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Humanist Archives: April 18, 2020, 8:20 a.m. Humanist 33.776 - visiting asst professorship (Pittsburgh)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 776.
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        Date: 2020-04-17 20:36:25+00:00
        From: Justus, Jeremy Clayton 
        Subject: Visiting Assistant Professor Job at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Friends and Colleagues,

I'm happy, during these trying times, to announce that the Journalism
and Multimedia and Digital Culture programs jointly seek applicants
capable of teaching courses in both Journalism and Digital Humanities at
a regional branch campus of the University of Pittsburgh.

Feel free to contact me, Jeremy C. Justus, at jej39@pitt.edu
for more information.

Details below:

The Division of Humanities at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
(UPJ) invites applications for a full-time Visiting Instructor/Assistant
Professor who will teach, advise majors, and serve in the Journalism
and Multimedia and Digital Culture programs. Candidates should have
experience in working as a Journalist and have either an MA in Digital
and Print Journalism, Journalism Entrepreneurship, or Mass Media Arts
and Journalism (or) an MS in Multimedia Journalism. The successful
candidate will have a four-course (12 credit) per semester teaching load
and offer courses that like Reporting 1, Feature Writing, Introduction
to Journalism, Copyreading/Editing, Magazine Writing, Digital
Humanities, and other courses essential to preparing students to serve
in the Journalism and Digital Humanities fields.

The start date for these positions is August 2020. Duties and
responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1. providing
well-prepared, appropriately designed, carefully focused classes to
undergraduates that emphasize both the practical (basic and advanced
skills) and the theoretical; 2. informing students of course
requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements; 3.
preparing and grading class assignments, essays, and examinations, and
informing students of their academic progress; 4. maintaining
attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them in
accordance published deadlines; 5. advertising/posting and holding
sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing
policy. 6. engaging in program improvement initiatives sponsored by the
Journalism and MMDC Departments and the Humanities Division; 7.
maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective
teaching/ learning strategies; 8. advising majors in their selection of
courses and maturation in the Journalism and MMDC programs;
9. demonstrating appropriate standards of professional conduct and
ethics; 10. advising students in their publication of the /Advocate
(/our student newspaper); 11. establishing, monitoring, and guiding
students in internships; and serving on Humanities Division and
University-level committees focused upon the education of all of our

Desirable Qualifications: 1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning
and to the success of all students in the open-access learning
environment of a college or university; 2. Demonstrated sensitivity to
issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach college students
of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders,
cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or
varied levels of academic preparation; 3. Training and/or experience in
teaching undergraduate Journalism courses, as well as a willingness to
teach other courses in the discipline as needed; 4. Commitment to
innovation and improvement of teaching, 5. Commitment to professional
and personal development; 6. Ability to work both independently and
collaboratively in a small-campus setting that requires involvement and
responsibilities from each member; 7. Strong interpersonal skills and
collaborative spirit; 8. Recent experience teaching Journalism; 9.
Evidence of teaching effectiveness.

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is an Equal Opportunity
Employer and is particularly committed to providing
Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled persons opportunities to work in the
field of Journalism.  The University is especially interested in
qualified candidates who can contribute, through their leadership,
research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of
the academic community.

For full consideration, submit all application materials, including a
cover letter, curriculum vita, transcripts, evidence of teaching
effectiveness, and three letters of reference (directly from source or
placement office) through the University of Pittsburgh’s Talent Center
at https://www.join.pitt.edu/find-positions.

Review of applications will begin on May 14, 2020 and continue until the
position is filled; to receive full consideration, all materials should
be received by the initial review date. Prior to any offer of
employment, official transcripts will be required.

Must send teaching philosophy, CV, and cover letter indicating interest
in the 1 year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Journalism at
UPJ.The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity
and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets

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