Department of Media Studies

Job Details:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville seeks applications for a Lecturer position in the Department of Media Studies. This appointment will be full-time beginning August 19, 2014, for the academic year, with possible renewal subject to funding and staffing contingencies. Salary is commensurate with professional experience and qualifications.

MA in Media Studies or closely related field required. Ph.D. or ABD in Media Studies or closely related field preferred. Teaching experience desired. Knowledge and demonstrated proficiencies in journalism, and public relations required. Proficiency in audio and video production and social media highly desired. Experience with Mac and PC delivery mechanisms, traditional and on-line reporting and/or broadcasting desired. Demonstrable skills in oral and written communication, observable dedication to undergraduate education, and enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom are required.

Teach 4 or 5 courses per semester according to department need and area of expertise. Possibility to serve as adviser to the student radio station.

Department Information:
The Department of Media Studies has seven faculty and teaching staff members with approximately 170 majors and 60 minors. The department emphasizes professional development in mass media and communication, with small class sizes and individualized attention. Our well-equipped labs for broadcast and computer imaging complement our emphases in public relations; journalism; video and audio production; and photography and web development. The department is responsible for supervision of the campus radio station, programming for an educational access channel, and the student newspaper.

Campus Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Special Notes:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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To Ensure Consideration:
Review of completed applications will begin March 18, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply:
Submit letter of application; curriculum vita; undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable); statement of teaching philosophy; separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and other issues of historic marginalization; and names and contact information for three references, electronically via on-line application process. Final candidates will provide a teaching demonstration.

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