Lecturer (Electronic Journalism) - Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in Carbondale Illinois

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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois

United States

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Position: Lecturer in Electronic Journalism (term, non-Tenure Track) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, Department of Radio, Television, and Digital Media. Position is contingent on availability of funding.

Date of Appointment: January 1, 2016, with reappointment possible pending availability of funds, needs and satisfactory performance.

Qualifications: Position requires a Masters' degree in Electronic Journalism or a related field plus a minimum of 5 years of recent (within the past 10 years) experience as an Electronic Journalist. Skills should include broadcast newswriting, news and/or sports reporting, producing, and/or investigative reporting.

Duties: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in some combination of the areas of broadcast newswriting, news and/or sports reporting, producing, and/or investigative reporting. Work with student-produced news programs including River Region Evening Edition, a nightly broadcast news program and collaborate with the staff of WSIU-FM-TV Public Broadcasting and the Daily Egyptian newspaper. Other duties as assigned. The successful candidate is expected to become an active member of the department.

The Department: Established in 1957, The Department of Radio, Television, and Digital Media has close to 300 undergraduates and 20 full-time faculty members who are accomplished scholars, professionals and artists. Students in the Department combine the analytical with hands-on practice to become cutting edge media producers and scholars. Our faculty guide students not only in the use of the latest technologies, but also in developing an understanding of the social, political and economic contexts of the media they produce and analyze. RTD students can concentrate in several areas of study: Digital Media Arts and Animation, Electronic Journalism, Media Industries, Radio/Audio Production, Sports Media, and Video Production. Students also broaden their knowledge of the field through elective courses in Media Studies. A Television Studies minor is also offered. Faculty and students work closely with the University's public radio and television stations, WSIU-FM & WSIU-TV, which are located in the College, as well as with the Department of Cinema & Photography and the School of Journalism.

Application Instructions:
Use Institution Website button to the right of this job description, then follow instructions on the jobpage at SIU-Carbondale's website.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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