Job Posting, Assistant/Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications, Benedictine College

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Department: Journalism & Mass Communications

Job Status: Full-Time

FLSA Status:

Reports To: Department Chair / Academic Dean


Amount of Travel Required:

Work Schedule:  This position will start on August 1, 2024

Positions Supervised:


The Benedictine College Journalism and Mass Communications Department is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position to teach undergraduate courses in mass media communication, digital literacy, disinformation and related topics. The successful candidate should be able to develop curriculum for emerging journalism and media trends based on their interest and expertise.



Essential Functions:

• Be willing to participate in a highly collegial and collaborative work environment.

• Teaching load of approximately 12 hours per academic semester.

• Serve as an academic advisor to majors and minors.

• Be willing to engage in course development for emerging skills.

• Openness to advising student publications.


• Earned doctorate in journalism, communication or related field preferred. ABD is acceptable provided the candidate has a clear plan to complete the degree requirements.

• Candidates with a master’s degree in a related field plus professional experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

• Prior teaching experience highly desirable, but not required.


• A cover letter

• A written statement on teaching philosophy

• Curriculum vitae

• Contact information of three references

Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Benedictine College welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds. The College is committed to assuring equal opportunities in employment.

For questions related to this position, contact Dr. Kevin Page, department chair, at 913-360-7390 or email to Professional experience highly desirable. An earned doctorate in communications or related fields preferred, but a candidate with a master’s degree and professional experience are highly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be eligible for academic or professional tenure.



Physical Abilities

Stand F

Walk F

Sit F

Handling / Fingering O

Reach Outward F

Reach Above Shoulder F

Climb N

Crawl N

Squat or Kneel O

Bend O

Push / Pull

12 lbs or less O

13-25 lbs N

26-40 lbs  N

41-100 lbs N

Lift /Carry

10 lbs or less O

11-20 lbs O

21-50 lbs N

51-100 lbs N

Over 100 lbs N


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