Teaching Assistant Professor of Broadcast/Video/Multimedia News, Production and Promotion

University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, Arkansas)

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Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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School of Journalism and Strategic Media

Department’s Website: journalism.uark.edu

Summary of Job Duties:
The School of Journalism and Strategic Media in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, invites applications for a non-tenure track teaching assistant professor in broadcast, multiplatform, video/audio production for news, features, nonfiction film or video, and commercial video/film to start in August 2023. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment.

This position will teach classes such as JOUR 2032/2031L Broadcast News Reporting 1, JOUR 2053 Multimedia Journalism, and other video/audio production, editing, and/or promotion courses that are offered for the digital requirement in all majors/concentrations in the School and the Broadcast, Journalism and Multimedia Storytelling & Production Concentrations. The successful candidate must keep current in digital and other technologies taught across the curriculum.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D., MFA, or Ed.D in journalism, mass communications, broadcast, educational technology or a relevant field. ABD applicants will be considered with the expectation that the doctorate or terminal degree should be conferred by the first day of appointment
  • Two years of relevant university or college teaching experience
  • Two years of relevant professional or production experience in broadcast and multimedia news, nonfiction film or video, and/or features or promotion
  • The ability to teach broadcast and multiplatform classes such as Broadcast News Reporting 1, Multimedia Journalism, and other video/audio production, editing and promotion courses, both on-campus and online
  • Experience in—or the potential for—building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, life experience, or service
  • The ability to mentor undergraduate, honors and graduate students, including serving on or directing thesis committees or projects and senior papers as well as other related duties

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of relevant university or college teaching experience
  • Three or more years of relevant professional or production experience in broadcast and multimedia news, journalism, production, nonfiction film or video or documentary, and/or features or promotion
  • Three or more years of teaching broadcast and multiplatform classes such as Broadcast News Reporting 1, Multimedia Journalism, and other video/audio production, editing and promotion courses, both on-campus and online

Completed applications received by 11/25/2022, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Bret Schulte, at bjschult@uark.edu.

Applicants must submit: 1) a letter of interest (demonstrating how your strengths match the duties and qualifications listed above); 2) a complete curriculum vitae; 3) a diversity statement, which may include evidence of previous activities to promote and maintain diversity, equity, and inclusion; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy, which may include evidence of teaching effectiveness (not to exceed three pages); and 5) the names, titles, addresses, and contact information of three references. Transcripts will be required from finalists.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The School of Journalism and Strategic Media is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and media discourse. The School is nationally accredited by the ACEJMC or the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Our faculty members are accomplished professionals in their fields who are actively engaged in scholarship. For more information visit https://journalism.uark.edu.

Additional Information:
Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply: Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, Diversity Statement, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents: Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information: Bret Schulte, Search Committee Chair, bjschult@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS . Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Completed applications received by 11/25/2022 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. To be considered, applicants will need to submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter/letter of application contact information for three references, examples of written research, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of three professional references (name, title, email address and contact number).

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. 

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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