Assistant Professor of Journalism - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The candidate will be a vital member of the Journalism and Technical Communication faculty and be required to follow all tenure-track faculty responsibilities described in the MSU Denver Handbook for Professional Personnel.


Specific responsibilities include the following activities:
1. Teach 12 credit hours per semester of undergraduate coursework
2. Advise students
3. Provide service to the department, college, university and community
4. Participate in scholarly activities appropriate to the discipline as described in the Department Evaluation Guidelines
5. Other duties as assigned: Faculty engage in other duties, including faculty on reassigned time to serve in roles such as Department Chairs or Directors, will be reviewed on those activities.

Teaching may include the following courses: Journalism Fundamentals, Introduction to Public Relations, Public Relations Strategic Planning, Multimedia Journalism, Photojournalism and Social Documentary.

In addition to teaching, the position will require a minimum of five office hours per week to include advising and consultation with students. Candidates will be expected to teach in the classroom as well as online, and must be able to use and apply current technologies in the classroom.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Journalism, Communication, Public Relations, or related field + 6 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced degree in a relevant discipline;
• Experience in course development
• 10 or more years of successful professional experience that includes knowledge of convergent media, public relations issues and the use of social media applications and platforms.
• The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach courses that involve use of digital media, current social media applications and other relevant technology that relates to the convergent journalism and public relations field.
• The successful candidate must be capable of teaching the following courses: Journalism Fundamentals, Introduction to Public Relations, Public Relations Strategic Planning, Multimedia Journalism, Photojournalism and Social Documentary (for course descriptions refer to
• Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence in journalism in the form of awards for journalistic work, successful publishing of a book or books, or commendation for journalism teaching experience.
• Experience with non-traditional students, diverse urban groups and the ability to use appropriate educational technology are also highly desirable.
• In particular, we seek candidates who demonstrate the ability to teach from a perspective that includes U.S. ethnic minorities, other marginalized groups, and/or women.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

Unofficial Transcripts are optional at the time of application. However, official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

In order for your application to be complete, you must provide a curriculum vitae (CV), a cover letter, a teaching philosophy statement and a list of the names and contact information of three professional references. If you cannot upload any or all of these documents at the time of application, please email them to:
Attn: Nancy Stalf
Subject: Search F 583 Assistant Professor Journalism

All documents must be received before the closing date, November 13, 2015, midnight.Documents received after this date will not be considered.

Keyword Phrases

  • JTC - Journalism & Techl Communications
  • Assistant Professor of Journalism
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Media & Communication Studies
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter