The Department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University welcomes applications for the Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice in Sports Media Production. The position begins Fall 2024.

The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of all phases of television and video production, with the ability to teach multi-camera production in both field and studio settings. Class assignments will largely support the growing sports media minor, with four courses per semester in Sports Media Production, Multi-Camera Field Production, including remote van operation and video editing, and Multi-Camera Studio Production. They will also teach a practicum course offering hands-on experience in live sports recording and production. The faculty member may also create and launch new sports media and/or production courses, based on their expertise.

The selected candidate will oversee the department’s National Sports Media Association chapter, assist with department and university production projects, and manage activities in the production studios. As an Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice, the faculty member should expect to participate in departmental and university service and remain active in the field, reflecting such activity in teaching and student engagement. The faculty member is not required to engage in research or creative activity.

Minimum Qualifications

-Master’s degree (other degrees will be considered with commensurate experience)

-Experience in sports media/sports production, including a professional portfolio

-Skills and experience in camera operation, live directing, technical directing, audio operation, studio setup, lighting, and video editing

Preferred Qualifications-MFA or other terminal degree

-Five or more years of sports production experience-Teaching experience in higher education

Application Deadline:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure:

Applications must be submitted online here: ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted online and include a cover letter detailing the applicant’s qualifications, relevant experience and interest in the position, a current CV, transcripts and contact information for three references, addressed to Dr. Marcus Funk (

About the Mass Communication Department:

The Department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University serves more than 500 students studying journalism, broadcast production, public relations, advertising and film. Located in the Dan Rather Communications Building, it is home to 90.5 The Kat, Channel 7, Bearkat Student Media, The Houstonian and the annual Heatwave Media and Film Festival. The department blends research-focused and practice-oriented faculty with distinct backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

About Sam Houston State University:

Located 40 miles north of suburban Houston, Sam Houston State University provides high-quality education, scholarship, and service to qualified students for the benefit of regional, state, national, and international constituencies. The university is classified as a High Research Activity university and a “Community Engaged” institution by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. SHSU is a growing community serving over 21,000 students across three campuses in Huntsville, Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information, visit Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.