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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 032700 - Communication
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The successful candidate will be a full-time, 9 month, non-tenure track Instructor teaching courses related to Broadcasting & Digital Journalism and performing normal service activities to the department. See below for more specifics.

Salary Grade:  UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

The department (www.comm.msstate.edu) is one of the largest on campus. Approximately 600 majors are in concentrations of Broadcast & Digital Journalism, Communication Studies, Print & Digital Journalism, Public Relations, and Theatre. Students may choose concentrations in more than one area, and minors are offered in each concentration.

Area of Specialization:

Broadcasting and Digital Journalism

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16,2021

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the activities below. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses related to the production of news in both broadcast and digital forms. Chief among these will be the broadcast capstone course, which mimics an active newsroom for one full day per week culminating in a live newscast. Other courses could include a combination of Television Production, Advanced Television Production, Backpack Journalism, News Writing, and Broadcast Performance. This position will also advise undergraduate students in their coursework selection.

The successful candidate will have a 4/4 course load (or equivalent duties) for fall and spring semesters. Summer teaching is often available, but is not guaranteed. The successful candidate will assist with the continuing development of curriculum in the Broadcasting and Digital Journalism concentration and lead in the overall enhancement of the evolving program.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master's degree with coursework related to communication is preferred but a Bachelor's degree will be considered if there is a minimum of ten years of substantial professional experience in the broadcast industry. Past experience as a broadcast reporter is a must.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):

Yes

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference is given to broadcast professionals who have substantial experience in broadcast new direction and production. The candidate should have experience in the following: reporting and producing, broadcast production, web-based journalism, non-linear video editing, and working in an Adobe Creative Cloud environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The successful candidate must have a thorough knowledge of the field and a willingness to participate collegially in a broad department. Colleagues must be able to communicate that knowledge in the classroom environment to students as well as to other important groups through scholarship and service. See above for overall duties and responsibilities.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

The successful candidate must be able to teach in a classroom setting, work in a studio, and conduct service in the profession.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:  http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/

All applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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