The Department of Entertainment Media and Journalism at Butler University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant/associate professor in Sports Media beginning Fall 2020. The successful candidate will have expertise in sports media as well as one or more of the following areas: media entrepreneurship, entertainment media and the law, audience research, and sports media production. We seek candidates whose research, teaching and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and intercultural development in an educational and work environment and be willing to contribute to the inclusion efforts on campus. A terminal degree in Journalism/Mass Communication or a closely related field is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 9 credit hours per semester and produce peer-reviewed scholarly publications or creative works.

The Sports Media program is a fast growing and innovative major and Indianapolis is an ideal home base. Students have the opportunity to work on the production of local sporting events, and internship opportunities abound in the Indianapolis area with professional and amateur sports organizations, including the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers, the Indiana Fever, the Indianapolis 500, and the NCAA national headquarters. More information about the Sports Media program is available at

To apply, applicants must submit:

A letter of application outlining qualifications, a teaching philosophy, and a statement of experience with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body
Curriculum vita
Names and contact information of three references

Materials should be submitted to Dr. Lee Farquhar, Sports Media Search Committee Chair, College of Communication, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 or via e-mail to Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Butler University is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with about 4,200 undergraduate students, located in a residential area of Indianapolis. Butler is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition, hiring and other employment-related decisions are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria. It is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally-protected category. Additional information may be found at