• Opening Date: 2019-12-19
  • Job Opening Id: 520224
  • College/Division: College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts
  • Department: Journalism and Media

Job Information

About the FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts 

The FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) provides students with the distinct experience of working closely with an award-winning faculty in nationally ranked accredited programs in the heart of Miami, North Miami, Miami Beach, and Wynwood—four of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities. CARTA emphasizes experiential learning, where students learn by doing through art and design studios, performances and productions, a student-run communication agency, and student news bureaus in Miami, New York City and Washington DC.  Focused on its engaged mission of driving the information, innovation, and cultural economy of South Florida and beyond, CARTA is committed to a trans-disciplinary, experiential learning curriculum that prepares graduates for meaningful careers and leadership in their chosen professions.

POSITION AND DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

The Department of Journalism + Media in the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) at Florida International University invites applications for a full-time appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor of Professional Practice.

The department’s teaching philosophy is to educate by doing. The successful candidate will help support our commitment to experiential learning. To that end, we are seeking a faculty member with significant active journalistic experience in broadcast on-air, in-field and online media news production, and newsroom management, who wants to collaborate in shaping the future of the department’s evolving South Florida Media Network complex and its various student media in its new state-of-the-art Broadcast Journalism Studio at the Biscayne Bay Campus in North Miami.

Currently, the department publishes the South Florida Media Network (SFMN) with content  from our bureaus in Miami, New York and Washington, D.C.; Inspicio (a digital arts magazine); and dedicated courses. Candidates will be expected to collaborate enthusiastically with colleagues to prepare course work for publication.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities and required skills include: Instructing students in core, intermediate and advanced skills courses; being well-versed in storytelling; implementing a broadcast newsroom action plan; coordinating news productions; editorial decision-making; coaching, directing, and supervising the productions of student reporters in collaboration with the news director of the SFMN; and helping students identify the most important, sensitive, and complex stories.

The position will require the candidate to work collaboratively with faculty, students, the Chair of the department, and the Dean of the College.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will bring substantial active professional and/or academic experience to team up with faculty on teaching disciplines such as journalistic storytelling, broadcast journalism, utilizing social media as journalistic tools, news show production (iNews experience required), understanding audiences, analytics, and more.  A minimum of a master’s degree is required. This is a full-time 9-month, multi-year, non-tenure earning clinical professional practice appointment (initial appointment of 3 years) and is renewable upon mutual consent.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 520224 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/ and upload the following:

  1. A letter of interest (maximum two pages) that summarizes the candidate’s professional background, teaching experience, and research (if applicable).
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Portfolio of relevant teaching and/or professional work in PDF format not to exceed 10MB. The portfolio may include links to online work.
  4. Names and contact information of three references. They will be contacted if the applicant is shortlisted

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 19, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Direct any questions to Michael Sheerin, Chair of the Search Committee, via email at: sheerinm@fiu.edu.   The initial appointment will start in August, 2020.

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in “My Applications“.

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in “My Applications“.

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Disclosures

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2016/04/Campus_Security_Report__Safety_Guide.pdf.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university. FIU is focused on student successAccording to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 35 programs in the top 100 in the nation among public universities, including 15 in the top 50. FIU is a top U.S. research university with more than $200 million in annual expenditures and is designated as an “Emerging Preeminent State Research University” by the Florida Board of Governors. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of  the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USAwith more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.