Assistant Professor in Communication (Journalism)
Job ID: 267708
Location: Summerville Campus
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position # 20010464
The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Augusta University is seeking applicants for an academic year faculty position as an Assistant Professor in Journalism. The preferred candidate will be expected to teach introductory media writing, intermediate and advanced reporting, and media law and ethics. Our ideal candidate would be able to teach sports journalism courses, including esports, as well as podcasting. The candidate will maintain a robust record of research, serve on department and college committees, and must be able to work well with both colleagues and students. This is a tenure-track faculty position (9-month contract) with duties anticipated to begin in August 2024.
Teach five courses per year as assigned by chair. These will include courses in introductory media writing, intermediate and advanced reporting, and media law and ethics and possible others such as esports and podcasting.
Ph.D., J.D., or M.F.A. in communication, journalism, mass communication, or media studies, or a closely related discipline.
Assistant Professor- Terminal degree (or nearing its completion), or its equivalent in training, ability, and/or experience.
-Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)'s requirements for institutional accreditation;
-Evidence of ability as a teacher;
-Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;
-Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,
-Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.
Active publication record
Ability to teach esports, shout casting, and podcasting courses
Professional experience in Journalism
This position is academic year based and typically works August through May, depending on dates outlined in offer letter and yearly contract.
The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0.
Assistant Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.
Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!
Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.
Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.
Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure website:https://www.augusta.edu/faculty-affairs/promotionandtenure.php
The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences forms the heart of the liberal arts mission of Augusta University. We foster critical thinking about complex questions of the human experience; cultivate skills in written, verbal, and creative expression; promote active citizenship and community engagement; and prepare graduates for diverse careers in quickly changing globalized environments. Our faculty and staff share a deep commitment to developing the intellectual potential of our students. We offer many undergraduate degrees as well as select graduate and minor programs that allow our students to gain the knowledge and skills that will transfer to career success. Explore opportunities for growth, including undergraduate research, study abroad, internships, and community service.
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.
Our Summerville Campus:
2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904
Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.
If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.
Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.
For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.
All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.
How To Apply
To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/#job-portals.
Please upload your Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Philosophy on teaching Augusta University Student; Research Statement, and a List of Three References with Contact Information as one document. We will begin reviewing applications on February 17, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."
Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.
To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=12000&JobOpeningId=267708&PostingSeq=1
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