Instructor – Journalism (non-tenure track, Term faculty)

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Duluth, MN
Special Notice for COVID-19

The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University’s mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

The Journalism Program at the University of Minnesota Duluth in the Department of Communication seeks to hire a full-time faculty member. The nine-month, one year appointment begins August 23, 2021. The preferred candidate would be able to teach Visual Journalism, American Media History, Digital Storytelling, and Social Media Strategies.

Minimum Qualifications:

MA or MS in Journalism, Mass Communication, Media Studies or a related field from an accredited institution. Evidence of strong written communication skills.

  1. Candidates should have a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the university community.
  2. Candidates should be committed to engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences to foster an inclusive and equitable environment in the classroom.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Journalism, Mass Communication, Media Studies or related field from a regionally accredited institution. Two years of teaching at the collegiate level. Evidence of strong written communication skills. In fulfilling its academic mission, the University recognizes and values the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and the educational experience of its students. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

About the Department

The Department of Communication is in the College of Liberal Arts, offering majors and minors in communication and journalism.

About the U of M

University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)

The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” issue.

Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD’s many research institutes and labs.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.  The position requires that you submit 1. Cover Letter; 2. Curriculum Vita; 3. Sample Syllabi or examples of effective instruction or mentorship; 4. Reference list with contact information. Final candidates will be required to submit an official transcript.

Completed online applications will be considered beginning April 28, 2021. This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail [email protected] or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.