Assistant Professor – Journalism and Broadcasting

Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas)

Posted 1 month ago

Proposed hire date is September 1, 2021. Hiring is contingent upon current budget environment

Primarily responsible for the teaching/learning process and will also participate in the necessary operations of the institution.; Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work and teaching requirements indicate

Responsibilities

  • 60% Teaching: Develop, implement and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; Remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect current levels of student knowledge in the discipline; Develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes; Work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify professional development activities to improve student learning. 
  • 30% Directorship of Texas Center for Community Journalism and Advisement of Texan News Service and Texan TV: Manage the daily and routine operations of the Texas Center for Community Journalism including, but not limited to, distributing content through the Center website and social media platforms, planning and hosting free workshops for community journalists around the state, planning and preparing special events related to the Center, managing the budget, maintaining relationships and connections with Center donors such as the Texas Press Association, and other duties as assigned.  Serve as an advisor to student interns working for TNS/TTV on issues related to the publication of news stories on the website, in the paper, and on the broadcasts.
  • 10% Service: Maintain appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry; Work in partnership with student success personnel on student advising and orientation. Participate in institutional service roles such as but not limited to, college committees, club sponsorship, advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment and mentoring of new and part-time faculty.

Education and Experience
Teachers of record must possess minimum Southern Association of Colleges and Schools credential standards which include a master’s degree with 18 graduate semester credit hours in the subject area or suitable approved justification. A master’s degree in journalism, communication or related field, plus substantial industry experience in journalism would be considered.- Professional experience in journalism is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability in the discipline and show clear promise of teaching excellence as evidenced in evaluation by peers, department head, and college dean. Documented yearly progress of professional achievement in teaching, scholarship, and service.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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