Department Name: 8M100: School Of Journalism and Media
The University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Media is seeking a tenure-track assistant in broadcast journalism beginning August 16, 2020. This position will actively contribute to undergraduate programming in newscast producing, reporting, digital videography and non-linear editing. The School seeks candidates with strong news judgment, the ability to tell creative stories, and instructional experience, including supervision of a student-produced newscast. Candidates with web design, media convergence skills, experience seeking external funding and experience with preparing Hearst and AP award entries are also preferred.
Qualified candidates must possess an advanced degree (doctorate preferred) in a related discipline and have substantial professional experience. Candidates holding a doctorate will be expected to develop a vigorous research agenda leading to publication in refereed journals and the potential to attract grants.
This position, will join our ACEJMC-accredited unit of the College of Communication and Information. The school offers majors in journalism and media arts and studies, an excellent computing environment, and other facilities for research and instruction. Students learn first-hand working at the Kentucky Kernel, the Kentuckian yearbook, radio stations WRFL and WUKY, and JAT News, our award winning student newscast. The school also promotes the free flow of information through its First Amendment Center. Since 1981, the School has also been the home of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.
The College of Communication and Information is composed of two schools (The School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science), two departments (Department of Communication, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication) and an interdisciplinary graduate program. Nearly 1,700 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the university's core curriculum and serve students perusing minors and certificates in the College . The College also houses UK's independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the defending national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team.
Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being. The campus is home to 30,277 students, 2,586 instructional faculty, 852 non-instructional faculty and 14,167 full-time staff. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, UK is an incubator for multidisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.
The City of Lexington is a great place to live, work, and study. It recently appeared on USA Today's list of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth – and lower cost of living – of a small city, along with some of the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events, and a thriving dining scene. The University of Kentucky offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more details please visit www.uky.edu/HR/benefits
Application materials should include a a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Please note that references will not be contacted without prior consent.
Application review will begin February 14, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
Questions regarding the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair Al Cross at: [email protected]
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Qualified candidates must possess an advanced degree (doctorate preferred) in a related discipline.
Required Related Experience:
The School seeks candidates with strong news judgment, the ability to tell creative stories, and instructional experience, including supervision of a student-produced newscast.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Doctorate Preferred. Candidates with web design, media convergence skills, experience seeking external funding and experience with preparing Hearst and AP award entries are also preferred.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.