Assistant Professor-Limited Term in Digital/MultiMedia Journalism

Position ID: 28675
Augusta University
Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
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Job Information

Georgia Regents University seeks an outstanding journalism educator with at least three years’ current or recent full-time experience in digital/multimedia journalism, preferably at a daily newspaper or at a magazine, for a visiting one-year position at the assistant or associate level in the Department of Communications. We anticipate advertising for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor next year; the Ph.D. will be required for that hire. Our goal is to bring the Department to a level of excellence in digital and multimedia journalism teaching and scholarship appropriate for GRU’s new research-level ranking.

The Department seeks an educator with current or recent professional experience that evidences exceptional skills in reporting, editing, and design across multiple digital platforms. The successful candidate also should have a network of professional contacts that will benefit students seeking internships and new graduates and alumni launching careers. The visiting professor will teach a 4-4 load of mostly journalism skills courses in reporting and editing and will advise and teach the award-winning student newspaper and student magazine in practicums in load; and will work with the Communications faculty and Chair to create a curriculum centered on the idea of “digital-first newsgathering and presentation” while upholding traditional values of journalistic excellence and ethics. Experience and expertise in sports journalism or in health communication a plus. Experience with student media preferred.

Evidence of excellence in teaching college journalism required. Some academic advising will be required.

Successful candidates will be skilled at effective communication and experienced in working in an atmosphere of collegiality, accountability, and collaboration. Outstanding writing and speaking skills in English, with expert knowledge of journalistic style, as well as media law and ethics, are a must.

Duties to begin August 10, 2015. Competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements

  • MFA in Digital Media or related field; or minimum 18 hours of graduate study in Journalism/Mass Communication; Ph.D. in Journalism/Mass Communication preferred.
  • Record of excellence in digital/multimedia journalism.
  • At least 3 years' recent experience in journalism

How To Apply

For optimal consideration, please apply by April 1, 2015. Review of applications will begin April 3, 2015, and continue until position is filled. Submit a cover letter describing qualifications and experience; a CV or resume including names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references; a statement of journalistic philosophy; and 5 samples of the candidate’s best work in digital journalism in pdf format on a CD or as email attachments.

To be formally considered for employment at Georgia Regents University, applications must be submitted electronically at

To be considered an applicant for this faculty position, please be sure to also apply online via our online application by uploading our CV.

Conditions of Employment

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.  For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of an original transcript.  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees.  "Georgia Regents University of Augusta is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."

Georgia Regents University of Augusta is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Regents University of Augusta is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, GRU is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

GRU is committed to excellence through diversity in our student body and faculty and thus strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.

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Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
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