Journalism Lecturer/Media Advisor

Department of Communication

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Department of Communication
Journalism Lecturer/Media Advisor

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Department of Communication seeks a lecturer of journalism with expertise in journalism for a multi-platform converged media environment who will also serve as media advisor.  Starting date for the position is August 2013.

Duties include teaching digital journalism courses, such as: Writing for the News Media, Journalism for the Web, Public Affairs Reporting and Sports Reporting. There may also be opportunities to teach upper-level undergraduate seminars that explore current issues in journalism. The successful candidate also will serve as advisor to the university’s multiple-platform news publication, the Royal Purple.

The successful candidate will have academic experiences with culturally diverse populations and experience with a variety of teaching methods.

Qualifications: Extensive experience in journalism with an emphasis on reporting and editing; M.A. or M.S. in Journalism, Mass Communication or related field.

The Department of Communication serves a diverse population of students, and embraces the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence that are reflected in the University of Wisconsin System’s commitment to diversity and educational opportunity.

How to apply: Submit a completed application packet online (preferred) or hard copy containing: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies will suffice until final stages of interview process).

Application packets should be sent to:
Julie Ridgeman, Academic Department Associate
Communication Department
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190

All other correspondence should be directed to the search committee chair:  Dr. Jim Kates, katesj@uww.edu.

Applications received on or before November 13, 2012 will be guaranteed full review; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Department of Communication serves more than 600 students in its seven majors/emphases:  Broadcast/Print/Web Journalism, Advertising, Electronic Media, Corporate and Health Communication, Public Relations, International Journalism, and Media Arts and Game Development.  The department’s graduate program offers tracks in Mass Communication and Corporate Communication.

For more information on our department see http://academics.uww.edu/cac/communication/index.html.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a comprehensive university in the well-respected University of Wisconsin system.  Established in 1868, the University has approximately 12,043 students enrolled in 50 undergraduate and 11 graduate degree programs.  Located in a community of 14,769 near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance of the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago.  See http://www.uww.edu for more information.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an AA/EEO employer.  We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.  UW-Whitewater conducts criminal background checks as a contingency to employment.  A criminal background check will be conducted prior to employment.