Tuscaloosa , United States
Stillman College is a liberal arts institution with a historical and formal affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is committed to fostering academic excellence, to providing opportunities for diverse populations, and to maintaining a strong tradition of preparing students for leadership and service by fostering experiential learning and community engagement designed to equip and empower Stillman’s students and its constituents.
The School of Arts and Sciences serves the mission of the College via its central role in providing the instruction and the experiences that define a liberal arts education. Arts and Sciences consists of the Departments of English, Journalism, and Media Communications; Natural Sciences; Psychology; Religion and Theology; and Social Sciences. Selected majors are offered in most of the areas. In addition, these units provide the interdisciplinary and introductory courses that make up the general education curriculum. Students majoring in the arts and sciences may pursue programs of study, which prepare them for graduate school or for careers in areas specifically related to their areas of study.
The Department of English, Journalism, and Media Communications (EJMC) at Stillman College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Journalism. Successful applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in journalism, mass communication, information science, or a related field.
Writing courses may include (but not limited to) Intro to Media Writing, Intro to Mass Comm, Newswriting and Reporting (including editing), and Feature Writing. Online platform courses may include Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design.
The successful applicant will be responsible to do the following:
· Teach writing for print and online courses as well as digital media courses relevant to prior teaching experiences and/or to the subject area(s) of the candidate’s degree.
· Incorporate active student learning and appropriate technology use in the classroom.
· Advise and mentor student majors as they matriculate through the curriculum established for English, Journalism, and/or Media Communications.
· Engage in service activities relevant to the applicant’s field of study as well as to the mission of the department, the division, and the college.
· Engage in professional development activities contributive to the field and the college (i.e., grant writing, conference presentations, workshops, etc.).
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· Knowledge of content area related to candidate’s field of study
· Knowledge of Learning Management System (LMS) use in and outside of the classroom
· Knowledge of pedagogical approaches to engaging with student population
· Knowledge of college policies and procedures
· Knowledge of faculty advising
· Ability to maintain student majors’ files pertaining to academic progress and matriculation
· Knowledge of technological use pertaining to in-class, online, and virtual instruction
Education and Experience
Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in Journalism or related area. Applicants should have academic experience in teaching Journalism, Media/Mass Communications, and Digital Media courses.
No or very limited physical effort required. No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
For consideration of this position, an applicant must include the following items in his/her application package, which may be submitted electronically via Stillman College’s “Office of Human Resources” Webpage (https://stillman.edu/about-us/administration-finance/human- resources/) and/or submitted via email to the Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, the applicant may send a hard copy of the following items in his/her application package via postal services to Human Resources, Stillman College, 3601 Stillman Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401:
· Completed application for employment (please email email@example.com for a copy);
· Cover letter that addresses applicant’s teaching philosophy as well as interests to apply to Stillman College;
· Curriculum Vitae of all educational and professional experiences;
· Copies of transcripts (at the time of the application-submission, unofficial copies are welcomed that include degree received and conferred date; however, the successful applicant must provide official copies of transcript to file with the institution); and
· List of three current professional references with name, relationship to applicant, address, email address, and telephone number. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of the list of professional references.
NOTE: A background search will be required of the successful applicant.