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Assistant Lecturer of Journalism

Ball State University

Last Updated: 8/04/22

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Journalism

Assistant Lecturer of Journalism

Ball State University

The School of Journalism and Strategic Communication has a full-time, one-year, non-tenure-track Assistant Lecturer position available August 2022. Responsibilities include teaching journalism writing, reporting, and editing, as well as student project management, and partnership development. The position supports Inform Muncie, a proof-of-concept newsletter and news website, launched in Spring 2021, which targets the under-recognized and untold stories of Muncie.

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:

  • Primary responsibilities include teaching four courses per semester in journalism writing, reporting, and editing;
  • partnering with internal and external stakeholders and experts to address social problems and economic opportunities through solutions-based journalism within the curriculum;
  • managing student projects, immersive learning, and high-impact experiences.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in journalism or related field from an accredited institution.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in journalism or related field from an accredited institution with a certification in project management and at least one year of part-time or full-time professional experience in journalism.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/31910.

Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to search committee chair, Dan Waechter.

In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through 07/20/2022.

Destination 2040: Our Flight Path establishes Ball State University’s ambitious goals for our second century:

  • We pledge to provide a premier educational experience for every student.
    • We pledge to partner with the community to improve the lives of our neighbors.
    • We are dedicated to having a lifelong presence in the lives of our alumni.
    And when we complement these promises with our commitment to our enduring values, we define that which makes our University and its culture distinctive.

    Our faculty are collegial, collaborative, innovative, inclusive, and adaptive, both within and beyond one’s home unit. These attributes include commitments to collaborative discourse, interdisciplinary inquiry, and enterprising learning practices.

    Our faculty are expected to be innovative, adaptive, engaging teachers across modalities; producers of impactful creative and/or scholarly work; leaders in meaningful service activities to multiple communities. We seek faculty members who are strategic thinkers, engaging our dynamic communities. We are committed to student and faculty success, impact, and access, within an environment that prioritizes inclusive excellence. We inspire each other to be critical thinkers and responsible citizens, so that we can pursue fulfilling careers and meaningful lives.

    Ball State University lives the values of Beneficence. We invite you to be part of our community.

    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. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

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...