Assistant Professor of Communication

Lakeland, Florida, United States
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Job description

The Department of Communication at Florida Southern College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in multimedia journalism. The position begins fall 2019. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities: The teaching load per semester is 3 four-credit courses. Primary teaching assignments may include beginner- and advanced-level broadcast journalism, multimedia journalism and media writing, as well as communication core courses. The successful candidate may also support other concentrations within the department. The tenure-track Assistant Professor is expected to participate in and maintain an appropriate scholarly and/or creative agenda and to be an active participant in the life of the College.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates will have a terminal degree in a communication field and demonstrate a clear commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates who are ABD will be considered. Candidates with experience in the broadcasting field, as well as experience working with digital editing software, are preferred. A background in applying quantitative research is also a plus.

Florida Southern College is nationally recognized for its commitment to engaged learning. In order to support this commitment, the College fosters a learning environment that promotes scholarly and creative activity by faculty and students.

How to apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, however, applications should be received by October 19. The position start date is August 2019. Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts and full contact information for three professional references.

Florida Southern College is nationally recognized for its efforts in the area of experiential learning, having won the 2010 William M. Burke Presidential Award for Excellence in Experiential Education from the National Society of Experiential Education (NSEE).