Job Description: Type: Full-Time Faculty

Date Available: August 1, 2022

Status: Review start date is March 1, 2022, but all applications will continue to be received and reviewed until the position is filled.

Position Summary:
Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA), a private Christian institution located in West Palm Beach, Florida, seeks an inspiring and strategic Assistant/Associate Professor of Journalism. Teaching will include interdisciplinary courses that integrate communication disciplines and draw on both pedagogical and professional experience. Normal teaching load is four courses each semester. Additional responsibilities include advising, developing, and delivering interdisciplinary courses; researching and publishing; mentoring and managing student publications. The entrepreneurial candidate will further enhance the excellence and vitality of the journalism program in accordance with the University mission. This academic program is located in the College of the Arts. Programs of study in the College include Cinema Arts, Communication, Dance, Digital Media, Gaming, Graphic Design, Journalism, Music, Preparatory Department, Public Relations, Sports Broadcasting, Theatre Arts, and Visual Art. This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Communication, Journalism, and Public Relations. Rank is commensurate with credentials and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• D. in Journalism, Ph.D. in Communication with a concentration in Journalism, or M.A in Journalism with commensurate professional experience
• Demonstrated knowledge of journalism as an academic discipline and a practice
• An active Christian faith

Preferred Qualifications:
• 3+ years of teaching experience at the university level
• 3+ years field experience in journalism, as evidenced by a portfolio of recent work
• Successful track record of course development and instruction as measured by student and administration evaluations

Summary of Job Duties:
• Articulate and explore the relationship between press media and the civic good
• According to expertise, courses taught may include Foundations in Journalism, Journalism Lab, News Editing, Broadcast Journalism, News Reporting, and Investigative Journalism
• Teach courses that emphasize the fundamentals of convergent journalism, writing, and reporting
• Advise student journalism publications
• Develop innovative coursework exploring the future of journalism and its place within the field of communication
• Conduct a program of rigorous scholarship
• Integrate Christian faith and pedagogy
• Participate in University service and faculty development programs
• Other duties as assigned by the Dean

The successful candidate will possess the soft skills and hard standards to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues and will have a demonstrated commitment to creating, fostering and sustaining a culture that celebrates entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration in and out of the classroom. This person will excel in attention to detail, effective oral and written communication, consensus building, creative problem solving, professionalism, and intrinsic work ethic. The self-motivated person will bring the inspiration and enthusiasm required to advance creative momentum, ensuring the department’s achievements are broadcast widely and strategically.

Applications for faculty/academic administration positions must include:
• A letter of application
• Resume or curriculum vitae
• Unofficial copies of all transcripts
• Three letters of professional reference or a list of three professional references
• Statement of your teaching philosophy
• Statement indicating how you have previously or intend to intentionally integrate a Christian theistic worldview in the teaching/learning process
• Completed & signed Faculty Applicant Questionnaire

Please visit https://www.pba.edu/human-resources/faculty-admin-positions.html to complete the application process.