NAJA Job Board

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The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at South Dakota State University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month Instructor of Journalism. SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. RESPONSIBILITIES: We seek candidates to teach courses in visual communication. We are interested in candidates with professional experience in multi-media and who demonstrate innovative and strategic use of digital, social media, and emerging technology.
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Earned doctorate in journalism and mass communication or closely related field or an earned master’s degree and ten (10) years of relevant professional media experience. • Evidence of effective university teaching in visual communication. • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud and other state-of-the art digital storytelling programs. • Familiarity with this region and contacts with its media outlets. • Evidence of awards and recognition for visual communication work. • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills. • Demonstrated effective interpersonal relations skills. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Online teaching experience and experience working with student groups.
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This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; Curriculum Vitae; and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check