Visiting Assistant Professor, Broadcasting 498875 (One Year Appointment)
Position Type: Faculty
Position Number: 498875
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Communication Department at Lamar University seeks an assistant professor with expertise in broadcasting for a visiting professor position to begin August 2016. Candidates must have a PhD or other terminal degree in broadcasting, broadcasting-video production, or other closely related field. Relevant professional work experience is desired. Additional work experience or academic experience in broadcast/video production is desired. Our department houses the university television station and the successful candidate will be an integral part of the station's operation. Our program contains tracks ranging from advertising, to corporate, to film and broadcasting. Therefore, willingness to work in a diverse yet mutually supportive department is necessary.
Candidates should be capable of teaching courses from among the following: Introduction to Broadcasting, Television Production, TV Field Production, Newswriting & Performing for Television, and additional broadcasting courses. Additional courses may include communication law, film production, mass communication, digital editing and new media. Opportunities may exist to teach other established courses and for new course development. Excellent teaching in our undergraduate programs, active scholarship/professional development, and service are expected of the successful candidate.
1. 4/4 course load, with possibility of overload and summer classes
2. Active involvement in departmental, college, and university committees
3. Active research program in either or both of the desired fields
4. Advising students
The successful candidate will have:
1. An earned doctoral or other terminal degree in communication or related field, with specialization in Broadcasting or Broadcasting/Film Production.
2. A record of teaching, research, and creative activity and service that justifies appointment as assistant or associate professor;
3. A clear vision of excellence, active engagement and innovation in undergraduate education;
4. Evidence of clear and effective communication;
5. An understanding of the organization and function of university department, to include a commitment to shared governance.
Lamar University is a member of The Texas State University System, has an enrollment of 13,000 students, and offers a wide variety of baccalaureate and masters degrees as well as doctorates in multiple disciplines. Lamar faculty have a strong commitment to teaching excellence combined with research. Non-traditional students comprise almost 25% of the student enrollment in this culturally diverse university, while 70% of the student body is full-time and under the age of 25. Dorm construction over the last decade has increased on-campus residency to near 5,000, and thousands of additional students from across the state are taking advantage of Lamars expanding distance education program. Lamars athletics program is nationally ranked in golf and baseball, with strong regional showings in volleyball, soccer, basketball, track and field, and other sports. The 8-storey Mary and John Gray Library, a Beaumont landmark, holds 1.5 million volumes and provides access to an additional 4.5 million digital volumes.
Beaumont is located on the banks of the Neches River in southeast Texas, 85 miles east of Houston and 35 miles from Gulf of Mexico beaches. Outdoor and leisure opportunities are enhanced by the Big Thicket National Preserve and by abundant lakes in the East Texas area. A wide range of cultural activities are provided through a regional symphony orchestra, several art museums, historic houses, opera, ballet, and theatre companies. A year-round temperate climate increases opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. Unlike many parts of the United States, Beaumonts housing market has remained healthy throughout the recent economic downturn, and Beaumont can boast of nationally ranked preparatory schools as well as a vibrant public educational system.
The position will be available for the Fall of 2016. This is a 9-month position with a teaching load of four courses per semester. There may also be the opportunity to teach summer classes for additional pay. This will be a one year appointment. The successful applicant may apply for the tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor of Broadcasting position which will open in fall, 2016. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Security Sensitive Statement:
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posting Date: 05/04/2016
Open Until Filled: Yes
Applicant review begins May 5, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. We would like to have an applicant selected by July, 2016.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references to via the online portal accessible through the Lamar University web-page at: https://jobs.lamar.edu.
Lamar University is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks and encourages nominations and expressions of interest from members of groups that are traditionally under-represented in higher education.
To apply, visit https://jobs.lamar.edu/.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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