Northern Kentucky University's Communication Department is seeking applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track temporary lecturer position in Communication to teach and serve as the department's equipment manager starting in August 2019. This is a 10-month appointment with additional duties assigned over the 2 remaining summer months.
The Communication Department offers 6 majors (Communication Studies, Electronic Media and Broadcasting, Health Communication, Journalism, Media Informatics, and Public Relations) and 5 minors, including Popular Culture Studies. The department also serves as the home for Student Media including The Northerner, a student-run news organization; Norse Code Radio, an online radio station; as well as NorseMedia, which creates content for NKU’s web presence and cable television station in addition to producing client projects. There are approximately 400 students in our media-oriented programs. The department is part of the College of Informatics (“http://informatics.nku.edu/”, http://informatics.nku.edu/), which explores the art, science, business, and technology of information. NKU, located eight miles south of Cincinnati, is a metropolitan university that values a commitment to multiculturalism, an interest in civic engagement, and learner-centeredness. For more information, please visit our website at “http://www.nku.edu.”
Primary Responsibilities :
Successful candidates will be prepared to teach two media-related classes per semester and provide expert support of media equipment needs for students in production-oriented classes and work on other projects. This will involve monitoring and updating inventory in our Obor Digital online Zeus reservation system utilizing Active Directory and programming student access through swipe cards, as well as ensuring that all equipment is functioning in order to fulfill student requests. Therefore, candidates will need to be able to perform routine maintenance and make any minor repairs needed, as well as diagnose when additional levels of repair are critical and arrange for the completion of outside service. Familiarity with a wide breadth of media production gear, including drones and the associated FAA credentials, is desired as this individual will be expected to provide some basic operation training and respond to students' technical questions. This position will also require attendance at faculty meetings and service on the department's Tech Committee to help determine future equipment needs.
A Master's degree in a media-related field is required along with evidence of effective teaching experience. Applicants will need to submit a letter of application, vita, quantitative and qualitative teaching evaluations from the most recent two years, and a diversity statement.
The diversity statement should provide the candidate's unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional career. In line with the University's Affirmative Action Policy, candidates are not expected to disclose their identity or membership either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. Demographic information is solicited through the application process; however, those data are confidential and are not provided to members of the search committee.
In order to ensure full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by July 3, 2019.
Questions regarding the use of the website should be directed to the Human Resources Department at “mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”. Questions regarding the nature of the position should be directed to the department chairperson, Stephen Yungbluth “mailto:email@example.com”, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Minimum Education: Master's Degree
Quick Link: 8330
Internal Number: 8330
About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.