Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice (NTT) in video journalism and emerging platforms

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Klein College of Media and Communication 

Temple University

Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice (non-tenure-track)

in video journalism and emerging platforms

Department of Journalism

The Department of Journalism in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position focused on video journalism and emerging platforms, starting July 2020.

The successful candidate will have a teaching profile in more than one of the following areas: video journalism, multimedia work in emerging formats, augmented reality, virtual reality, 360 video, immersive reporting and/or video for social media. We are looking for someone with a particular interest in using some or all of these technologies in the service of news and journalism, preferably in diverse settings. The Lew Klein College of Media and Communication was the 2018 recipient of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Equity & Diversity Award, honoring the college's commitment to inclusion. Candidates who have experience with diverse populations, particularly Latinx communities, are strongly preferred and should highlight these experiences in their applications. For this reason, fluency in Spanish is preferred.

We especially welcome applicants from non-traditional multimedia backgrounds. This position’s main role will be teaching in our undergraduate and master's programs, but our teaching faculty are supported and celebrated when they produce scholarship and/or professional work. An advanced degree is preferred.

We will hire at the rank of assistant- or associate professor of practice (non-tenure-track). To be considered for the rank of associate professor, the candidate must meet the college’s standards for promotion to associate professor of practice, which include at least six years of teaching in a comparable university setting, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and recognition for pedagogical work both on and off campus through accomplishments such as presentations at conferences, participation in professional development off campus, involvement in campus committees on teaching and curriculum, and publications or productions related to the faculty member’s area of expertise. For the rank of associate professor of practice, an advanced degree is required.

The Lew Klein College of Media and Communication is among the largest comprehensive colleges of communication in the nation. The college houses four departments: Advertising and Public Relations, Communication and Social Influence, Journalism, and Media Studies and Production. In addition to Journalism’s Master of Journalism program, graduate degrees across the college include an M.A. in Media Studies and Production, an M.S. in Communication for Development and Social Change, an online M.S. in Communication Management, a new MS in Conflict and Communication, and an M.S. in Strategic Advertising and Marketing, which is offered in partnership with Temple’s Fox School of Business. The college also offers a Ph.D. in Media and Communication. The college enrolls nearly 3,000 undergraduate students and more than 100 graduate students. The university community at large includes over 40,000 students inthe region and at several international campuses. For more information about the department, college, and university, please visit http://Klein.temple.edu.

The journalism department has 400 undergraduate majors and offers a recently redesigned MJ program. We are committed to journalism excellence and to staying connected to the rich multicultural tapestry that is Philadelphia, a city that is also the birthplace of American democracy. The goal of Temple’s journalism program is to prepare students for a multimedia professional future with solid training in urban journalism and with particular emphasis on underserved communities. We seek a colleague with a similar commitment and philosophy.

Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer, committed to achieving a diverse community. Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter indicating interest and relevant professional and academic background, including experience working with diverse populations and/or covering urban issues; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; (4) names and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019.

Video Journalism Search Committee 

Department of Journalism, Temple University 

316 Annenberg Hall 

2020 N. 13th Street 

Philadelphia, PA 19122-6080 

or email materials to journ@temple.edu