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Limited Term Faculty (English - Journalism)

Valdosta State University
Georgia, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jun 10, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies, Professional Fields, Journalism
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of English in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences seeks applicants for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor for the 2022-2023 academic year beginning August 1, 2022, and ending May 8, 2023.  This is a full-time, fully benefitted position.  The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.

Valdosta State University is proud to have a highly diverse student body, and we are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff. 

With thirty-four full-time faculty members, the Department of English offers a B.A. with emphases in both Literature and Language and in Journalism as well a dual degree that leads to both a B.A. in English and a B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education. The department also supports an on-campus M.A. (with literature and rhetoric/composition tracks) and an online M.A. designed for in-service language arts teachers. The department houses a myriad of impressive student publications including the Spectator (student newspaper), Omnino (undergraduate research journal), On Tap (general-interest magazine), and Odradek (literary magazine).

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references.  Review of completed applications will begin July 5, 2022.  Position will remain open until filled.  For more information contact the search chair, Dr. Ted Geltner, at    


The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate level in the Journalism track; supervising student media operations, including VSU’s student news organization, The Spectator; maintaining scholarly productivity; participating in service at the department, college, and university levels. 


  • MA or MFA in Journalism or closely related field;
  • Minimum of three years of professional journalism or media experience in positions that include writing, reporting, editing, design, technology and/or multi-media responsibilities;
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship;
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (not all are expected):

  • PhD in Journalism or related field by date of hire;
  • Background in sports media including sports writing and reporting, broadcasting, production and/or sports culture;
  • Experience in the areas of social justice and inclusivity reporting;
  • Experience with emergent media such as data-driven journalism, podcasting, interactive journalism, web development or digital storytelling;
  • Experience using digital media software such as Photoshop and InDesign;
  • Background in the management and operations of student media organizations;
  • Experience with the fundamental principles of narrative journalism, whatever the medium: in-depth, empathetic, and creative story-telling;
  • Some background in audio and video production and editing, with the ability to teach how to incorporate audio and visually based media into storytelling;
  • A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant’s career stage;
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting;
  • A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds in experiential learning such as undergraduate research.

Online application is required and should be submitted at

Valdosta State University is a regional comprehensive university located on a gorgeous 168-acre campus of palm trees, vast green lawns, Spanish mission style architecture and an award-winning design. The university serves a student enrollment of approximately 11,500 from all states within the US and hosts over 300 international students from more than 76 countries. It is located in the city of Valdosta, a very family-friendly area with new housing developments, modest living costs, excellent public and private schools, a vibrant music and arts scene, and a 170-acre theme park, Wild Adventures. The city is served by the Valdosta Regional Airport and is home to Moody Air Force Base. It is located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75 and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida and a three-hour drive of Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit or for information about the community visit   

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including (but not limited to) minorities and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

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