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Adjunct Faculty - Journalism

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

If you need assistance in applying please contact Faculty Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128. If you have position specific questions, please contact Dr. Greg Pitts at, 615-494-8925.

Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Number 143870
Requisition Number F172
Job Title Adjunct Faculty - Journalism
Department Journalism
College Media and Entertainment
University Expectations

Excellence in teaching is expected for all positions. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching.

Job Description

Middle Tennessee State University has periodic openings for part-time instructors to teach classes in the School of Journalism for the 2017-2018 academic year. Instructors usually teach afternoon or evening classes, one or two days a week, in journalism, advertising, public relations or visual communication.

The successful candidate is expected to possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities in journalism or advertising or public relations or visual communication or other related professional area. This includes:
- Knowledge of principles, methods, and current developments in the field;
- Knowledge of subject matter and course content for teaching;
- Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques for teaching;
- Skilled in the use of computers, Internet resources, and software such as Adobe Creative Suite;
- Ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students in field of study;
- Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process;
- Ability to successfully interact professionally with students, other educators, educational institution representatives, and the general public;
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally;
- Ability and willingness to learn all software specific to Middle Tennessee State University that is required to perform duties.

Required Education

Instructors should have a minimum of a master’s degree and at least 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline they are teaching.

Required Related Experience

Current professional experiences in one or more of these areas is required: journalism—broadcast, print, online, advertising, public relations, graphic and web design. Persons with exceptional professional experiences, and no graduate education, may sometimes be considered for part-time positions.

Required License/Registration/Certification
Other Desirable
Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Job Open Date 02/17/2017
Job Review Date for Optimal Consideration 02/10/2017
Is this position Grant Funded? No
Special Instructions to Applicants

If you need assistance in applying please contact Faculty Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Dr. Greg Pitts at, 615-494-8925.

Additional Information

If selected for an appointment, applicants should then request official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees be sent directly to the academic department.

Likewise, if selected for an appointment, you will be required to provide letters of professional recommendation from three sources. The letters should be on letterhead, must be current and specific to the job posting, bear a physical signature and may not be provided from a general dossier.

Applications to this posting will be maintained as a pool for consideration of appointments that may become available during the 2017-2018 academic year.

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

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.

Pre-Employment Information

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Job Category Faculty - Adjunct
Job Type Part Time
Academic Resources

Reference Letters

Reference Letters

Accept References No
Minimum Requests
Maximum Requests
Last Day a Reference Provider Can Submit Reference
Special Instructions to Reference Provider

Letters should be addressed to:

Dr. Greg Pitts, Department Chair
School of Journalism
Middle Tennessee State University
Box 64
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a sexual offender or violent sexual offender as defined by T.C.A. 40-39-202?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • MTSU Jobs
    • State Office of Employment Services
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Friend/Employee
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Other Document 2