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Journalism and Strategic Media, Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty

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Work Type: Lecturer
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Communications

Job Title

Journalism and Strategic Media, Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty


Journalism and Strategic Media

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.


Salary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The ACEJMC-accredited School of Journalism and Strategic Media at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, temporary (non-tenurable) faculty position (#143270) at the rank of Lecturer. This is a one-year temporary appointment with a possible annual renewal for up to three years. The start date for the appointment is January 1, 2024. The position is contingent upon funding.

The successful applicant will teach a combination of reporting, advanced reporting, and other journalism classes, including working with students in the digital news agency. The applicant's cover letter should clearly identify areas of teaching proficiency and a commitment to diversity and student success.

Required Education

A master's degree in journalism, mass communication, or a communication-related field is required.

Required Related Experience

Two (2) years of teaching journalism/media-related courses or professional experience in journalism or a closely related field is required. A bachelor's degree with a minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience in journalism, public relations, or other media areas may be considered in lieu of a master's degree.

Other Desirables

Applicants with leadership experience in a news agency or newsroom and those with previous teaching experience will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants are required to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy at the time of online application. 

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position-specific questions, please contact Ken Blake at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you must provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 05/11/2023

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