• Opening Date: 2020-01-14
  • Job Opening Id: 520557
  • 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 transdisciplinary, 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 CARTA School of Communication + Journalism at Florida International University invites applications for a non-tenure earning, Clinical Professor of Practice (Open Rank) to serve as Graduate Coordinator for its Spanish Language Journalism Master’s Program.

This is a professional master’s program in line with the department’s teaching philosophy of educating by doing.  The successful candidate will work with the department chair and program faculty in support of our commitment to experiential learning and 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.  The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate enthusiastically with colleagues to prepare course work for publication.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The ideal candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Spanish and English and will work collaboratively with administrators and offer leadership to the program by looking at it creatively, practically, and holistically consistent with departmental and university objectives; actively recruiting students to the program by developing, implementing and launching marketing campaigns and maintaining the program’s website and student handbook; facilitating graduate program planning, curriculum, program reviews and assessments; providing academic orientation to students; and serving on professional project committees.

QUALIFICATIONS

This is a full-time, 12-month, multi-year, non-tenure-earning clinical professional practice appointment (initial appointment of 3 years) with rank to be determined. The appointment is renewable upon mutual consent.  A minimum of a master’s degree in the discipline, substantial current professional journalism experience, a record of academic experience and fluency in Spanish and English are required. A Ph.D. or other terminal degree, Spanish-language media experience, and a record of successful service in an administrative capacity are preferred.

HOW TO APPLY:   

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 520557 ahttps://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 administrative experience.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Portfolio of relevant teaching and professional work in PDF format not to exceed 10 MB.  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.

To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by Feb. 15, 2020. Review will continue until the position is filled. Direct any questions to Lorna Veraldi, Chair of the Search Committee, via email at: [email protected].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.