Overview Quinnipiac University's School of Communications invites applications for a full-time position as an Assistant Teaching Professor (non-tenure track) in the Department of Journalism to begin August 2019. The department seeks a colleague interested in joining and engaging with a team that loves journalism and is passionate about student success.
About the college: We balance hands-on skills training with instruction in the liberal arts to prepare students for exciting and rewarding careers in advertising and integrated communications; communications/media studies; film, television and media arts; graphic and interactive design; journalism; and public relations. Our faculty includes award-winning professionals and internationally recognized scholars with extensive experience in their fields. We maintain a portfolio of more than 5,000 local, regional, national and international employers to connect with, and our student media organizations provide multiple opportunities for real-world learning experiences.
Responsibilities Teaching professors typically teach eight courses (4/4) every school year. The successful candidate will be expected to:
Teach storytelling, news writing, digital journalism, and other courses in the journalism program
Advise and mentor students
Serve on faculty committees
Develop new courses and keep abreast of industry trends
While scholarship and creative endeavors are not required, the department encourages and supports the continuing intellectual and professional development of all faculty members.
Master's degree in communications or a related field and at least five years of professional experience
The degree requirement may be waived for applicants who exhibit a documented record of exceptional journalistic skill and professional accomplishments
Qualifications: The ideal candidate is:
An early adopter of new technologies and processes, and is able to teach best practices in digital reporting, verification and public engagement
Understands the standards and philosophy of both breaking news and comprehensive multimedia reporting
Uses data to develop story ideas and identify trends
Can demonstrate proficiency in tools and techniques to produce multimedia content, including recording, editing and distributing video and audio along with generating photos and data visualizations
Has a strong writing and producing background, including command of AP Style
Has recent and relevant higher-education teaching experience
Committed to contributing to the diversity and excellence of the academic community
Special Instructions to Applicants: Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position. TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form.
Quinnipiac University is located in Hamden, Conn., just eight miles from New Haven and less than two hours from New York City and Boston. Quinnipiac is a suburban campus comprised of 600 acres on three sites enrolling 6,784 undergraduate and 2,884 graduate, law and medical students.