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Instructors for the School of Journalism and Strategic Communication

Ball State University

Last Updated: 9/28/22

Job Description

The School of Journalism and Strategic Communication invites applications for part-time instructors to teach online and/or on-campus, undergraduate and/or graduate courses beginning in Fall 2022 in advertising, journalism, public relations, sports public relations, design and/or photojournalism.

The ACEJMC-accredited School of Journalism and Strategic Communication at Ball State University (BSU) offers undergraduate majors in strategic communication: advertising; strategic communication: public relations; media design and development; journalism education; and journalism with concentrations in photographic storytelling, magazine media, mass communication, and news writing & reporting, as well as graduate programs in journalism, public relations, and emerging media design and development. The Holden Strategic Communication Center is the state-of-the-art home to the School’s student agency, McKinley Ave. The agency works in cooperation with BSU student media including the Daily News (print and online newspaper), Ball Bearings (print and online magazine), and Byte (online entertainment magazine), which are housed in the Unified Media Lab. The Center for Emerging Media Design and Development is the School’s interdisciplinary storytelling lab that combines human-computer interaction, usability and user experience, design thinking, and transmedia storytelling to develop innovative strategic communication projects. Faculty research interdisciplinary topics in usability and user experience, virtual and augmented reality, mass communication, and storytelling both individually and cooperatively utilizing wide-ranging methods including eye-tracking and psychophysiology in the School’s Unified Research Lab.

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Position Function: Teach online and/or on-campus, undergraduate and/or graduate courses beginning in Fall 2022 in advertising, journalism, public relations, sports public relations, design and/or photojournalism.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in advertising, journalism, public relations, sports administration, mass communications, or field related to the classes taught by the date of appointment.
OR
A Bachelor’s Degree and evidence demonstrating a high level of professional proficiency and expertise in advertising, journalism, public relations, sports public relations, mass communications, or field related to the classes taught by the date of appointment.

Evidence may include:

(1) high-quality portfolio and/or résumé including 5+ years of experience in relation to courses to be taught;
(2) evidence of leadership/management experience and/or evidence of professional
experience in highly competitive professional media environments;
(3) nationally recognized license or certification;
(4) significant professional awards;
OR
(5) high-quality peer-reviewed scholarly and/or juried creative activities.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Terminal degree from an accredited college or university in advertising, journalism, public relations, mass communications, or related field relevant to the classes taught; five years teaching experience; and five years professional media experience.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/30222. Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to Johnny Sparks. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through June 8, 2022.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit: https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/Faculty

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.



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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...