Azusa Pacific University announces two journalism faculty positions. Details below:
Position #1: Assistant/Associate Professor of Journalism
Faculty member will primarily teach writing classes in journalism, public relations, and/or communication and anchor the department’s writing classes and initiatives to begin Fall 2016.
This full-time faculty member (10-month contract; responsible for teaching 24 units, 4 undergraduate or graduate courses per semester) will teach writing classes in journalism, public relations, and communication, and other areas as needed. Anchoring the department’s writing classes and initiatives, s/he will teach courses like News Writing and Reporting, Editing, and Writing for Communication, as well as provide guidance and mentoring to adjunct faculty teaching writing courses. Depending on experience and expertise, s/he may also advise one of the department’s student publications and teach additional courses across the department’s curriculum. Other duties include advising students, participating on committee assignments at the department and university levels, carrying out a program of scholarly research, and participating in all faculty meetings. Commitment to the university’s faith statement is required of all candidates.
Ph.D in Journalism, Communication Studies, or Rhetoric and Writing, and a commitment to teaching excellence in liberal arts required.
Full posting: https://apu-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=1539&company_id=16568&version=2&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992279&level=levelid1&levelid1=36378&startflag=.
Position #2: Assistant/Associate Professor of Convergent Journalism and Coordinator of Integrated Student Media
Full-time clinical/professional faculty member who will teach journalism classes and serve as the lead adviser for all four of APU’s student media at APU to begin Fall 2016.
This faculty member will:
- teach journalism classes, with particular emphasis on skill development in journalistic writing and broadcasting;
- coordinate student advising, the class schedule, and the overall student experience for the Journalism major; and
- serve as the lead adviser for all of APU’s student media at APU (Clause, Collide, Capture and KAPU), which will include supervising all supplemental faculty (technical and production) advisors, hiring and supervising student editorial and technical staff, overseeing newsroom, studio, and classroom facilities, and managing an annual production budget of over $100,000.
The 10-month position will be a half-time teaching (responsible for teaching 12 units, which typically consists of 2 undergraduate or graduate courses per semester), half-time coordinator/advisor role within the department advising the student media, and coordinating the Journalism major.. Other duties include advising students, participating on committee assignments at the department and university levels, maintaining professional activity and academic currency in the field of journalism, and participating in all faculty meetings. Commitment to the university’s faith statement is required of all candidates.
Note: The four student media outlets are not currently run under a coordinated advising structure. However, this new hire will lead the efforts to restructure all of the student media under one budget, one staff, and one newsroom. S/he will be able to utilize other full-time and adjunct faculty in advising the various publications, but this faculty member will oversee the work of those advisors, as well as the student staff of each of the productions.
Ph.D. preferred. Master’s Degree in a Journalism or Communication Studies related field, as well as three to five years of hands-on advising of students in journalism production required. Prior experience teaching at the collegiate or university level , managing budgets, and directing a convergent newsroom preferred.
Full posting: https://apu-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=1540&company_id=16568&version=2&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992279&level=levelid1&levelid1=36378&startflag=2.
Information About the Department:
The Department of Communication Studies houses three majors – journalism, public relations, and communication studies – 13 full-time faculty, nearly 25 part-time/adjunct faculty, and approximately 400 Communication and Journalism major and minor undergraduates. The Journalism major offers three emphases for a Bachelor of Arts degree: News and Storytelling, Media Studies, and Sports Journalism.
As part of the journalism program, the department supports a student newspaper (The Clause), magazine (Collide), a TV studio (Capture), and a radio station (KAPU). Additionally, the department engages a nationally-competitive forensics team, and a national honors society (Lambda Pi Eta). The department plans to offer a M.A. in Communication Studies in the near future.
General Application Information:
Candidates must adhere to Azusa Pacific University’s Evangelical Christian tradition. Prior experience teaching at the collegiate or university level preferred. Faculty members are required to sign a “Statement of Faith” (available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe) and adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook.
Review of applications to begin January 20, 2016, and the position will remain open until filled. For more information, contact:
Ryan T. Hartwig, PhD
Chair, Department of Communication Studies
Azusa Pacific University
901 E. Alosta Ave.
Azusa, CA 91702
626.815.6000 ext. 3371
At Azusa Pacific University we value and uphold God-honoring diversity. Diversity was not our idea, but God’s. Therefore, we aim for an environment that respects and honors each individual’s uniqueness while celebrating our collective commonalities. It is in this spirit that we continue important discourse on diversity, engage a variety of perspectives, and embrace active listening in a spirit of humility. We continue our efforts to recruit, hire, and support a diverse community in an effort to create a milieu that reflects the mosaic of God’s kingdom.
Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.