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Assistant/Associate Professor of Sports Journalism or Sports Broadcasting

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Post Date: 09/07/2017
Job Number: 5500981
Category: Faculty - College of Communication & Creative Arts
Facility: Rowan Main Campus
Department: Journalism
Status: Regular Full-time
Internal/External: External
Deadline Date: 10/31/2017
Salary: Competitive
Location: Glassboro, NJ
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The Department of Journalism invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member with a focus on sports journalism and/or sports broadcasting to begin in Fall 2018.

We seek candidates with a strong academic and/or professional background in sports journalism and/or broadcasting, demonstrated experience with online media and digital platforms, and a record of successful teaching.

The successful candidate will assist in the development and implementation of a new undergraduate, interdisciplinary Sports Communication and Media degree program within the College of Communication and Creative Arts.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in sports journalism and/or sports broadcasting. Other courses may include digital news gathering, multimedia production, and social media and the news.

This position requires successful scholarly research and publication, with efforts to seek external funding. In addition, the candidate will be expected to contribute to the department and university through service, including participation on committees, curriculum development, and campus events.

Ph.D. preferred. Master’s degree in journalism or related discipline and record of professional and/or scholarly publication required. Experience in teaching and curriculum development at a college or university highly preferred.

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

Start Date: Sept. 1, 2018

Deadline to apply is Oct. 31, 2017

Applications should be submitted as a single pdf file containing (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae specifically showing teaching and journalistic experience, (3) contact information for at least three references (name, phone number, and email address), and (4) unofficial transcripts for the initial application process.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.


All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

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