Journalism and Strategic Media (Sports Media), Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty



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Job description

DepartmentJournalism and Strategic Media

University Expectation
MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.

SalarySalary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic FunctionThe ACEJMC-accredited School of Journalism and Strategic Media at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, temporary (non-tenurable) faculty position (#143060) at the rank of Lecturer in Sports Media. This is a one-year temporary appointment with a possible annual renewal for up to three years. The start date for the appointment is August 1, 2023. The position is contingent upon funding.

The successful applicant will teach sports media, journalism, or other coursework within the candidate’s background based on the needs of the School. The applicant’s cover letter should clearly identify areas of teaching proficiency and a commitment to diversity and student success.

Required EducationA master’s degree in journalism, mass communication, or a communication-related field is required.

Required Related ExperienceTwo (2) years of experience in sports journalism, sports and media relations, sports reporting or producing, or a closely related field is required. A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of ten (10) years of demonstrated exceptional professional experience may be considered in lieu of a master’s degree.

Other DesirablesApplicants with instructional knowledge and teaching ability in sports, sports media, or sports journalism will receive special consideration.

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents

Click here for additional information.MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email [email protected].

Application Review Date: 05/11/2023

MTSU, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. A Tennessee Board of Regents Institution.

How to apply

Documents Needed to ApplyTo successfully apply, applicants are required to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy at the time of online application.

Special Instruction to Applicants
If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position-specific questions, please contact Ken Blake at [email protected].

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Middle Tennessee State University, situated at the geographic center of the state in Murfreesboro, is the oldest and largest institution in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. With an enrollment of about 23,000 students, it is the No. 1 producer of graduates for the Greater Nashville economy.