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Instructor - Journalism

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Position Information

Position Number F58070
Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty
Rank Instructor
Working Title Instructor - Journalism
School/Unit College of Humanities and Sciences
Department Robertson School
Number of Months 9
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible
Grant funded position? No

Position Summary and Qualifications

Mission or Goal of Unit

The Virginia Commonwealth University Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture prepares effective and skilled communicators through quality instruction, advising and student services based on real world applications. Through research, professional service and scholarship in applied communications, the School advances the knowledge and practice of a multi-disciplinary and evolving media environment. The School values truth, ethics, creativity, innovation, collaboration, cultural diversity, shared governance and community engagement.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

This position will contribute to helping the Robertson School of Media and Culture meet its Quest goals by increasing its teaching power in journalism classes (Quest 1) and contributing to the School’s community engagement (Theme IV).

Position Responsibilities

1. Teaching assignments will be primarily at the undergraduate level. In all courses taught, the faculty member should reflect the School’s commitment to teaching excellence, community engagement and cultural diversity.
2. Service: This faculty member will serve on School committees (as well as College and/or University committees as needed), contributing to the well-being of the School and the VCU community.

Required Qualifications

1) A master’s degree in journalism or in a related field
(2) A proven track record of inspiring, guiding and mentoring others to reach their full potential
(3) High expectations for students
(4) We will recruit candidates with demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU

Preferred Qualifications

Successful college teaching experience is highly preferred.

Posting Detail Information

Date Posted 12/06/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline Date
Proposed Hire Date 08/16/2018
Type of Search National
Application Process/Additional Information

Please submit the following application materials at VCUJOBS.com: (1) A letter of application addressed to Dr. Bill Oglesby, Chair of the Search Committee; (2) current curriculum vitae (including the names and contact information of three references); and (3) the following items as one PDF file: three non-returnable samples of teaching materials and/or professional work and three non-returnable samples of student work (if available). For full consideration, application materials must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2018. The position remains open until filled. For additional information, contact Ms. Pamela Williams. Phone: (804) 828-2660; Fax: (804) 828-9175; or the School’s website: http://robertson.vcu.edu. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Posted Salary

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you find out about this position?
    • Alumni association magazine
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Community event
    • Email notification
    • HERC (Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)
    • Higher education publication
    • Internal Recruiter
    • Job fair
    • Job site (e.g. Monster.com)
    • Listserv
    • Newspaper
    • Professional association/journal
    • Referred by person/employee
    • Search firm notification
    • VCU vacancy listing - eJobs
    • Other
  2. * If you selected "Other" for your referral source please indicate where you heard about this posting. (If you did not select "Other," please enter "n/a.")

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a master's degree in mass communications or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Other Document
Optional Documents