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Journalism, Citizen Media Professorship Open at Kennesaw State

Next week at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) convention in Chicago, Aug 6-9, 2008, I will be talking to people interested in applying for this job:

tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication with a focus on Journalism and Citizen Media at Kennesaw State University.

Of course, anyone qualified is encouraged to apply, whether or not you will be at the AEJMC convention.

Here is the job description:

Kennesaw State University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication with a focus on Journalism and Citizen Media. Qualifications include an earned doctorate degree (completed by August 2009) in communication, mass communication, or a related field.

Responsibilities include teaching required writing courses, contributing to the teaching of other communication courses, performing service duties, and maintaining scholarly productivity. Core courses in Journalism and Citizen Media include: Writing for Public Communication, News Writing and Reporting, Advanced Media Writing, and Multimedia Visions of Community. Excellence in teaching and mentoring students is expected.

The Department wishes to provide an inclusive learning environment to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. Candidates are, therefore, encouraged to address in their application how they can contribute to the diversity of the community.

To apply:

…send a letter addressing your qualifications for the position; current curriculum vita; teaching evaluations; statement of teaching philosophy; sample syllabi; names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references; and transcripts to:

Leonard Witt, JCM Search Committee Chair
Kennesaw State University
Department of Communication
1000 Chastain Road, MB #2207
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591.

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