The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) in Gainesville is seeking an accomplished journalist whose work resides at the intersection of TV and digital to join our journalism faculty as a lecturer.

We’re looking for someone with expertise in video and or audio storytelling, news and field producing, multimedia production and or TV/web integration. This person could also be great at broadcast news management, enterprise reporting and or social media engagement.

He/she/they will help the next generation of multiplatform reporters and producers learn to tell compelling video stories that range from snackable to episodic series to news documentaries. The ideal candidate will bring innovative ideas, story forms and techniques.

Celebrating its 50th year, CJC is among the world’s preeminent colleges in the study of journalism and communications – and at one of the Top 10 public universities in the United States.

We have a long history of immersive teaching with undergraduate and graduate students working alongside professionals to produce high-caliber news content for a mass audience. The journalism faculty and related teaching professionals work together to develop and deliver cross-disciplinary, contemporary curriculum to prepare students for ever-shifting media industries.

The successful candidate will collaborate with the news managers of the college’s Innovation News Center (INC). The INC is a two-story, 14,000-square-foot facility that houses our daily news, sports and weather operations, and provides hands-on learning opportunities for students to produce content for seven media properties, including the local NPR, PBS and ESPN affiliates.

CJC student journalists regularly earn recognition in annual national and regional awards competitions, including Hearst, SPJ, RTDNA and National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

This lecturer position will join our journalism faculty with a non-tenure-accruing faculty appointment, renewable annually for up to three years, with salary commensurate with experience. The opportunity exists for promotion to the level of senior or master lecturer.

We are purposely conducting this search to highlight candidates who will help the department continue to build a diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. This faculty member will serve as an instructor of intermediate- and graduate-level journalism and specialized topic courses each semester. He/she/they will also have the potential to offer distinguished service to the department, college, university and profession.

 

Minimum qualifications

A bachelor’s degree is required. Applicants must have at least five years of relevant professional experience. The successful candidate must be committed to working in a diverse environment.

Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations and supporting a climate of inclusion with respect to race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, class, culture, and religion.

 

Preferred qualifications

 A master’s degree in journalism or communications or a related field is preferred. Preference will be given to applicants who provide evidence of teaching effectiveness.

 

Application Process

Review of applications will begin January 4, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a resume, a letter of interest outlining a description of his/her/their teaching approach and relevant work experience, and examples of appropriate work. Please list email addresses and phone numbers for at least three professional references. Submit applications to https://jobs.ufl.edu/. The requisition number for this vacancy is 40466.

We are an equal opportunity employer and thrive in an inclusive environment. We celebrate diversity and encourage people with disabilities, minorities, women and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.

You may contact search committee chairman Herbert Lowe at loweh@ufl.edu for more information.

 

About the College of Journalism and Communications

The College of Journalism and Communications has 68 full-time faculty members and 81 part-time. It has 2,486 undergraduate students (in-residence and online-only) pursuing ACEJMC-accredited bachelor’s degrees through four academic departments: advertising, journalism, public relations and telecommunication. CJC also has more than 130 graduate students (including 62 pursuing doctoral degrees) studying on campus, with another 250 seeking a master’s degree or graduate certificate online. The college provides hands-on learning immersion experiences through the Innovation News Center, The Agency, frank gatherings, the Division of Multimedia Properties, the Summer Media Institute, undergraduate research, various extracurricular groups and activities, etc.

 

About the University of Florida

 Located on a 2,000-acre campus in Gainesville, the University of Florida is a member of the Association of American Universities and included in the Carnegie Commission’s list of leading research universities. UF students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. It invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

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