DePauw University Greencastle, IN, United States
Apr 28, 2017Full time
DePauw University, an undergraduate liberal arts university in Greencastle, Indiana, seeks a full-time Professor of Practice to advise the student newspaper, The DePauw, and its companion website, and to teach journalism courses. Established in 1852, The DePauw is Indiana’s oldest college newspaper and boasts an impressive history of producing journalists at the highest levels of the profession. DePauw University is the birthplace of the Society of Professional Journalists and is home to the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media. DePauw University offers a unique opportunity to foster the next generation of journalists in a student-centered, liberal arts setting. Position Description: The Professor of Practice in Journalism will join the professional staff of the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media and serve as editorial advisor to the student newspaper, The DePauw, including its website. The Professor of Practice will also teach courses in journalism in coordination with the English Department, the Department of Communication & Theatre, and the Media Fellows Program, and will have the opportunity to teach focused three-week Winter Term and May Term courses and run short journalism workshops during the school year. The successful candidate will provide leadership, advising, and training for student managers, journalists, writers, designers, photographers, and sales staff at The DePauw, moving them in particular to a digital, multimedia model. This position will also maintain operational oversight to assure that budgets, deadlines, production goals, and regulatory/legal issues are properly understood and addressed by students. The Professor of Practice will be expected to provide regular and timely written feedback on all student output for the newspaper, participate in storyboard meetings and critiques, and coordinate with other student media advisors in television and radio to develop cross-platform initiatives. As part of the duties, this position will participate in regular meetings of the DePauw University Board of Student Publications and also coordinate with the Director of the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media to arrange visiting professional counsellors, journalism internships, awards, and scholarships. The duties of this position intersect with and are supported by the staff of the Pulliam Center. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive newsroom and engage in university-wide outreach initiatives to that end. Finally, the person filling this position will be expected to maintain a regular and visible presence at the newspaper offices during the school year. The term for this position is one year with the possibility of renewal. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related fields and a minimum of 7 years professional journalism experience Experience teaching in a university setting, serving as an editor for a publication, or offering professional workshops Knowledge of and experience with contemporary journalistic practices; full knowledge of AP Style Professional understanding of libel and other media-related legal issues Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across academic and administrative units within the university Ability to interact with diverse populations and individuals Ability to work flexible hours if necessary including some evenings and weekends Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree in journalism, or related field Management experience at a professional media organization Experience in newspaper production/operations, including contemporary design and layout software and multimedia tools, especially Adobe Creative Cloud products (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, etc.) Experience with writing for the web and social media strategy Previous professional experience advising/managing a student publication Candidates should submit applications to Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/41911. Applications should include: a cover letter; résumé; and a list of three references who can speak to the candidate’s potential for advising, innovation in media, and teaching. Candidates should be able to demonstrate, in application materials, a commitment to fostering an engagement with a diversity of ideas and experiences, which promote an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to search committee chair Jonathan Nichols-Pethick at firstname.lastname@example.org. DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.