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Assistant Lecturer of Strategic Communication and Design

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

Department of Journalism

Assistant Lecturer of Strategic Communication and Design

Ball State University

The Department of Journalism invites applications for a one-year, full-time, non-tenure Assistant Lecturer position. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in strategic communication (e.g., advertising and/or public relations) and media design (e.g., web design, data visualization, interaction design, or graphic design).

The ACEJMC accredited Department of Journalism at Ball State University offers undergraduate majors in advertising, public relations, journalism graphics, photojournalism, magazine media, news, and journalism education, as well as graduate programs in journalism, public relations, and emerging media design and development. The department’s innovative curricular approach to advertising and public relations education combined with exceptional co-curricular opportunities and facilities promise to graduate real-world ready professionals for the strategic communication careers of the future. The Holden Strategic Communication Center is the state-of-the-art home to the departmentally supported integrated strategic communication agency, McKinley Ave. The agency works in cooperation with Ball State University’s independent student media including the Daily News (print and online newspaper), Ball Bearings (print and online magazine), NewsLink Indiana (television newscast), and Byte (online entertainment magazine), which are housed in the Unified Media Lab.

Primary Responsibilities: The successful candidate should have the ability to teach undergraduate courses in strategic communication (e.g., advertising and/or public relations) and media design (e.g., web design, data visualization, interaction design, or graphic design).

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in advertising, journalism, public relations, mass communications, or related field relevant to the classes taught by the date of appointment.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Three years of professional experience in strategic communication and/or design; undergraduate-level teaching experience.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume, cover letter addressed to Johnny Sparks, and the link to your online portfolio. Please include a link to your online portfolio within your resume. Although the option to upload copies of transcripts is available in the application, an official, original transcript showing the highest related degree earned is required at time of hire (even if obtained at Ball State University). Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through June 29, 2021.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

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:

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, religion, sex, 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...