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Assistant Professor - Mass Media - Digital/Multimedia Journalism
Southeast Missouri State University
Location: Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Required Education: Doctorate/Professional
Higher Education Institution
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
Digital and Multimedia Journalism
Department of Mass Media
Holland College of Arts and Media
The Department of Mass Media invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Digital and Multimedia Journalism to begin in August 2023. This is a tenure track position. Successful candidates will have experience in the best practices for multi-platform journalistic storytelling and must be able to teach and develop students in the areas of journalistic writing, editing, design, audio and visual production.
The candidate will teach a load equivalent to 9-credit hours per semester to teach students and collaborate with faculty and staff. The candidate also will receive a 3-credit hour release each semester to supervise student leaders of the Arrow, our student-run news organization that additionally serves as the experiential learning component for Multimedia Journalism majors. Additional responsibilities include student mentoring and participation in recruitment and retention activities.
The Department of Mass Media is a part of the Holland College of Arts and Media and one of only two Missouri programs accredited by the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.
Ph.D. or ABD (with Ph.D. by August 1, 2023) degree in media, communications, journalism or a closely related field (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government-certified university)
Experience working in or with student media
Demonstrated ability to teach skills in the Multimedia Journalism curriculum, with emphasis on newswriting and audio and visual storytelling
Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the college/university level
Demonstrated evidence of scholarly work, i.e. research and/or publications
Experience using and/or teaching the Adobe Creative Suite
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multicultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.
Application Deadline: The position is available August 1, 2023. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by October 21, 2022.
Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
Current curriculum vitae
Statement of Research Interests
Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
Names and contact information of three professional references
University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with five colleges and schools, 10,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,000. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.
Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. Recognizing its responsibility for excellence in teaching and student learning, the University supports a wide array of on-and off-campus instructional, research, and public service programs that address the intellectual, professional, personal, social, and cultural needs of its constituent groups. As a multi-purpose institution, the University achieves its educational goals through the offering of degree programs and other learning experiences to its varied constituents. Southeast is an “engaged” university supporting a wide array of research and public service programs that enrich and extend the learning environment. Southeast Missouri State University strives to provide students with high-quality, accessible and affordable educational programs responsive to the needs of the region, the nation, and the world.