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Virginia Tech School of Communication
Mimi Harris

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181 Turner Street NW Virginia Tech 130 Shanks Hall
Blacksburg Virginia United States 24061


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Sports Media Professor of Practice

Job ID: 66315
Job Views: 517
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Postal Code: 24061
Job Category: Academia
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
Posted: 05.18.2022

Job Description

The Virginia Tech School of Communication invites applications for a
full-time assistant professor of practice (non-tenure-track). The new faculty member will be expected to teach multimedia journalism and sports media skills courses, and should have familiarity with Adobe products such as Adobe Premiere, Audition and Photoshop. Possible courses include Media Writing, Visual Media, Introduction to Sports Media, Sports Journalism and Play-by-Play Reporting, as well as courses relevant to the instructor’s area of expertise. The faculty member will teach three classes per semester. 
Screening of applications will begin June 15. Complete applications include the online application form and the following supplemental materials: a cover letter briefly detailing the applicant’s fit with the job description and school, a curriculum vitae, three samples of journalistic work, and a list of three references (names, address, phone numbers, and email contacts). Applications must be submitted electronically at  Virginia Tech Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. Please direct questions about the position to Mike Horning, School of Communication, Shanks Hall (0311), Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-7166,

Job Requirements

   Preference will be given to applicants with: Master’s degree in journalism or related field or bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication, sports management or related field with substantial experience in sports media. Demonstration of extensive professional media-industry expertise. 
Other desired qualifications include: Doctorate in mass communication or related field, communication sports management or related field. Full-time experience in sports journalism On-air reporting or play-by-play experience. Knowledge of Digital news/sports production College-level teaching experience. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite

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