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Assistant/Associate Professor or Lecturer in Journalism/Sports Media | Butler University

15 Nov 2021 1:48 PM | Anonymous

Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism and Creative Media

College of Communication, Butler University

Assistant/Associate Professor or Lecturer in Journalism/Sports Media

The Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism and Creative Media in the College of Communication at Butler University invites applications for an assistant/associate professor or lecturer in Journalism/Sports Media with an expected start date of August 2022. This faculty member will primarily teach Media Law and will also be able to teach in one or more of the following areas: media ethics, multimedia journalism, or media production. This faculty member will help shape new directions for our programs.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching and/or service have prepared them to contribute to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in an educational and work environment and be willing to contribute to these efforts in the SJCM and on campus. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the infusion of diversity across the Journalism curriculum.

Minimum qualifications for the Lecturer position include a master’s degree and significant professional experience in Journalism/Sports Media. Minimum qualifications for the assistant/associate professor position include a Ph.D. or terminal degree in one of these fields or a related field.

About the University and the College of Communication: Butler University is a comprehensive, liberal-arts-based, private university located in the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Indianapolis and is committed to undergraduate teaching excellence. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students across its six colleges, including the College of Communication. The College enrolls approximately 550 students across its 9 majors and online graduate program in Strategic Communication. Lecturers in the College have a typical teaching load of 4 courses per semester with an expectation for creative/professional activities. Tenure- track faculty teach 3 courses per semester with an expectation of an active research agenda that leads to publication. Butler offers generous financial support for research, innovations in curricular development, and travel to present for domestic and international conferences. Additional information about the University and the College can be found at www.butler.edu.

To apply, candidates must submit:

  1. A letter of application outlining qualifications, a teaching philosophy, and experience with/commitment to teaching a diverse student body and employing inclusive pedagogy.

  2. Curriculum vitae

  3. Current teaching evaluations (if available)

  4. Contact information for three references

Materials should be submitted to Dr. Lee Farquhar, Journalism/Sports Media Search Committee Chair, College of Communication, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 or via e-mail to sjcmsearch@butler.edu. Review of applications will begin November 10,

2021 and continue until the position is filled. Consideration will be given only to complete applications.

Additional Information: Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.


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