The Department of Communication and Journalism at Missouri Western State University invites applications for a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure-track faculty/staff position in our convergent journalism program beginning July 1, 2020. This position will direct, teach, and advise the Griffon News student digital-first newspaper, Griffon Yearbook and Griffon Update broadcast student media practicums, as well as teach the basic reporting class and other classes in the journalism program. The load will include the three student media and one class per semester.
1. Master’s degree in Journalism/Communication or Bachelor’s in Journalism/Communication with a Master’s degree (Business Administration, Student Personnel or other comparable areas). 2. Experience working with students at a college or university level. 3. At least five years of experience in the professional field working with print, advertising, broadcast, and/or digital media. 4. Management experience working with and supervising staff. 5. A demonstrated ability to adapt to the evolutionary demands of the field of journalism. Successful candidates will be required to submit a digital portfolio highlighting their professional experience.
1. Experience in applied learning and a willingness to work with first-generation college students. 2. Experience with grant writing. 3. Evidence of an active online presence through social media and original published content. 4. Knowledgeable in web design/usability and the ability to convey that through published content, including an understanding ofSEO(Search Engine Optimization) and its applicability to building an online audience. 5. Experience using alternative delivery methods for instruction.
About Missouri Western State University
Missouri Western State University is a public, state-supported institution providing career-oriented certificate, associate, baccalaureate and master’s degree programs. Missouri Western is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is an AQIP Participant. Western continues to honor its tradition of open access, serving both traditional and non-traditional students. Founded in 1915, Missouri Western has grown to an enrollment of more than 5,700 students, served by more than 200 faculty members. A beautifully landscaped campus complements contemporary institutional and recreational facilities. The campus consists of 14 major buildings and a student-housing complex located on 723 acres.
The historic city of St. Joseph, Missouri, has a population of approximately 77,000 and a favorable location 50 miles north of Kansas City. Recreational, cultural and community opportunities are available. Cost of living is below national average, especially housing costs.
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