Lecturer of Sports Media

Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a full-time lecturer position to teach in its new Journalism and Sports Media major beginning August 2024.

A key element of the new major is teaching the distinction and similarities between sports journalism and sports media, in broadcast and multimedia venues, with the ideal candidate having graduate education and/or work experience in both. The candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate introductory courses in journalism or media practice and courses based on their expertise. Potential course topics could include but are not limited to sports video production, esports, livestreaming, sports analysis, media writing, play-by-play, and the practice and ethics of traditional and social media. Ideal candidates should also be able to help maintain student extracurricular opportunities and lead collaboration with local and regional sports and media organizations. Completion of at least 18 credits of graduate coursework in Communication, Mass Communication, Journalism, Media Arts, or a related field by the date of appointment, and/or substantial professional experience, is required.

The Department of Communication, Media and Culture is one of Coastal Carolina University’s largest departments, serving over 450 students in Communication and Journalism & Sports Media majors; 100 students in communication, journalism, and health communication minors; and 25 graduate students in its Master of Arts program. Students contribute to student-run media and to media in the University’s Athletics programs and local community.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 49 states and 55 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Faculty are expected to provide high-quality instruction, conduct research and publish/perform in appropriate professional venues, mentor students, provide professional service to the University, and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, student learning, and inclusive pedagogy. Ideal candidates should also be able to teach courses using a variety of instructional methods, including face-to-face, hybrid, and asynchronous distance learning. Teaching assignments may include evening/weekend courses.

Interested candidates should electronically submit at http://jobs.coastal.edu: (1) a letter of application that addresses the qualifications specified in this advertisement (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and (4) the names and contact information for at least three (3x) professional references. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position can be directed to the search chair, Christina Selby at cselby@coastal.edu.Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.