Georgia College & State University

Assistant Professor of Journalism and Production – Tenure-Track

About Us
Georgia College is an integral part of our local and neighboring communities and we are seeking candidates who share that commitment and want to support our mission. Our university team is comprised of faculty and staff professionals who are dedicated to continuing to move Georgia College forward as a nationally preeminent public liberal arts university. Georgia College is located in Milledgeville, a charming town less than a two-hour drive from Atlanta. As you take the time to learn more about our university, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We invite you to review the current employment opportunities that are available at Georgia College.

In keeping with the University’s mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

Job Summary
The Department of Communication is seeking a colleague with a background in journalism and production for a tenure-track assistant professor position.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on March 27, 2022. Applications must be completed in the online Georgia College employment application website. Review of applicants will begin March 28, 2022. The start date will be August 1, 2022.

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The person we seek to hire will complement a growing faculty in Mass Communication by having a teaching load in both the area of Film, Television, and Audio Production and Journalism. That person will have the demonstrated ability to teach courses such as Writing for Digital Media, Audio Production, Podcasting, and other courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. Additionally, the candidate may contribute to core courses within the major including Media Literacy, Theory and Research, and Professional Media Writing. The ideal candidate would also help to teach news writing and gathering skills for students working on the department’s radio station (WGUR-FM), student newspaper (“The Colonnade”), or the department’s television news broadcast (GC-360). The person should have a strong background in Audio Production and can complement existing faculty strengths in video and television production.

Candidates’ educational background must reflect the necessary emphasis and experience to teach production courses, research, and skills-based classes in Film, Television, and Audio Production.

Prior teaching experience at the university level is preferred. Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable. The ideal candidate should also be knowledgeable of ways in which contemporary forms of media can be used in the dissemination of information, and be able to help students package stories across multiple platforms such as podcasts, radio, television, newspapers, and magazines.

Service is an essential responsibility for faculty in the Georgia College Department of
Communication. Service is filled through Departmental, College, and University participation such as committee memberships and offices, programs directed and advised, and participation in special programs or projects.

The ideal candidate has a record of scholarship and a research agenda suitable for a tenure-track faculty member. Candidates may also demonstrate their record of scholarship through creative works and media contributions.

Required Qualifications
Applicants must have a terminal degree in journalism, film, television, and/or audio production (either the MFA or doctorate) or a closely related field by the date of appointment. Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 ( (faculty credentials)).

Successful candidates will be able to work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. In keeping with the university's mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

Preferred Qualifications
Hiring preference will be given to faculty who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia College’s mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship.

Required Documents to Attach
Applicants should include:
 curriculum vitae
 cover letter
 list of three references and contact information
 samples of production work (YouTube, Vimeo, or webpage would be sufficient) –
submitted as “Additional Documents” in the electronic online application process
 copies of transcripts (final copies will be required only for the successful applicant)
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
 Ability to manage multimedia classroom implementing new technology and engaged
learning techniques.
 Ability to engage in professional development through attendance in training on and off campus.
 Ability to participate in service throughout the university.
 Ability to engage in scholarship and creative activity related to area of expertise and to incorporate current scholarship in the field in classes taught.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment that understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Georgia College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require a security clearance.

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