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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer of Communication and Media

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Posting Details

Position Information

Academic Home Department: Communication and Media
Posting Job Title: Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer of Communication and Media
Recruitment Type: Non-Tenure Track

Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer - TBD
Area of Specialty-Discipline: Communication
Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable:
Position Status: Regular Faculty
Tenure Track Status: Non-Tenure Track
Terms of Employment: 9-Month
Contract Type: Full-time
Date Position Available: 01/02/2018

Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

Kennesaw State University invites applications for a Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Communication and Media with a focus on Journalism and Emerging Media, and Manager of Video-Media Technology. Qualifications include an earned master’s or doctorate in Communication, Journalism, or related discipline, or its foreign equivalent, with demonstrated effectiveness in teaching. Professional experience in television news is strongly desired. Knowledge and use of HD video cameras, Adobe Creative Suite (including Premiere and Audition) and other software are required. Ability to manage technology spaces and digital media equipment and participate in planning for strategic improvements in the areas of digital production and digital literacy & innovation are essential. Collegiality and the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary School of Communication and Media are also expected. Responsibilities include teaching required and elective journalism courses. A particular need is in teaching digital media production, photojournalism, advanced video production. Candidates are expected to provide service to the university and the wider community.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

Candidates must have earned a M.A. or Ph.D. in Communication, Journalism, or related discipline, or its foreign equivalent, at the time of employment. Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered.
A commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by engagement, is expected of all faculty members in KSU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 09/01/2017
Questions About Position Opening:

Dr. Carolyn Carlson
Director, Journalism and Emerging Media
Associate Professor of Journalism
School of Communication & Media
Kennesaw State University

Additional Information for Applicants
Application Instructions

To guarantee full consideration, application materials must be submitted electronically by September 1, 2017. Position will remain open until filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application addressing their position qualifications; current curriculum vita; a list of three references along with their email and telephone contact information; a statement of teaching philosophy; a summary of student evaluations and unofficial graduate transcripts (official graduate transcripts are required before the hiring process). All application materials must be submitted via the online application system.

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000547
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 36364
Departmental/College Overview:

The Journalism and Emerging Media major is one of four programs within the School of Communication and Media, with approximately 200 students. The School serves more than 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students through its diverse and expanding curriculum.
The School of Communication and Media offers a B.S. in Journalism, a B.S. in Communication, a B.S. in Public Relations, a Master of Arts in Integrated Global Communication, and a Graduate Certificate in Digital & Social Media.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest college at KSU enrolling more than 7,000 students in 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. For a detailed description of the university, college and department, please visit our home page at You may also visit the School’s home page at

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  6. Summary of Teaching Evaluations
  7. Sample Syllabi
Optional Documents