The School of Arts, Media, & Communications at Lindenwood University invites applications for an assistant / associate professor and division director of mass communications.
Qualified applicants will possess a terminal degree in mass communications with specialization in television news production. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 3 courses (9 credit hours) each semester on television news production. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching online. All Lindenwood faculty members are expected to advise and mentor students, continue to develop their expertise through research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance and campus life.
The assistant / associate professor and division director of mass communications is a full-time, 12-month faculty position that will begin August 2020. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
The successful candidate will teach 3 related courses (Broadcast News Writing, Television News Production, and Multiplatform Reporting) each semester. Students enroll in all three courses concurrently and collaborate in the production of a weekly newscast. As division director, the successful candidate will provide oversight, direction, and support for the Mass Communications, Advertising & Strategic Communications, Social Media & Digital Content Strategy, and Cinema Arts programs and their faculty.
Experience in media production
Experience in a Multi-Media Journalistic (MMJ)
Experience with online branding and social media to support news delivery
Experience in a television news production environment as an assignment editor, news director, and/or producer
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.
Communication Skills: Ability to verbalize understanding of complex problem or situations, ask relevant questions for clarifications, and explain it clearly to others; well-developed written communication skills; ability to communicate diplomatically, clearly, and effectively with students and co-workers verbally, in-person and by telephone, using the English language; ability to present materials effectively to individual students or groups; ability to manage interpersonal conflict situations requiring tact, diplomacy, and discretion; ability to support a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion through effective interactions with students, employees, alumni, and other stakeholders.
Decision-Making & Analytical Skills: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; ability to organize and express ideas, directions, and data in a logical sequence to describe a process, or explain procedures, such as how to perform a task to someone else; ability to deal with abstract and concrete variables.
Technological & Related Skills: Use current technology to enhance effectiveness including but not limited to computers, computer-assisted instruction programs, and audio-visual equipment; be willing to learn and apply any other new technology necessary to enhance learning; working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Canvas (LMS), CAMS (SIS), Workday (EIS); ability to use phones, fax machines, printers, scanners, and copiers.
Lindenwood University, often referred to as Lindenwood or LU, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in St. Charles, Missouri. Founded in 1827 by George Sibley and Mary Easton Sibley, it is the second oldest higher-education institution west of the Mississippi River and since 1990 the fastest growing university in the Midwest. The University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 16,000 students a year through values-centered programs that lead to development of the whole person. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.