Competitive Salary

Full-time 9 month position.

Main Campus – Starkville, MS

Position Open Date: February 19, 2018 – Review of applications will begin on March 19, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Area of Specialization:  Broadcasting & Digital Journalism

Anticipated Appointment Date:  August 16, 2018

Position Function
This is a full-time, 9-month, non- tenure track faculty position requiring the successful candidate to teach and perform service.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This is one full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track faculty position requiring the successful candidate to teach and
perform service.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the activities below. The successful candidate will teach Broadcasting and related courses, including a combination of Television Production, Advanced Television Production, News Writing for Electronic Media, Writing for the Media, Digital Communication, Broadcast Performance, Practicum in Television News. Preference given to candidates who have the ability to lead students in production of a 30-minute live news program as part of the Practicum in Television News course. Hands-on experience with the latest software and equipment is essential for the position.

The successful candidate will have a 4/4 course load (or equivalent duties) for fall and spring semesters. Summer teaching is often available, but is not guaranteed. The successful candidate will assist with the continuing development of curriculum in the Broadcasting concentration.

A Master’s degree is required. However, consideration will be given to someone with a Bachelor’s degree and substantial professional experience in the broadcast industry in the areas listed below.
1) Reporting and producing
2) Non-linear video editing
3) Broadcast production
4) Web-based journalism
5) Creative Cloud or equivalent knowledge

The successful candidate must have a thorough knowledge of the field and a willingness to participate collegially in a broad department. Colleagues must be able to communicate that knowledge in the classroom environment to students as well as to other important groups through scholarship and service. See above for overall duties and responsibilities.

Salary and benefits are competitive. A summary of employee benefits is available at www.hrm.msstate.edu.

All applicants must apply online at:  http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/496109/instructor

Please attach a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and philosophy of teaching.
In addition, please send three reference letters to Dr. Lawrence Strout, Chair of Broadcast & Digital Journalism Search Committee, Department of Communication, P.O. Box PF, Mississippi State, MS 39762.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

As a land-grant institution created by Congress through the 1862 Morrill Act, Mississippi State University embraces a mission of learning, service, and research that serve all sectors of the state’s diverse population. MSU is one of only a few schools to earn both research and community engagement rankings from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Moreover, the National Science Foundation ranks Mississippi State among the nation’s top 100 research institutions. MSU is a recognized leader in a number of disciplines, and well known for innovative partnerships, real-world impact and offering undergraduate and graduate students unique research opportunities. Resources on campus that may be of particular interest to communication scholars include the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, the John C. Stennis Institute of Government, the Social Science Research Center, the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the Institute for the Humanities.
The Department of Communication is within the College of Arts & Sciences and currently serves approximately 600 majors. Communication majors may choose from one or more of the following concentrations: Broadcasting, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, and Theatre.

Additional department information is available at www.comm.msstate.edu.