Johnstown Hum-Multimedia and Digital Culture - Pennsylvania-Johnstown - (20002454)
The Division of Humanities at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ) invites applications for an adjunct Instructor/Assistant Professor who will teach, advise majors, and serve in the Journalism program. Candidates should have either an MA in Digital and Print Journalism, Journalism Entrepreneurship, or Mass Media Arts and Journalism (or) an MS in Multimedia Journalism (or) an MA in Writing with a record of experience as a Journalist in various capacities. The successful candidate will have experience teaching courses that like Reporting 1, Feature Writing, Newspaper Layout and Design, Introduction to Journalism and other courses essential to preparing students to serve in the Journalism field.
The start date for this position is August 2020. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1. providing well-prepared, appropriately designed, carefully focused classes to undergraduates that emphasize both the practical (basic and advanced skills) and the theoretical; 2. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements; 3. preparing and grading class assignments, essays, and examinations, and informing students of their academic progress; 4. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them in accordance published deadlines; 5. demonstrating appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
Desirable Qualifications: 1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a college or university; 2. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation; 3. Training and/or experience in teaching undergraduate Journalism courses; 4. Commitment to innovation and improvement of teaching, 5. Commitment to professional and personal development; 6. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a small-campus setting that requires involvement and responsibilities from each member; 7. Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative spirit; 8. Recent experience teaching Journalism; 9. Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is particularly committed to providing Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled persons opportunities to work in the field of Journalism. The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their leadership, research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
For full consideration, submit all application materials, including a cover letter, curriculum vita, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference (directly from source or placement office) through the University of Pittsburgh's Talent Center at https://www.join.pitt.edu/find-positions . Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled; to receive full consideration, all materials should be received by the initial review date. Prior to any offer of employment, official transcripts will be required.
Must send teaching philosophy, CV, and cover letter indicating interest in the 1 year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Journalism at UPJ. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Optional Attachments: Letters of Recommendation, Teaching Evaluations
Internal Number: 20002454
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