University of Georgia seeks journalism faculty member

The Department of Journalism in the Grady College at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position, to begin August 2016.

Faculty Rank/Salary
Academic Professional. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities
The person hired for this position will teach two courses per semester and serve as managing editor of a multimedia website that showcases Grady students’ best work. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a range of courses, which may include multi-platform journalism, photo/video skills, graphics or other topics of interest. The successful candidate will oversee the production of digital content from the Department of Journalism’s advanced and capstone courses. This includes facilitating student and faculty workflow and distribution of editorial content for the online news site. The person hired for this position also will plan and execute the Grady College’s annual summer Management Seminar for College Editors. In this role, administrative duties will include:

• Planning, promoting and directing annual seminar to provide journalism and leadership training for top collegiate journalists

• Recruiting media professionals and college educators and advisers to serve as presenters and mentors for three-day campus seminar

• Developing contacts and agenda, and coordinating logistics for day trip to Atlanta and seminar sessions at CNN and Cox Media

• Recruiting 50-plus student editors for the annual program, and working with Grady College event planner on all logistics of the seminar

Qualifications
A master’s degree, preferably in journalism or a related field, is required; Ph.D. preferred. A minimum of five years of relevant industry work experience required, as well as excellent writing, reporting and content-editing skills. Teaching experience or significant mentoring experience required, in addition to familiarity and ease with a variety of digital news tools, including social media and basic website design. Proven leadership in management of digital media preferred. A strong candidate for this position also will have the ability to plan and coordinate student and professional training programs, and to work collaboratively with a diverse range of colleagues in a complex, fast-paced environment.

Application Deadline
Screening of applications will begin March 31, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. To apply for the position, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references in a single PDF document to: Professor Valerie Boyd, Journalism Search Committee Chair, at vboyd@uga.edu.

More about the Department of Journalism and the Grady College
Learn more about the Department of Journalism and the Grady College at www.grady.uga.edu. The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is the nation’s first chartered state-supported university and is a land grant/sea institution, located 70 miles from Atlanta in close proximity to major media outlets. Athens is a progressive city noted for its beautiful surroundings, rich history, and recreational and cultural opportunities. It is consistently named one of the best college towns in the United States and is known for its music scene and college athletics (www.visitathensga.com).

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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