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University of Kentucky, College of Communication and Information
Lexington, Kentucky, United States (on-site)
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University of Kentucky
School of Journalism and Media

OPEN RANK PROFESSOR—MEDIA LAW AND ETHICS
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – BROADCAST NEWS AND SPORTS
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – VIDEO FIELD PRODUCTION AND MEDIA STUDIES

The award-winning School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky anticipates multiple openings as part of a faculty cluster hire search planned for the 2022-2023 academic year in our dynamic journalism and media arts and studies programs. The goal of this cluster hire is to attract and support diverse faculty who can teach both practical and theoretical courses in the areas of broadcast news and sports, video production and media production, and media law and ethics, in addition to their areas of research and creative specialization. The School is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. We have revised our undergraduate programs to include paths in print, broadcast, and sports journalism and added a new video game design and development minor to our media arts and studies program.

The Open Rank Professor—Media Law and Ethics Position requires teaching courses in media law and ethics. This position is designed as an Open Rank, Regular Title Series, tenure-eligible, 9-month assignment. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: new media law, media regulation and policy, media ethics, community affairs journalism, investigative journalism, other areas related to freedom of information requests and the First Amendment.

The Assistant Professor—Broadcast News and Sports Position requires the ability to lead, teach, and mentor a team of students to produce award-winning work in a highly energized daily TV studio environment. This position is designed as a Special Title Series, tenure-eligible, 9-month assignment. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: audio news, podcasting, short-form video storytelling, and specialized multimedia classes on sports, business, climate change or race and diversity.

The Assistant Professor—Video Field Production and Media Studies Position requires the ability to teach courses in video field production and media studies. This position is designed as a Special Title Series, tenure-eligible, 9-month assignment. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated expertise in video editing, plus ability to teach in one or more of the following areas: media and culture, audio production, film production, or other area of production specialization or media studies.

Professional experience is desired, as is a record of teaching experience and scholarly or creative work.

Applicants should hold a master's degree or higher in a related field; a terminal degree is preferred (Ph.D., J.D., M.F.A.). Members of under-represented groups are highly welcome and encouraged to apply, as are those who would bring dimensions of diversity, equity and inclusion to the School’s teaching, service and research missions.

Tenure-eligible means candidates must first meet the prescribed criteria per Administrative Regulation 2:2-1 and statements of evidence to be granted tenure. The anticipated start for all positions is August 2023.

These new faculty members report directly to the Director of the School of Journalism and Media and is expected to teach two courses each semester in the journalism or media studies sequences and produce scholarly research.

Our Commitment to Diversity: We are committed to recruitment, retention, and representation strategies and practices to increase the presence of underrepresented individuals. Our commitment applies to all candidates inclusive of race, color, creed, religion,
national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

About the School: The School of Journalism and Media is recognized for its accomplishments in academic scholarship and professional areas. The School offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in two areas of study: journalism (print/multimedia, broadcast/multimedia) and media arts and studies. The School also participates in the graduate program of the college that includes the M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication.
Students learn first-hand working at the award-winning Kentucky Kernel newspaper, KRNL Lifestyle and Fashion magazine and the Kentucky Kernel Year in Photos. Also, there are great opportunities at WRFL, WUKY and the Student News Network, our award-winning student newscast. School alumni include Pulitzer, Emmy, Murrow, and Oscar winners and current media makers with ESPN, CBS, NBC, NPR, CNN, EA, and The Washington Post.

The School also promotes the free flow of information through its Scripps Howard First Amendment Center. Since 1981, the School has been the home of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues also operates within
the School.

About the College:
The College of Communication and Information is composed of two schools (School of Information Science and School of Journalism and Media), two departments (Department of Communication and Department of Integrated Strategic Communication), and interdisciplinary master’s and PhD programs. More than 80 full-time faculty lead nearly 2,000 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students while also teaching in the university’s core curriculum and serving students pursuing minors and certificates in the college. The college also houses University of Kentucky’s independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the championship winning Intercollegiate Debate Team.

About the University:
Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being. The campus is home to more than 31,000 students, more than 2,500 faculty members, and nearly 14,000 staff members. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, the University
of Kentucky is an incubator for interdisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.

According to Forbes magazine’s 2022 America’s Best-in-State Employers list, the University of Kentucky is the top ranked education employer in the state. In addition, for a fifth straight year, the University of Kentucky has appeared on ModernThink’s list of Great Colleges to Work For. 

As a leader among employers, the University of Kentucky offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more details, please visit www.uky.edu/HR/benefits.

About Lexington:
Featured on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of best places to live in 2022, the City of Lexington is a great place to not only live, but also work and study. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth and lower cost of living of a small city and
the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events, and a thriving dining scene.

To apply, please visit the UK Jobs site https://ukjobs.uky.edu/ . Application materials should include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, evidence of teaching excellence, and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Please note that references will not be contacted without prior consent.

Application review will begin December 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.



Requirements

Applicants should hold a master's degree or higher in a related field; a terminal degree is preferred (Ph.D., J.D., M.F.A.).

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66057657
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky, United States
  • Company Name For Job: University of Kentucky, College of Communication and Information
  • Position Title: Faculty Cluster Hire for School of Journalism and Media
  • Job Function: Assistant Professor
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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