The Department of Journalism in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position focused on video journalism and emerging platforms, starting July 2020.
The successful candidate will have a teaching profile in more than one of the following areas: video journalism, multimedia work in emerging formats, augmented reality, virtual reality, 360 video, immersive reporting and/or video for social media. We are looking for someone with a particular interest in using some or all of these technologies in the service of news and journalism.
The Klein College of Media and Communication was the 2018 recipient of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Equity & Diversity Award, honoring the college's commitment to inclusion. Candidates for this position should highlight experiences that demonstrate their commitment to diversity and inclusion. Like the city itself, the college has a growing Latinx community, which is why knowledge of Spanish is a plus.
We especially welcome applicants from non-traditional multimedia backgrounds. This position’s main role will be teaching in our undergraduate and master's programs, but our teaching faculty are supported and celebrated when they produce scholarship and/or professional work. An advanced degree is preferred.
We will hire at the rank of assistant- or associate professor of practice (non-tenure-track). To be considered for the rank of associate professor, the candidate must meet the college’s standards for promotion to associate professor of practice, which include at least six years of teaching in a comparable university setting, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and recognition for pedagogical work both on and off campus through accomplishments such as presentations at conferences, participation in professional development off campus, involvement in campus committees on teaching and curriculum, and publications or productions related to the faculty member’s area of expertise. For the rank of associate professor of practice, an advanced degree is required.
The Klein College of Media and Communication is among the largest comprehensive colleges of communication in the nation. The college houses four departments: advertising and public relations, communication and social influence, journalism, and media Studies and production. In addition to Journalism’s Master of Journalism program, graduate degrees across the college include an M.A. in Media Studies and Production, an M.S. in Communication for Development and Social Change, an online M.S. in Communication Management, a new MS in Conflict and Communication, and an M.S. in Strategic Advertising and Marketing, which is offered in partnership with Temple’s Fox School of Business. The college also offers a Ph.D. in Media and Communication. The college enrolls nearly 3,000 undergraduate students and more than 100 graduate students. The university community at large includes over 40,000 students in the region and at several international campuses.
The journalism department has 400 undergraduate majors and offers a recently redesigned MJ program. We are committed to journalism excellence and to staying connected to the rich multicultural tapestry that is Philadelphia, a city that is also the birthplace of American democracy. The goal of Temple’s journalism program is to prepare students for a multimedia professional future with solid training in urban journalism and with particular emphasis on underserved communities. We seek a colleague with a similar commitment and philosophy.
Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer, committed to achieving a diverse community. Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter indicating interest and relevant professional and academic background, including experience working with diverse populations and/or covering urban issues; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; (4) names and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on January 06, 2020.
Video Journalism Search Committee Department of Journalism, Temple University
316 Annenberg Hall
2020 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6080
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