-time (10-month) Lecturer, to join the
department September 1, 2022.
The successful candidate will teach in and coordinate our rapidly
expanding Esports Concentration of the College’s Sports
Communication and Media ( Sports
) Program. This interdisciplinary major brings together
faculty from four departments in the College: Communication
Studies; Journalism; Public Relations & Advertising; and Radio,
Television & Film.
The successful candidate will teach courses in the Esports
Concentration, including Introduction to Esports, Esports Coverage
& Media, as well as Sports CaM’s Senior Seminar. There is also
room for the candidate to develop courses in their areas of
expertise. An ideal candidate will also leverage their connections
in esports and/or traditional sports media to bring career-oriented
curricular and professional opportunities to students in the
concentration and major.
Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to work
with the Sports CaM Coordinator to oversee the Esports
Concentration and the Esports Industry & Entertainment
Experience Certificate. Ideally, they will also assist the Director
of the Center for
Sports Communication & Social Impact
with the Sports CaM
internship program by helping to identify and match students with
opportunities to secure valuable experiences outside of the
Candidates with national or major market industry experience in
esports and/or traditional sports media are strongly encouraged to
apply. So too are candidates with teaching and research experience
in esports and sports media, as well as esports identity and
culture (such as race, gender, class, LGBTQIA+ identities, and/or
As a department with a strong history of teaching excellence, we
seek a colleague who values and excels in teaching. This lecturer
position also offers the opportunity for scholarly research and
publication as well as internal and external funding. In addition,
the successful candidate will be asked to contribute to the
department, college, and university through service including, but
not limited to, mentoring of students, curriculum development, and
program assessment. There is likewise an expectation for service to
the wider professional community.
The Journalism Department is dedicated to an inclusive atmosphere
in which intellectual curiosity, collegiality, and senses of humor
thrive. The department’s atmosphere reflects the invigorating
environment at Rowan University.
The successful candidate will have master’s degree or Ph.D. with
experience teaching at the collegiate level. Candidates with Ph.D.
in related disciplines and/or ABD candidates with dissertation
nearing completion will also be considered. The terminal degree is
required at the time of appointment. Candidates must be legally
authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the
university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this
Jan 25 2022 Eastern Standard Time
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