The School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor in sports journalism/public relations. The ideal candidate will contribute to the growth of the sports journalism/media program, teach undergraduate courses in sports journalism/public relations, and teach courses such ethics, law, video journalism, sports reporting, interactive media, and coding and graduate courses. The ideal candidate will also engage in a successful program of research.
• Engage in a successful program of research and publishing
• Provide service to the school, college and university
Credentials Require for Application For an application to be considered complete submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement and a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of contributions or commitment to diversity in higher education, names and contact information of three professional referees who will provide a current (dated within the past year) letter of reference, and copies of graduate transcripts showing highest degree earned. Background check and official transcripts are required for employment.
Information about the University and the Program BGSU is a high-research, residential university located in northwest Ohio approximately 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio and 70 miles from Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Detroit airport. BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 47 master’s degree programs, and 17 doctoral degree programs. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Approximately 20,000 students (including 2900 graduate students) attend BGSU. Over 17% of our students identify as persons of color, and nearly 5% are international students. Of BGSU’s 1200 faculty members, 13% identify as persons of color, 4% hail from different countries. The Division of Diversity and Belonging coordinates affinity groups for faculty and staff who identify as persons of color, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and as persons with disabilities. The University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. For more information, please visit: www.bgsu.edu.
The School of Media and Communication is one of 17 academic units in the College of Arts and Sciences. The School currently has 31 full-time faculty with national and/or international reputations, and 600 undergraduate majors and 60 graduate students. Undergraduates pursue baccalaureate degrees in Communication, Media Production and Studies, and Journalism and engage in a variety of student media groups including: The BG News, the student newspaper; BG-24 News, a live television newscast; WBGU-FM, a radio station that broadcasts throughout NW Ohio; and The Obsidian, a quarterly publication featuring diversity issues. Graduate students can pursue MA or PhD degrees in Media and Communication.
The School of Media and Communication is housed in the Kuhlin Center. The Kuhlin Center is a unique production facility that sets a standard for education in a production control room environment. Production spaces include a 1,740 sq. ft. studio equipped with an Electronic Theatre Control board, LED lighting and green cyc. There are multiple Grass Valley studio cameras, some of which are equipped for robotic operation. The 600 sq. ft. Production Control room is furnished with a Grass Valley Karrera switcher, Ross Trackless Studio with Virtual Sets for news, sports, weather and talk show applications. The Kuhlin Center also has a 300 sq. ft. Insert Studio, a 900 sq. ft. Audio Recording Studio, two student managed Radio Stations, and a Convergence Lab all which are patchable to the Production Control Room for diverse applications. For more information, visit our web site: https://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/media-and-communication.html
For an application to be considered complete submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement and a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of contributions or commitment to diversity in higher education, names and contact information of three professional referees who will provide a current (dated within the past year) letter of reference, and copies of graduate transcripts showing highest degree earned.
For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources, BGSU. Application deadline is January 6, 2020. Background check and official transcripts are required for employment. BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.
• A terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D.) in Journalism, Mass Communication, Public Relations, or related field (e.g., advertising, communication, media). ABDs will be considered as long as the requirements for the degree are completed by August 2020.
• College-level teaching experience in journalism, public relations, advertising or a related area (e.g., video production, digital media).
• Demonstrated experience with emergent media technologies such as data-driven journalism, interactive journalism/public relations, web development or digital story-telling
• Demonstrated scholarly activity (at least two research presentations at a national or regional conference; one or more published or in press journal articles in peer reviewed journalism or communication journals; or one or more book chapters in an edited scholarly volume).
• Demonstrated research, teaching or professional background in sports journalism, sports public relations or sport communication
About Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”Bowling Green State University provides experiences that enhance lives. Students are prepared for lifelong career growth, lives of engaged citizenship and leadership in a global society. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Within our transformative learning community, we build a welcoming, safe and diverse environment where the creative ideas and achievements of all can benefit others throughout Ohio, the nation and the world.