Job posting: Lecturer in Sport Communication/Sports Journalism/Production, The University of Florida

College of Health and Human Performance
Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management
and
College of Journalism and Communications

Position:
Lecturer in Sport Communication/Sports Journalism/Production (non-tenure track position). The University of Florida (UF) invites applications and nominations for a lecturer-line faculty position in sport communication and sports journalism. As a member of the Association of American Universities and the flagship institution in Florida, UF (http://www.ufl.edu) is a Land-Grant and Sea-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines, with an enrollment of approximately 50,000 students. The Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management in the College of Health and Human Performance (www.hhp.ufl.edu/trsm) currently enrolls approximately 850 students (700 undergraduates, 150 graduates) with 19 full-time faculty members. The College of Journalism and Communications (www.jou.ufl.edu), with 50 faculty members, enrolls over 2,200 undergraduates, and over 200 master’s and doctoral students.

The successful candidate may be affiliated with the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management or any of the four departments in the College of Journalism and Communications: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations or Telecommunication. The two colleges have well-structured promotion systems for individuals in the non-tenure teaching positions to seek career advancement. The Division of Multimedia Properties is affiliated with the College of Journalism and Communications and located in the same building. The properties include three commercial stations; WRUF-AM, ESPN 850; WRUF-FM, Country 1037, and WRUF-TV and three non-commercial stations, WUFT-FM / WJUF- FM, WUFT-TV, a full power PBS affiliate. All have affiliated online operations. The College also houses the 14,000 sq. ft. Innovation News Center.
With its high expectations for academic excellence, the university aims to provide the best opportunities for teaching and learning.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses related to sports and media, including classes in sport communication and multimedia sports reporting and/or sports production. The faculty member will provide mentoring to students working on sports media projects and news productions in the College of Journalism and Communications multimedia properties, particularly in the Innovation News Center. He or she will contribute to program development and outreach through cultivating professional relations between the sport management and sports journalism and communications programs and sport organizations; demonstrate interest in contributing to online education, diversity and the internationalization of the university; provide student career advising; and contribute to governance and service activities at program, department, and college levels.

Qualifications:
A master’s degree in sport management, sport communication, sports journalism or related field of study is preferred. Substantial professional experience in sport communication and/or sports journalism/production is required. An applicant should be passionate and enthusiastic about professional teaching and student learning and demonstrate strong evidence of and commitment to teaching excellence. A candidate should possess good communication and social skills to interact with various constituencies.

Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Effective Date of Employment:
August 15, 2015. This is a 9-month fulltime appointment.

Application Timetable:
Application reviews will begin on February 20, 2015.

Application Process:
To be considered, applications must be submitted on-line at https://jobs.ufl.edu/ (requisition #0907520) and must include a letter of application with a statement of career goals, professional
experience, teaching interests, teaching achievements, and professional accomplishments; curriculum vitae; names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. Any evidence of professional awards or achievements, or teaching effectiveness, such as course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and/or evidence of teaching awards should be sent directly to the search committee chair by email before the application deadline. Inquiries and nominations should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee:
Dr. John W. Wright Tel. 352-294-1975 College of Journalism and Communications PO Box 118400 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611    jwright@jou.ufl.edu

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Minorities, women, and those from other underserved groups are encouraged to apply. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s ‘Government in the Sunshine’ and Public Records Laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-7056 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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